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Ginger-Garlic-Sesame Bok Choy

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This recipe is so simple and so delicious. I bought two bunches of bok choy at the farmers market last week, and this ended up being the perfect way to prepare it.

Home Design Trends: Functional Spaces

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The pandemic’s been a busy time for interior designers, as clients restricted to their living rooms, kitchens and desks are finding that the new...

Pandemic Fashion: Going Beyond the Mask

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In 2020, comfort was key. Elissa Bloom, executive director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, saw the popularity of items like sweatpants, sneakers and leggings skyrocket...

Knitting Nonprofit Promotes Healing, One Stitch at a Time

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Ellen Rubin knows knitting is often thought of as a hobby for the elderly, but she believes the craft has something to offer everyone. “I...

Triple Coconut Cake

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This cake was born out of a surplus of coconut cream. My daughter used a portion of a can for quinoa porridge, and I wanted to use the rest before it went bad.

Jews of Philly Fashion: Jacob Hurwitz

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It’s the newest edition of Jews of Philly Fashion, introducing you to the Chosen few who dress our city. They might mix wool and...

Erica Pais’ Cardamom Blondies

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Local pastry chef and baking instructor Erica Pais credits her mother with forecasting her destiny as a pastry professional.

Rabbi Abel Respes Spent Lifetime Urging Jews of Color to Discover Their Roots

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The late Rabbi Abel Respes, the subject of a Black History Month webinar this week, always knew his family was different. Born in 1919 to...

Erica Pais Creates Local Baking Community

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With Purim on the horizon and in-person gatherings still iffy, many families are coming up with creative ways to get together virtually — like a Zoom hamantaschen baking class taught by local pastry chef Erica Pais. But first, some background.

Langhorne Slim’s New Album Inspired By Singer’s Jewish Grandparents

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Anyone will tell you that 2020 was a tough year, but Langhorne Slim’s 2019 was no picnic, either. The Jewish singer-songwriter was unable to make...