March 2011 Archives

I wrote a Passover piece for Kveller, the mother of all Jewish parenting sites. It’s nominally about the book Passover Magic, but more about how each family makes its own magic through family traditions. Kveller published all the parts about …Read More

Poke it with a fork.

Over the last few years, I’ve imposed a rule on myself. No more buying cookbooks. Even though I already have a cabinet overlflowing with my dog-eared, stew-stained favorites, when I’m looking for a recipe I find that I always go …Read More

I love Eric Kimmel. You probably think I mean that I love his books. And I do love his books. But I also love him. I had the opportunity to interview Eric a few weeks ago about one of his …Read More

In one week, we’ll be preparing our deliveries of Mishloach Manot, gifts of at least two kinds of food that are traditionally delivered to friends and family on Purim. What goes in our mishloach manot? Hamentashen, of course, and if …Read More

I’m delighted to announce the winner of the most delicious homeshuling giveaway ever. has selected Ima2Seven as the winner of the mishloach manot basket of natural and organic products from Israel. Mazel Tov, Rachel. Please send me an email …Read More

Yes, I know we only recently celebrated Rosh Chodesh Adar, the first days of the month in which Purim falls, but I’m always (or at least occasionally) thinking ahead about future blog posts. I’ve already posted this on facebook, but …Read More

And the winner, chosen at random by the aptly named, is….. Ruby G, who wrote: March 5, 2011 9:07 PM Lovely review of what sounds like a book to read and savor. Wish I could knit better; maybe I …Read More

I teach Kindergarten at the day school in our town, where my children attend Kindergarten and Second grade. On Tu B’shevat, we began a science unit about trees. As a culminating activity, this week we tapped two sugar maple trees, …Read More

I’m excited to share this guest post and giveaway from Tanya Tolchin. Tanya is a manager at Israeli Harvest, a farmer at Jug Bay Market Garden, a writer, an environmentalist and most importantly a mom. She has a new blog: …Read More