For Esther and her family, Passover isn’t a holiday of culinary suffering, but rather a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy special dishes, like this cheesy mushroom and caramelized onion pizza. Yum!
Shaina’s Bubbe used to make Valentine’s Day cookies from leftover hamantashen dough, so she took a page out of Bubbe’s book and put her own twist on traditional Persian cookies.
Time is flying: Shaina is back from her inspiring journalism-focused trip to Israel, and Esther is reminiscing about her own generation’s idealism and getting ready for Purim—this time with a Persian-inspired dish.
Dear Mom, I can’t believe my winter break is over and that I’m already back to the grind with school! I had a great time in Israel. I was there to report a story about best friends and business partners—a Palestinian and a Jewish Israeli—who collect and sell embroidery together. They requested I not use…
The holidays have passed, and Shaina’s visit is over. As she hibernates and fills the freezer with winter comfort foods, Esther reflects on the changing seasons and her daughter’s transformations.
In Israel last year, it was easy for Shaina to feel the Jewish holidays. Back in the US now, it’s harder to feel Jewish, but special holiday dishes and meals help.
Esther is getting ready for the Chanukah traditions her family has adopted over the years and getting excited about the smell of fried food permeating the house (yes, she actually likes it!).
No more struggling to find a pareve dessert to serve with the turkey this Thanksgiving (or with any holiday meat meal)! Shaina came up with two easy-to-make truffles that are sure to impress.
Home after a month-long trip, Esther is trying to settle back into routines, cleaning and chores and starting to get the house ready for Thanksgiving. First on the list: freezable soups.
Although most of us do not harvest in the traditional sense, in our lives we constantly plant seeds in order to reap benefits. This Sukkot, celebrate by stopping and reflecting on your personal harvest.