August 21, 2014 / 25th of Av, 5774
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    My summer has gotten away from me, as it often does. I’ve gone on vacations, attended weddings and spent more than a fair amount of time in the sun, but I realize now, as the end of summer approaches, that I have completely ignored one of my favorite parts of this season: homemade ice... Read More
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    I recently took a spur-of-the-moment vacation to Maine, where a couple of friends and I decided to turn off our phones and unplug at the beach for a few days. I’m as game for relaxing as much as the next person, but for me, the true allure of a seaside retreat is the food. A beach day... Read More
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    A couple of weeks ago, I helped plan and cater a bridal shower for two of my dear friends. It was an intimate affair, attended mostly by family and held at my home. We gathered flowers from Russo’s and created a make-ahead menu using many of the recipes I’ve featured on this blog,... Read More
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    My roommates and I have started a new tradition called “Chicken Wednesday.” We’re nothing if not creative, and it’s just what it sounds like: One of us whips up a bunch of chicken on the grill and everyone else is responsible for the accoutrements. This week we had our... Read More
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    Last weekend I made my first trip of the summer to Provincetown for my friends’ wedding. While there, I was told by a coworker that I wasn’t allowed to leave town until I tried his friends’ new sandwich shop, Pop + Dutch. I did as I was told and left the store with one of... Read More
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    Homemade granola is the snack that keeps on giving. It only takes minutes to throw together and will feed you for days. I find that I’m most in need of this kind of grab-and-go food in the summer, when I’m dividing my time between hectic workweek mornings and weekends spent packed... Read More
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    If you’re part of a CSA, you know that every week can be like an episode of “Chopped.” The share usually includes easily identifiable staples, like zucchini and peppers, plus a surplus of salad greens that you do your best to use before they wilt. Then there are the less... Read More
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    These popsicles need little explanation. To me, they symbolize summer and the Fourth of July. When I was younger, the holiday marked the middle of what my siblings and I dubbed the “Wednesday Races,” which were weekly foot races held at a nearby outdoor track after school let out... Read More
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    In an ideal world, I’d have time to plan, prepare and leisurely consume a complete, well-rounded meal. But like most other people, I just can’t find the time. (And I’ve only got one mouth to feed. Parents, I respect you.) I often rely on smoothies for a tasty meal on the... Read More
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    One indisputable fact is that kids love to get their hands dirty. And what better way to do that than by mixing together the makings of sweet, glaze-y cocktail meatballs and then portioning them into two-bite appetizers? This recipe is inspired by a friend whose fondest Shabbat memories involve... Read More
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