Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

Healthy, sure, but also a handy holiday gift
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Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
There is always the problem of what to bring as a hostess gift when you've been invited to share a yontif meal with friends. A Waterford vase with flowers is obviously too over the top, and a book, while nice, is problematic in that my taste (murder mystery eclectic and veering toward who lopped off Colonel Mustard's head in the...
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Keri Fisher, JE Exponent
This time of year, when the leaves are just beginning to turn and the mornings are cool and breezy, I turn my back on cold dinners eaten on the patio and look to my favorite part of the coming autumn: simple, delicious soups. A true cream-of-mushroom soup is hearty, earthy and deliciously savory. Like peas and carrots, the flavors of...
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From Philadelphia to Warsaw, how a master violinist plucks plaudits from the air
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No loose strings on Joshua Bell's plentiful portfolio; indeed, his career-making connection to Philadelphia has become even more taut with time. And what the master violinist -- who has taught younger musicians in classes that bespeak his mettle as a class act -- has learned since having his debut at age 14 with the Philadelphia Orchestra, is that "you feel...
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And other culinary questions from college
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
For many of our college-bound kids, back to school means living on their own for the first time. The realization that their apartment doesn't include a cook or a kitchen consultant (aka Mom) can be more than a little shocking. I used to get panic phone calls regularly with questions like "How long does it take to boil water?," "How...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
At a surprise 40th birthday party for a friend, her mother stood at their stove stirring a huge cauldron of simmering stew. The chicken, flanken, potatoes, carrots, dried peas and barley in the pot emitted an aroma that made the offerings prepared by the caterer brought in by my friend's husband pale in comparison. "This is Lynda's favorite food," her...
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