Some dear friends of ours taught us a tradition that they do with their kids each day after school. It’s called…yup, you got it…three stars and a wish. Instead of asking the kids how their day was, and having them reply with the perfunctory, “fine,” it gives them an opportunity to share a little more… Read More Three Stars and A Wish
A couple of weeks ago, I made my first two loaves of homemade challah in probably more than three years. I had made challah religiously (pun intended!) just about every week for Shabbat for the better part of 10 years, but paused when my son became gluten intolerant, and then stopped altogether once my daughter… Read More Collective Memory: Mind, Body and Bowl
From time to time, while my children play on the I-pads at our public library, I like to peruse the cookbook section. A few months ago, I took out a cookbook entitled, It’s All Good, by Gwyneth Paltrow—yes, THAT Gwyneth Paltrow. “Really?,” my husband asked when I brought it home. “Seriously?,” he asked when I… Read More For the Love of Cookbooks…
Has a squirrel ever gotten into your bird feeder? Well they’ve gotten into mine! They’ll keep at it until they finally gain access, and then the unappreciative little rodents will make the most of the opportunity. With pure glee on their furry faces, they will enthusiastically pick out and eat all the best bits, while… Read More It’s Uncivilized!!
I had never been much of a meat eater. I remember, as a child, sitting at the dinner table, chewing endlessly on a single bite of steak. I am sure that, to anyone who happened to be watching, I probably appeared very much like the cow I was trying to consume, unable to sufficiently break… Read More Want to eat meat? Kill it yourself!
Toddlers are known to put pretty much anything in their mouths. In the case of my own children that included everything from small toy parts, to coins found in a sewer grate, to dog food. We were assured by our pediatrician and child development experts that this was completely normal behavior for a toddler, and… Read More The Truth about Kid Food