Hanukkah Miracle – Celebrate Olive Oil

This summer, an old friend visited and brought us tangy Meyer lemon-infused olive oil as a hostess gift. A few months later, when that bottle was empty, I discovered a new gourmet shop in our town with flavored olive oils. All of this reinforced my wish to elevate olive oil in our family as the stuff of which the Hanukkah miracle was made. I’ve felt guilty about not doing enough about this in years past. Really? Jewish guilt about oil? Well, a little. Like lots of families, we use candles in our menorahs . . . but that doesn’t help underscore the miracle of the oil, lasting and … [Read more...]