Cocktails http://wesa.fm en Thanksgiving & Hanukkah Traditions Converge with Thanksgivukkah http://wesa.fm/post/thanksgiving-hanukkah-traditions-converge-thanksgivukkah <p>This year we will experience a once in a lifetime convergence of holidays. Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah occur on the same day.</p><p>In celebration of what she calls a "Jewish-American mashup," Dana Reichman Gitell, a native of Squirrel Hill, has popularized the term “Thanksgivukkah” <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Thanksgivukkah">online</a>.</p><p>She says most people are tickled by the playful cultural juxtaposition of imagery that can be found on sites like <a href="http://www.moderntribe.com/judaica/thanksgivukkah">Modern Tribe</a>. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 20460 at http://wesa.fm Thanksgiving & Hanukkah Traditions Converge with Thanksgivukkah Preserving the Harvest with Shrubs http://wesa.fm/post/preserving-harvest-shrubs <p>With the growing season coming to a close and a surplus of fruits ready for harvest, there are some interesting ways to consume and preserve your rapidly ripening produce. Food and drink writer, Hal B. Klein suggests using shrubs to put overripe fruits to good use.</p><p>Shrubs are tangy drinks that let you preserve ripe fruits and vegetables with sweetened vinegar. The concept started in ancient Arabic culture as a way of preserving food before the advent of refrigeration. They were also popular in colonial American times. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:53:28 +0000 Nick Frost 16111 at http://wesa.fm Preserving the Harvest with Shrubs