Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sour Cherry Pie and First Signs of Fall

Fall might be my favorite season in Chicago. I love when the air gets crisp, the leaves start changing colors, and the whole city takes on a golden glow. Last year, I wasn’t prepared for the weather–in St. Louis, fall … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Food Firsts

The first time I tried  Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, I was visiting a friend in Columbus, Ohio. Knowing my love for ice cream, he introduced me to the shop in the city’s “Short North” district. From the second I tried … Continue reading

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Challah French Toast

I’ll never forget the first time I tried Challah French toast. I was eight years old, and my family went out for Sunday breakfast at a local delicatessen, Pumpernickles. Besides having the most delicious chocolate upside-down cupcakes, rugelach and sugar … Continue reading

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Shanah Tovah! Or, happy belated new year.

The Jewish New Year came early this year, and I was busy moving into my new apartment. So much to my grandparents’ dismay (and probably everyone sitting on stage at my seventh-grade Bat Mitzvah), I did not attend services. However, … Continue reading

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