Cooking with Parshat – Beshalach -בשלח

I decided to stick to my adventure of making at least one dish related to the Parshah read this week. In Parshat Beshalach we read: יד  וַתַּעַל, שִׁכְבַת הַטָּל; וְהִנֵּה עַל-פְּנֵי הַמִּדְבָּר, דַּק מְחֻסְפָּס–דַּק כַּכְּפֹר, עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 14 And when the layer of dew was gone up, behold upon the face of the wilderness a fine, scale-like thing,…

Honey Cakes

  Apparently, this year honey cakes are a subject of debate, so I am sharing this Tablet article with you, my readers. I would love to hear what you have to say on this subject. What is your favorite honey cake? Do you even bother to make them and how often? As for me, this…

Another Day, Another Year

So here we are, again, Ready (?) to stand in front of HaShem begging for mercy. אבינו מלךנו – our father, our king – we cry asking for a better year that the one passed. Somehow, the liturgy of the High Holidays always brings me to inner tears. I don’t think I am able to…

Some more of Jewish Food History Trivia before The High Holidays

It is always fun for me to flip through my cookbooks before a major Holiday. I love to look for stories behind the recipes, origins of foods we eat and their transitions throughout times and continents. Here, I am just going to post some fun facts about my favourite foods: Dates: First mentioned in Exodus 3:8 – אֶרֶץ…

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, sweet…