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Entries from December 2010

Spiced Pecan, Pear and Pomegranate Salad

December 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

This is my favorite holiday salad — fresh pomegranate arils sparkle like little jewels to make any meal festive. It was my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner (at my brother and sister-in-law’s new home), and will likely make a repeat appearance on Christmas Eve as well. If you have time, roasting the pears makes it even […]

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Tags: at market · fruit · healthy eating · recipe · salad

Holiday Family Favorites in Washington, DC

December 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments

One of the great things about growing up in Washington, DC, is the wealth of activities to enjoy — and the holiday season is no exception. Here are just a couple of our upcoming favorite activities, and corresponding dining suggestions too. Trains at the Botanic Garden Little boys seem genetically predisposed to love trains, but […]

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Tags: events · holiday · restaurants

Sweet Potato Latkes

December 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

One of the wonderful things about the Jewish culture is its rich culinary tradition. Recipes are lovingly passed down from generation to generation, so that every family seemingly has its own variations on the same common themes. Latkes, or fried potato pancakes, are the traditional food of Hanukkah. (Who doesn’t love a holiday dedicated to […]

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Tags: breakfast · family · holiday · winter