Monthly Archives: April 2011

First Butter a Springform…

When the Israelites had to leave Egypt in a hurry, they didn’t have time to allow their bread to rise, hence matzoh. How come, I’ve always wondered, that most recipes for flourless chocolate cake, that modern staple of Passover dessert, … Continue reading

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When I was two, my mother scandalized a friend by letting her see me eating an artichoke. Back then, artichokes were considered very sophisticated and entirely unsuitable for children.  I suspect my usually by-the-book mother broke the taboo in search … Continue reading

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Man Oh Manatee

Last week at the Fisher Island, FL marina,  a group of people were clustered around a man holding a hose. I assumed he was washing his boat. Not so fast. Down below in the water were a mother and baby … Continue reading

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