Hanukkah is here, which means that it is time to bring out the traditional holiday foods. While I prefer my potato latkes straight up and salty, with no condiments, everybody else in my family wants sour cream and applesauce.
Sour cream is best left to Hood or Breakstone, but applesauce must be homemade. This will not be the stuff prepared from our wild apples, as that was inhaled before Thanksgiving, but a new batch made from Granny Smiths, my absolute favorite for cooking and baking.
Coming from the bitter cold into a warm house is comforting. Entering one filled with the aroma of cinnamon-infused apples cheerfully exclaims, “Welcome, and join us around the hearth!”
May all your candles burn bright with hope, peace, and freedom.