Fresh From the Oven

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

As summer winds down to warm but briskly scheduled fall days, I can’t help but reflect on the change of pace. There’s something so enjoyable about the slower tick of summer, especially in the city . Yet once you’re caught in the whirl of workdays, the new season buoys you along, ready or not. Of course, […]

Party in Focus

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

When the Democratic National Convention came to town this summer, The Franklin Institute became party central, hosting nine events over a whirlwind four days. Each event spanned anywhere from 200-1200 guests, and included receptions for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Michigan Democratic Party, the DNC Philadelphia Host Committee […]

At Home by Steve Poses (The Pacific Northwest Edition)

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

Sea and Smoke — The Willows Inn, Lummi Island, Washington It started with a beguiling book, discovered by chance by Christina at Joseph Fox Books on Sansom Street. Sea and Smoke: Flavors from the Untamed Pacific Northwest by Blaine Wetzel, chef-founder of a restaurant at the Willows Inn, on tiny Lummi Island. Sea and Smoke became […]

By The Glass by Elisa Ludwig

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

This is the tricky moment when it’s officially Calendar Fall but short sleeves are far more appropriate than sweaters. And spiked hot apple cider, mulled wine and glögg are still at least a month away from the stovetop. What to drink, then, for those who are jazzed about the new season but don’t feel that […]

Seasonal Musings by Elisa Ludwig

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

The official flavors of Rosh Hashanah, apples and honey set the stage for a sweet new year and perhaps make the atonement to follow a bit more palatable. Nowhere, however, does it say in any of the official literature that Jews must stick to that supermarket stalwart of clover honey. In fact, with over 300 […]