Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
The flowers are blooming. The temperature's rising. And the smell of charcoal is in the air. It's officially grilling season -- the perfect time to fire up that commitment to a healthier life-style. While this outdoor tradition adds flavors to food, it also helps remove fat and calories. Here are some barbecue tips: · Seared Salads -- Take a break...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Suddenly, the warm weather is upon us. Backyards, gardens and parks are exploding in a riot of pinks, purples, yellows and greens. This is the perfect time to dine al fresco. To keep it all simple, remember that you don't have to have everything ready before the guests arrive. Welcome them with glasses of wine, then delegate tasks: setting the...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
Here's what I've learned about summer barbecues: Greet your friends with frozen margaritas, and you're guaranteed to create a party mood. June kicks off the most informal entertaining season of the year, with the exception of the Sundays leading up to the Super Bowl. Summer is a time when Americans love to grill everything from steak to tofu. Informal at...
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At Shavuot time, tradition says: Think dairy!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Shavuot is the late spring festival that begins seven weeks after the first day of Passover. Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, thus the Festival of the First Fruits. Historically, it is the celebration of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is generally associated...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
The availability of American food products in Israel has grown exponentially since I first made aliyah to Jerusalem in 1966. At that time, it was unheard of to find the likes of Starkist tuna, Heinz ketchup, M&M's candies and Skippy peanut butter anywhere. One of the large supermarket chains would hold an "American Week" annually and import a tantalizing array...
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