It’s that time of year again. Spring is finally here, even if it still doesn’t quite seem like it, and Passover has come and gone. I am now in what I have begun to think of as “Phase II” of my Passover and spring cleaning. Phase I, which comes before the holiday, is tedious and… Read More Time For Spring Cleaning
This week on my Twitter feed, I came across a photo posted by the famous chef and restauranteur, Yotam Ottolenghi. In the photo was a menu he had created as guest chef for a “WastED Tea” on the rooftop of the famous Selfridges department store in London. Each dish and beverage was carefully outlined, including… Read More Wait, Don’t Throw That Away!
We were expecting a blizzard this week, but mostly got an icy, slushy mess. Still, it was enough to give us one and a half snow days, and lots of family time at home. It’s pretty much a given that whenever a snow day is predicted, I first check to make sure we have enough… Read More Home is Where the Cookies Are
A week or so ago, my husband was flipping through the flyers that come in the mail from the local supermarkets. Noting a sale on canned goods, he casually, without making eye-contact, asks me if I will go ahead and stock up on my next shopping trip. He is hoping to avoid the relentless teasing… Read More Prepping for the Apocalypse
One of the weirder parts of my life as a rabbi’s wife, particularly of a rabbi who’s really good at his job, is constantly being told how amazing my husband is. (I happen to know it’s not just me either. A friend, and fellow rebbitzen, once confided in me that she had to seek out… Read More Kitchen Confessions of a Rabbi’s Wife
The kids were on school vacation for Presidents’ week, so we decided to pack up the car and head up to Boston for the long weekend. We did all the usual touristy things there: strolled through the Public Garden, stopped for lunch and shopping at Quincy Market, and discussed the possibility of our children ever… Read More Food Really Is Love
It has been a busy couple of weeks around our house. Perhaps you noticed (or maybe you didn’t) that I skipped this post last Friday. After a pretty mild winter, we finally got a few good snowstorms, which meant the kids also had a few good days off from school. This didn’t leave much writing… Read More Three Stars and A Wish: February 17, 2017