The Talmud does not have much to say about Hanukkah. In fact, there are but forty lines spread out among a number of different volumes. The passages are cryptic, subjecting them to frequent reinterpretation through the ages. This has continued up to our own age.
He’s known by many different names in many different languages: Santa Clause (a.k.a. Claus), Father Christmas and Saint Nick just to name a few. Some believe in him, some do not. For those who do, he comes every Christmas. For those who don’t, he hasn’t shown up yet! But there’s one thing we can all agree on, he has a long history, and it all begins with Saint Nicholas.
Have you ever taken a moment and stopped to appreciate water? It is the single most important element in our world. We couldn’t exist without it; water makes up about 60% of our bodies and covers around 70% of the Earth’s surface.
Besides sharing time with family and friends over food, the primary ingredient of the American Thanksgiving holiday is gratitude. While it’s certainly good to have an annual holiday to remind us to express gratitude, there’s much to be said for the benefits of cultivating the spirit of thankfulness year-round.
There is something about a spectacular mountaintop setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Combine that with the concept of “Retreat,” then sprinkle with immersion seminars such as “The Art of Happiness” and “Journey into Stillness.”
Do you ever walk into a kitchen and smell something delicious that makes your mouth water? Maybe it is homemade sauce or a fresh salad that’s got something extra yummy in it. Odds are that you can blame it on fresh green herbs…
by Sharon Quercioli Leeks are wonderful and delicious vegetables that are related to allium veggies like garlic, scallions and onions. However, they are milder than their cousins and quite a bit larger. Allium veggies are great because they offer a…
Whether you’re invited to a 4th of July party or hosting your own, make this holiday a great excuse showing off your creative skills in the kitchen. Not only are these recipes patriotic, they’re also healthy alternatives to what you may normally see at barbecues and cookouts. This way you can indulge without feeling all the guilt!
It’s the Fourth of July weekend! For most of us, that means a cookout, fireworks and another day or two that we don’t have to go to work. Sadly, we have forgotten what this day was really all about.