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Holidays & Occasions

Giving Gefilte Fish
(and Guilt) the Boot

Giving Gefilte Fish (and Guilt) the Boot

Hillary Clinton’s released email on gefilte fish happened to reflect Marcia’s grappling with a dish she didn’t like and her guilt about it. So she turned to her Italian roots for an alternative.

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Around Town

One Day, 175 Pounds
of Honey

One Day, 175 Pounds  of Honey

Believe it or not, in the middle of downtown DC, on the roof of a George Washington University building, there’s a lab that researches bees and harvests the honey used at Founding Farmers.

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Recipe of the Week

Sort of like the Jewish fruitcake, dry, sweet honey cake is usually

For a New Year, New Traditions Holidays & Occasions

For a New Year, New Traditions

For many of us, the holiday traditions we’ve created or adopted are the ones that stick most. Marcia set out to discover Rosh Hashanah traditions and how we can make them our own.

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The Magical, Mystical Pomegranate Global Inspired

The Magical, Mystical Pomegranate

Did you know that the pomegranate originated in Iran and has been cultivated for 5,000 years? In addition to its many health benefits, it has a prominent role in history and culture.

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Top 10 Recipes for a Fresh, Delicious Year Holidays & Occasions

Top 10 Recipes for a Fresh, Delicious Year

Here’s our New Year’s resolution for 5778: to eat fresher, lighter, more delicious fare during the High Holidays and all year long. Thankfully, our Top 10 contributors provided some incredible options.

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Rainy Day Pulled Apple Strudel Holidays & Occasions

Rainy Day Pulled Apple Strudel

On a rainy day just before Rosh Hashanah, Sherry found herself at home with a short to-do list and set out to recreate her grandmother’s apple strudel with the help of memories and the internet.

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Fancy Name, Old Country Flavors Holidays & Occasions

Fancy Name, Old Country Flavors

During the year, Wendy chooses modern, healthy tastes for her family, but there’s no such thing as holidays without the old-school flavors of her grandmother’s chicken fricassee (with flanken and gizzards!).

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