Author Archives: Vicky Pearl

Passover 2014 #2 Post

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You know, recipes are a funny thing. Like most everything else, recipes have evolved from a verbal description only to a brief and hasty rendition on a random piece of paper to a codified missive with precise measurements and techniques. Now, you may well wonder, all that is true but what could this possibly have to do with Passover? Well, quite a lot as it happens. Every Passover, after I have made the three block treck over to my mother’s kitchen, I make my grandmother’s… Read more >>

Passover 2014

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Well, the festivities of Purim are now over and it’s time to look forward to Spring and to Passover, which this year falls on Monday, April 14th. I look forward to Passover for so many reasons. First and foremost, of course, I revel in the uplifting spiritual beauty of the story of the exodus from Egypt and how this still resonates with Jews all over the world. Like all Jewish holidays, it’s a time of gathering, reflection and family togetherness. And, like so many Jewish… Read more >>

Hamantashen March 2014

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Purim, which this year falls on Sunday, March 16th, is a joyous holiday, regardless of your age. There’s so much to be happy about. The story of Princess Esther and her uncle Mordechai, to be sure, who vanquish the evil Haman, forever commemorated in the three pointed Hamantashen, There are the colorful costumes the children adorn to represent their favorite character. I remember when my own children were young, we spent many happy hours discussing and debating which costumes they would don for the holiday.… Read more >>

February 13th 2014 Post – Granola Bars

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Granola Bars   By now, you may have gotten the message that I want all of us to be eating a good breakfast. I certainly don’t want to come across as preachy and too earnest though. Just as we know we all need to start the day off right, we also know all too well that if something doesn’t taste good, there’s really no point in encouraging ourselves or anyone else for that matter to eat it. So how do we combine the two forces?… Read more >>

February 11th, 2014 Post – Granola

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Granola If you’ve been following my last couple of posts, then you know I’ve been ruminating about breakfast and how important it is to a healthy lifestyle, Even if you haven’t read the previous two posts, then you’re in for a treat. For today I’ve included an incredibly easy, incredibly tasty granola, that will not only jumpstart your taste buds first thing in the morning but help you stay sated all day long.   It’s amazingly easy to make your own granola. At first, I… Read more >>