Showing posts from December 14, 2014

Still Holding Onto Summer Kale Salad - Guest Post and Improv Challenge

It may be on the cusp of winter in NJ,  but it seems that I am not the only one who tries to hold onto Summer well into the fall.   One of my co-workers does the same thing.  I was in the library's staff kitchen the other day, polishing off the previous night's leftovers while glancing around at everyone else's lunches.  Then my eyes landed on Nif's salad.

Gulab Jamun for Chanukah

Chanukah is the festival of lights, the date based on the Hebrew calendar, usually falling near the end of the western calendar year.  This year it starts the evening of December 16th.  It is an 8-day holiday, the celebrating the victory over evil, and knowledge over darkness.  It is customary during Chanukah to light candles or oil lamps, distribute gifts and gather with family and friends. It is also celebrated by eating fried foods.  This year I wanted to make something else for Chanukah besides the American standard ol' tradtional latkes, those savory shredded potato pancakes or the Israeli sufganiyot, those round jelly donuts.   Then I remembered last week's ESL graduation.