On book talks and fostering future writers

I'm a voracious reader, but I so rarely read a book twice. Except for Barbara Kingsolver's books. For me, her books are a circle. I finish one and I turn back to the beginning to start again. I've read nearly all of them twice, even the essay compilations. I've read my favorite, Poisonwood Bible, three … Continue reading On book talks and fostering future writers

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Lessons Learned at the Hospital

It feels like there's a lot of darkness in the world right now, but there's a whole lot of light on the hospital children's ward. God knows we need more good souls these days.

Steel Cut Oats: Breakfast of Champions

I have a confession to make. I haven't eaten my granola in a few years (gasp!). I stopped eating sugar--including honey and maple syrup--and my granola is full of honey. This left me with a cereal problem. Even if I eat Grape Nuts, I can eat a few bowls of it  and still won't feel … Continue reading Steel Cut Oats: Breakfast of Champions

It takes a village

I’ve come to realize that there aren’t many voices among mom bloggers sharing the reality of raising kids during the middle and high school years. So I’m back.

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Don't kid yourself. There's nothing healthy about sugar cookies, even when they're whole wheat. But Chanukah without sugar cookies isn't complete. Live a little. Since whole wheat flour is all I ever have in the house, I'm always in search of a recipe that tastes good and has the right texture. This one from Genius … Continue reading Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Returning Home after 16 Years

Every so often in life, if one is fortunate enough, comes along an opportunity that feels like winning the lottery. It’s an experience that's both monumental and nearly missed--as if an arrow was shot from long range and landed exactly in the middle of the target that is you. It is the path you nearly … Continue reading Returning Home after 16 Years

Whole wheat challah for Rosh Hashanah

This 100% whole wheat challah has a secret ingredient that makes it as soft and fluffy as white flour. Only, I'm not sure which it is. I've managed to narrow it down to two, though: a cup of gluten or davening. And I'm pretty sure it's a combination of both. That's right, davening is one … Continue reading Whole wheat challah for Rosh Hashanah