By Linda Lebovic
The Alligator Pear
When I was younger there was always a row of recycled glass jars sitting on the windowsill in our kitchen. Each jar contained 3 or 4 toothpicks holding a pit and lots of roots sprouting in the water. At times, my mother’s green thumb even produced a few 3 foot plants. But what I remember…
What Should I Take for Lunch?
When my kids were little, I was always searching for that perfect lunch. What could I put in their lunch box which would not be returned to me in the afternoon? For each child it was a different challenge: this one didn’t eat bread, this one ate bread but only whole wheat, and this one…
Summertime Blueberry Picking
Summer is a time for playing outside, riding bikes, jumping in the pool, and of course fresh berry and vegetable picking. As a child I never actually went to a farm to pick berries. There was a wooded area in our neighborhood that had wild berries. My siblings and I used to take strolls through…
Celebrating Shabbat Gluten Free and Vegetarian
For most of my life, my family’s standard Friday night Shabbat meal has been somewhat traditional with a modern flair; homemade challah, chicken soup with matzo balls, roasted chicken, broccoli, kugel, salad, and scrumptious desserts. Without sounding too forward, I am a pretty good cook and always like to try new recipes. Four years ago,…
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