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Light at the End of the Tunnel

     Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, arrived at sundown on Thursday, December 10th.  No complaints this year about the holiday arriving too early or late. In my humble opinion, it arrived at the best possible moment.  The eight nights of candle-lighting, ending on December 18th, along with the lights of Christmas, illuminate the longest

By |2020-12-15T14:51:26+00:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Food, Holidays|6 Comments

A Very Virtual Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, I have been contemplating my table setting.  Some of the usual adornments shall remain the same.  I will order a lovely floral centerpiece.  I also plan on bringing out the special china reserved for such holidays, as well as the party silverware, even though the pieces require hand

By |2020-11-15T15:13:59+00:00November 15th, 2020|Categories: Dining, Holidays|10 Comments

Will the Chantix Turkey Spoil Thanksgiving?

And other anthropomorphic dilemmas Anthropomorphism.  Try that one next time you play “Words with Friends.”  For the somewhat befuddled, that fancy five-syllable noun (which I dare you to repeat three times quickly), simply means ascribing human traits and characteristics to nonhuman things.  That nonhuman entity might be a plant, an animal, or the talking box

By |2019-11-02T13:40:12+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Advertising, Holidays|3 Comments

 ‘Tis the Season to Eat Latkes….

     Dear Readers:  I hope you all had a lovely and relatively stress-free Thanksgiving, filled with good food and good company, and void of any political conversation.  And, if you’re like me, you probably made a vow after that last piece of pie that you would never eat again.  But despite my best intentions,

By |2019-11-29T16:44:51+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Food, Holidays|8 Comments

It’s Labor Day and White is Still All Right!

Labor Day weekend is upon us, and despite the fact that we were just experiencing a heat wave,  come Monday, summer is unofficially at an end. In truth, summer is not really over until the calendar says it is, on or about September 21.  But then, the calendar completely ignores the real indications of the

By |2018-08-31T14:34:07+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Fashion, Holidays|4 Comments

Fried White Potatoes

As much as I gripe about the tedium of the holiday season (see T’is The Season To Be Cranky,  November 30, 2015) I must confess that there is one time-honored December tradition to which I happily succumb. As soon as the calendar informs me that we are about to embark on the eight days of Hanukkah,

By |2015-12-16T08:31:48+00:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: Cooking, Holidays|2 Comments

Brisket Reconsidered

I’m so glad this holiday season is over.  Because if I hear one more boast about brisket, I think I’m going to spray paint someone’s Dutch oven.  When did brisket emerge as the national dish of December? And where was I when this was happening? Clearly not in the supermarket purchasing Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix.

By |2015-01-15T08:00:37+00:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: Cooking, Dining, Holidays|5 Comments

Unresolved

So here we are, once again on the threshold of a new year.   How many times in the next 24 hours will you say or think: Where did the time go? So I won’t bother to repeat it here.  (But where did it go?) Do you still consider making New Year’s resolutions? If you don’t

By |2014-12-31T08:50:03+00:00December 31st, 2014|Categories: Blogging, Holidays, Rituals|0 Comments
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