Olives for Hanukkah

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Looking for new, lighter Hanukkah foods to eat after a few nights of tender brisket and scrumptious latkes? Since the oil in our menorahs – and the essence of the 8-day-miracle – comes from olives, why not "embrace" the olive during Hanukkah? Before next season, I hope to have a more comprehensive list of options. For now, though, here are some starter ideas: Lemon Cupcakes with Olive Oil, Sage, and Sea Salt. This combines sweet and savory.  (Scroll down on the page until you see the recipe for these lemony gems.) Orange Olive Oil Cake. I found a recipe for olive cake in a … [Read more...]