Sukkot Cakes!

So, I already said that I loved Sukkot. Part of it is the fact that I don’t have a sukkah, so I bake and bring cakes to places where we go to eat – my friends’ sukkot. The cakes have to be parve and light as, usually, they are eaten after a big meal. One of my…

It’s time to celebrate!

So, we all managed to survive Yom Kippur. Hopefully, it was a meaningful day for you. It’s not an easy one for me – fasting, standing all the time. This year I didn’t feel too well, so I had to sit a lot, where others stood – not such a comfortable feeling. Well, now that…

Pre Yom Kippur Thoughts

We are in the middle of Yamin Noraim. It is especially hard to examine your own faults when you learn of young lives being taken away. Lives of someone you didn’t know personally, but knew their parents. A terrible crash happened just a few days prior to Rosh ha Shana. I wish I had words to…

Apple-Carrot-Honey-Raisin Salad for a sweet New Year

Naturally, no table for Rosh ha Shana (at least in the Ashkenazi families) is complete without this sweet salad. Apples, honey, and carrots are all part of the Holiday table Simanim. So easy to make – no real measurements needed, just mix the ingredients to your taste: A few grated   Naturally, the youngest, organic carrots…

Ancient Food

Just one more article today – this time totally food related. Archaeological team prepares 4,000-year-old Hittite meals I love the idea of making foods that our ancestors ate long ago. Here’s a salad that opens your palate to beautiful flavors, very easy to make and comes to us from ancient times. This is one of…

Lunches at work

So this is not about recipes but has some remote connection to food. My daughter is starting her new job at Wistia, and I’ve just read a very interesting blog about the culture of technology startups – The cost of catered lunches. http://wistia.com/blog/costs-of-catered-lunches What’s your take?

Rosh ha Shana Blessings

We are on the eve of a New Jewish Year, 5776. It is always hard to reflect upon your own mistakes and shortcomings. I would just like to wish everyone the possibility to look upon yourself with criticism and upon others with favor. May we all have enough reasons to thank H-Shem for every day…

Jewish Food Fun Facts

With the Rosh ha Shana approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to put some Jewish food trivia so that you have some fun preparing for crowds of guests: Here are some interesting food history facts worth knowing: Seven Products of the Land of Israel from the Torah: “Wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and…

Just another Rosh ha Shana Recipe – Traditional (?) Honey Cake

There is an interesting initiative in the Jewish virtual community – a food related blog, where users submit their stories with recipes. Mine was published a while ago, but it does remind us all of the High Holidays, and me personally, of my grandmother. So, here it is – My grandma’s lekach – easy to make,…

Challah!

With Rosh ha Shana almost upon us, I thought you it would be nice to re-publish one of my favorite challah recipes. This is the most important mitzvah for a Jewish woman – backing and taking the challah. It’s way past midnight and I am too tired to write, but had to post this picture, mostly…

How It All Started

It feels like a very long while ago, my younger daughter moved all the way across the country to Portland, OR for college. Boy, did I miss her! I started a food blog as a way to virtually communicate with my now grown up girls. Food is something that we all enjoy, and my kosher adventures…

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