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    Dandelion Salad-A First Taste of Spring

    March 28, 2017

    Spring has come to Eastern Pennsylvania, melting the thirteen inches of snow we got two weeks ago. It is time for dandelion salad. Yes, you read that correctly. Dandelion here is a Spring delicacy. Although you can find in the wild, you can buy it at the grocery store. We eat the green part of the dandelion (although I have met people who deep fry the yellow top) and is delicious with hot bacon dressing. It’s fun to hunt for…

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    Hot Cross Buns (A Lenten Tradition)

    Lent is not a time for rejoicing in food. In my tradition (Episcopal) we often think of Lenten discipline and things that we give up for Lent (as opposed to the things we look…

    March 13, 2017
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    Notes from an Interfaith Child

    If you haven’t figured it out already, I am an interfaith child. My father is Jewish, and my mother is Christian. It makes celebrating the holidays enjoyable ¬†and fun. In my home, we celebrate…

    January 1, 2017
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    Kiffles for Christmas

    In our family, kiffles are something we enjoy every holiday season (Christmas and Easter). A kiffle is a Hungarian cookie with a flaky dough and a delicious filling, much beloved in the Lehigh Valley,…

    December 20, 2016
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    Frost, ice, and some wet snow arrived today. It’s bittersweet. I love what the winter represents, a captured moment of stillness, the crunch of ice beneath my boots, red-cheeked children racing down hills on…

    December 12, 2016
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