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Knives, good ones, can be very pricey, but how many knives do you need? And do you need to most expensive ones? I have seven, but I use only four, three really, as two are paring knives. The other two are a chef’s knife and an offset serrated knife. I have a long slicing knife […]

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After everyone goes home the quiet work of putting my house back in order begins. This work is calmer, more hushed than the frenzy of preparation. With most holidays there are at least two days of preparation just for the food. Add to that the cleaning, tidying up and readying the house for overnight guests. I’m […]

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Seders traditionally begin with the youngest person at the table asking the Four Questions, starting with “Why is this night different from all other nights of the year?” Tonight is the first night of Passover, but my semi-observant family had our Seder Saturday night. We spend two holidays a year together; Passover and Thanksgiving. This […]

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Despite what some people think, I can drive, I’ve been doing it for years, but men seem to struggle with this notion. What is it about men that makes them want to help us with things like driving? Is it chivalry or sexism? Is it kindness or condescension? Whatever it is my reaction to it […]

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