Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
My mother-in-law is one of those whirling dervishes who can organize any disaster you can throw her way. Attic, garage or walk-in closet that you can’t even look at? No problem; she can have the entire thing done in an hour or two[…]-READ-MORE>
True confession: in addition to being oddly attached to my KitchenAid mixer, I happen to have genuine affection for my cookbooks. I’m not one of those who have to buy every single one I see (although I do have quite a few, and too[…]-READ-MORE>
Purple plum torte is juicy, sweet, and slightly tart. The buttery crust is a perfect balance to the fruit and the torte makes a gorgeous presentation.
The Backstory: This delicious plum torte comes to you from my dear friend, […]-READ-MORE>
What better way to celebrate the special women in your life than with a bright and cheerful table such as this? I have been collecting different sets of dishes (some full sets and some bits and pieces like cups, salad plates and c[…]-READ-MORE>
If you know it’s a boy, or he’s already here (Mazel Tov!). And if you are planning to celebrate with a baby shower for your little boy or you are hosting a bris, here are some adorable ideas to make your event just a little swee[…]-READ-MORE>
Come Friday, no matter what I’m doing (teaching at Boston University, shuffling kids to and from school), the other half of my brain is thinking about Shabbat. In between work and school drop off and pick up, I’m trying to figure […]-READ-MORE>
I clearly remember my days sitting at the bridge table–the default kids’ table set up at my grandparents’ house for the youngest member of the family–and wondering just what it would take to move up to the grown up table. It’s n[…]-READ-MORE>
I don’t know about you, but one of the things that drives me crazy every holiday season, whether it’s the High Holidays, Hanukkah, or Passover (or any Jewish holiday for that matter) is the utter lack of beautiful fine china that […]-READ-MORE>
As you probably know by now, it doesn’t take much to put me in a festive mood. I love to celebrate big and small holidays with my children and while Valentine’s Day most definitely isn’t a Jewish holiday, there’s no getting around[…]-READ-MORE>
All it takes is one glance: the challah, the candles, and the wine, sitting so majestically on the Friday night table and you know, you just know that it’s Shabbat.
There’s such simple beauty in the age-old symbols of our sacre[…]-READ-MORE>