Jewish holidays were celebrated at the home of my Bubby and Zede, who, like my parents and me, lived in the North end of Hartford. They had both emigrated from Romania via Palestine as a young married couple around 1900, and the Eastern European trait of the woman being a homemakerRead More →

My bonafides… (The secret Hartford handshakes…) The Sheintops [Zayde Benny, Bubbe Gussie, and the three girls… Lee (my Mother… Weaver ’37), Bert, and Gitty] lived at 197 Mather St (corner of Garden St). When my Father got back from the Pacific, they moved into 228 Mather St (almost at MagnoliaRead More →

 Happy Hanukkah! Here is Bubbe Libby’s latke recipe in her own hand. She always made them in a plug in electric frying pan and had an array of paper bags covered in paper towels to drain the oil from the finished product. She also grated by hand using a boxRead More →

Aunt Sally used to come and babysit my sister and me when we were little and my mother had to work. She and her husband rented space at an auction and we often went to explore all of the fun things they had for sale. One time Uncle Al putRead More →

 1 t. salt  1/4 c. sugar  1/4 c. oil  1  1/4 c. hot water  1 pkg. dry yeast  2 eggs  4 c. flour (King Arthur)  Put salt, sugar & oil in large bowl (mixer bowl). Pour in the hot water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool to warm. StirRead More →

 1/2 stick oleo  1/2 Cup Sugar  2 Eggs  1  1/4 t. Baking powder Salt  1 t. Cinnamon  1/2 C. Poppy seeds  2  1/4- 2 1/2 Cups flour  Mix all together by machine, roll out to 1/4” thickness. Cut into circles and place on coated sheet pan. Bake 350 degrees. 10Read More →