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…

New Year, New Life, New Cooking Adventures

This was the first Rosh haShana ever that I have not made or eaten any meat during the holiday. I cooked myself, and I have sat at the tables of my friends, where meat was served, even my favorite lamb, but I wasn’t moved to try it. Is this a good development in my life?…

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…

The Year 5777 is Coming!

Sunday,  יום ראשון , October 2 Jews all over the world will celebrate The New Year – רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה. This year’s number is quite unique – 5777. Number 7 was always kind of magic in the Jewish world – 7 days of the week, 7 days before the brit milah, 7 branches of the Menora as it…

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…

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…

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…