For the Soul

Today I learned how to make my grandmother’s chicken soup. My mother and I spent the morning in my kitchen preparing for tomorrow night’s seder, the Passover meal. One of the seder’s most critical components is chicken soup with matzoh balls. I have been a vegetarian for more than twenty years, so it has been […]

Passover Preparations

Between Wednesday and today, I have prepared our home for the upcoming holiday of Passover. Preparing for Passover is like spring cleaning to the next level. Not only do the preparations involve emptying, cleaning and refilling all kitchen cabinets and appliances; they also involve selling, disposing and/or hiding (for the more secular/modern) the foods that […]