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Mother and Daughter Represent On and Off Court

Samantha Baron and her 16-year-old daughter, Navah, have been preparing to play squash for Team Israel in the upcoming Olympics-style 20th Maccabiah Games. It was...

The Sandhills of Nebraska: The Frontier Still Exists

By Jeff and Virginia Orenstein The Nebraska Sandhills constitute a unique region that rewards the savvy visitor with impressive natural vistas, fascinating settlements and expansive...

Basil: Summer’s Favorite Herb

In my teensy urban garden, I always allocate some prime real estate to herbs. This year, I have a big pot of basil, and...

Dinner in Five Minutes

OK, it’s not exactly five minutes: It’s five minutes from the time your water boils. But it’s pretty darn quick for a full-scale delicious...

Can You Be a Kid Again in the Summer?

Do you remember that feeling of anticipation when the summer season started, and you felt energized, hopeful and carefree? There is no reason why...

Delish Fish

I’ve been experimenting with different types of fish recently. My latest strategy is to walk up to the fishmonger and ask what he or...

Maccabi USA Director Jed Margolis Retiring After Upcoming Games

The new executive director of Maccabi USA will have a tough act to follow, because Jed Margolis, who’s leaving his command after 16 years,...

Refrigerator Pickles

Pickling has become a major culinary trend. It is beyond my culinary patience to go all out with sterilized jars, rubber seals and huge batches,...

Kale Slaw

In my ongoing quest to find new and exciting ingredients at my farmers market, this week I discovered red Russian kale. I know kale is...

Found Food

A few years ago, my family rented a house in Jamaica, complete with a chef. One evening I saw him chopping parsley. “I’m surprised you’re...