Dana Slatkin

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler (vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free version)

Rhubarb Strawberry CobblerHow often do you hear about how fast this year has gone by? Among us middle-agers (I know, but I’m owning it), the light-speed pace of life seems to have replaced the weather and traffic as the new conversation starter. I, too, find myself marveling at how Memorial Day is just around the corner, and summer will be here in a few blinks.

I once had the privilege of being in the presence of a great Rabbi. He was visiting with friends here in L.A. on his way back to Israel, and he agreed to meet with a group of “seculars” to offer some of his wisdom. So I asked him if it is possible to slow down life.


And his answer has stuck with me ever since. He said, “Not possible. But if you savor each moment, time will appear to slow down.”

If you ask me, the words of the Rabbi were a ringing endorsement for dessert. Take the time to prepare one, and your day will seem to decelerate. Your family will linger a little longer at the table. And, instead of rushing off to complete your to-do lists, you just might pause to appreciate the meal and the company.

For a few sweet moments, life may not seem so hectic. Besides, you can always go back to talking about the weather.

Here’s what else is on my menu this week…

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Photo credit: Amy Neunsinger

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