Category Archives: Recipes

It’s ANZAC Day! Make Anzacs!

It’s ANZAC Day; the holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War on April 25, 1915 at Gallipoli. During the summer of 1974, I was … Continue reading

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MarshaJustWrites: Blog Interview

My interview on MarshaJustWrites blog: Cyclying Grandma Shares Reasons for Self-Publishing

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Prepping for Passover

In kitchens around the world this week people are planning and preparing for their Passover celebrations starting Friday, April 22. The holiday commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The meal, the Seder, includes the retelling … Continue reading

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Announcing: A Glub Glub & A Shake Shake: A Cookbook

I was seated on a flight from New Jersey to San Francisco and overhead the attendant asking customers in business class if they wanted blintzes for breakfast. I thought of my mother’s—hand made, light batter, carefully mixed cheeses, lightly fried, … Continue reading

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Russia #2: Wandering The Hermitage & Mom’s Borscht

From Moscow, we took the high-speed train to St. Petersburg. It’s smaller and more European in style, with lots of canals and bridges throughout.  Cathedrals dot the landscape. We spent practically an entire day at The Hermitage; NYC’s Metropolitan Museum … Continue reading

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Curing Laryngitis: Silence & Steam; Garlic & Ginger

Feeling sorry for myself, I posted this on Facebook last night. Cures for laryngitis, please. The advice poured in.  It fell into a few categories. Quite a few recommended silence, no talking, not even whispering, that apparently makes it worse. … Continue reading

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Peace Corps Postcard #3: Where’s Warren?

What makes any experience memorable are the people you meet. My parents are still in touch with several people they met while serving in the Peace Corps. My mother, a justice of the peace, has officiated at a few weddings … Continue reading

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