vegetarian, vegan, stews and soups, ukranian food

hot Ukrainian borscht

bowl of hot borscht with sour cream drizzled on top

Given what's going on in Europe right now, it seemed like time to share a Ukrainian recipe. Ukrainian, at least, courtesy of my great-grandmother the Ukrainian Jew, who emigrated to the US as a young child fleeing a Tsar-ordered Russian Cossack pogrom. Hmmm, seems familiar somehow. Of course, me being…

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pottery, jewish food, shows

judaica

photo of candle holders, mezuzzot, hand washer

As a Jew from an observant family (although I'm not), I noticed that there don't seem to be any other Portland area potters making Judaica for sale. So I figured I'd fix that. Having borrowed some designs from my mother, I now have a few things on offer for fellow…

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pottery, shows, cats

SpoonLu

black cat shaped spoonrest

Meet the SpoonLu! I like to cook, and that means that I also like making pottery for cooking. While I make many bits of "chefware", among the simplest, yet the most useful are spoonrests. I started out making sluggy spoonrests. But, I wanted to make a special spoonrest as a…

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pottery, holidays, portland, fair

hannukkah craft fair at Leikam

leikam craft fair banner

Looks like I am selling my pottery in person this year! Leikam Brewing in Portland -- our town's only kosher beer brewer -- will be hosting craft fairs for both Hanukkah and for Christmas. The first of these is on November 21st, in time for Hanukkah starting on Nov. 28th…

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