Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

Luscious tomatoes are just ripe for the picking
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Eileen Goltz
SLICE OF LIFE It's way too late and way too hot to plant and grow your own tomatoes this year. My plants are still alive only because of the diligent watering carried out by my significant other. However, don't despair if you can't pick your own from your garden. Just drive down to your local farm stand or grocery and...
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In the summer, most everything can go on the grill -- even dessert. Fresh fruit is a healthy and simple dessert any time of year. It's perfect for grilling because its high sugar content caramelizes on the grill. Just be sure to choose fruits with a firm flesh that are not overly ripe. Most fruit has enough sugar content that...
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Bucks County troubadour of trauma? True to the tradition of using music as muse as a storyteller's medium, Carversville's Alec Gross has carved out a nice niche for himself as singer/songwriter with a backpack of imagery that begs to be heard. His music travels well; just give a listen to the blues-infused "Strip the Lanterns: The Night Terrors of Mr...
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By:
Rivka Tal
A TASTE OF ISRAEL In Israel, summer is the time for bourekas -- those flaky, filled pastries of Balkan origin. You can buy them at any bakery in Israel, ready-made at the open markets, frozen and ready-to-bake -- and you'll probably meet up with them sometime as a first course at weddings topped with mushroom sauce. Made from phyllo dough...
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Why are TV's Jews so ... obnoxious? There they are, primed to offend on prime time TV: A rogue's gallery of mouths that roar and rub people the wrong way. Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Bloom! When did the nice Jews leave the TV neighborhood? Molly Goldberg would drop her brisket if she ever encountered Larry David of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." But then,...
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