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Food

Blender Cheesecake

We just celebrated the Jewish holiday, Shavout. As tradition goes it’s customary to eat dairy foods on Shavout. We eat dairy foods to symbolize the “land flowing with milk and honey”. We eat borekas (recipe can be found here) and cheesecake. My friend once made this cheesecake that tasted amazing! It wasn’t too dense, or …

Holidays

Purim {2016}

Last week we celebrated a fun Jewish holiday called Purim. If you were to compare it to an American holiday I would say it’s a mash up of Halloween and Easter. We dress up in costume and pass out baskets to our friends. After a theme is picked I buy costumes and basket items that …

Holidays

High Holidays {2015}

September is a super busy month for our family filled with Jewish holidays. We started the month off with Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar and eating symbolic foods, such as apples dipped in honey. I hosted two nights. We had a nice mix both …

Holidays

Simchat Torah {2014}

Simchat Torah marks the 4th holiday in the busiest month of the Jewish calendar. Read more about all four here. This is a really fun holiday! We celebrate and mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of the Torah, and the beginning of a new cycle. We dress in white, dance and eat (as we …

Holidays

Sukkot {2014}

We recently celebrated the Jewish holiday, Sukkot. The main part of Sukkot is to eat (and sleep if you can) in a homemade hut. Since our patio is covered and we have no other space to create this structure we make a cardboard box version for Sarah each year. Then Sarah and I decorated it …

Holidays

Yom Kippur {2013}

For the past four years my family has been “celebrating” Yom Kippur at the Hyatt hotel. As an observant Jew we walk to synagogue multiple times a day, fast (yes that includes no liquids or food of any kind) and no use of electricity for 25 hours (Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown). Doing …

Holidays

Rosh Hashana {2013}

Last week my family celebrated the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashana! Even Elmo celebrates the big event! I normally host (see last years debacle here) dinner, but this year we spent it with friends. Thank you for the scrumptious food Sigel’s! Leading up to RH, Sarah and I made traditional honey cakes. We made two different …

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