Seasonal

The Spring Garden

It’s still deep winter in Northern Michigan as I am writing this. An expanse of white stretches outside, punctuated by dozens of blue jays that swoop down to pick

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Seasonal

Celebrating the Winter Holidays 

During the coldest and bleakest time of year—at least in the northern hemisphere—so many celebrations and festivities take place! Most of us know how much excitement is poured into Christmas and New

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Seasonal

Hanukkah and Latkes Around the World

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is called the Festival of Lights. Celebrants all over the world have enjoyed oil-rich and fried foods to commemorate the holiday miracle that occurred nearly 2200 years ago. The miracle of Hanukkah may

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Let’s Give Thanks

The Thanksgiving tradition in the U.S. traces its roots back to 1621 when colonists in Plymouth held a feast with the local native peoples after

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