A lovely young Irish woman told her mother that she would be attending her first Hanukkah celebration and latkes would be made! Her mother said, “As I understand it, latkes have something to do with potatoes. You’ll be fine!” I’m not Irish and I’m not particularly fond of potatoes. So my latkes include parsnips and…Read More »
What foods do you “share” between cultures?
(image from www.anapnoes.gr) Last week I asked you, What are you doing for Passover & Easter? I thought you’d enjoy reading a couple of replies: From a Catholic husband: We’re going to a Seder on Saturday and, err, cooking Easter brunch on Sunday. Easter brunch will include French toast casserole made with (what else) challah made…Read More »
Have a dirty, good time for Tu Bishvat!
My mouth fell open when I opened this page from JewHungryTheBlog! A dirt cake! Made of chocolate and more. I remembered that I had a friend years ago who made “dirt” cakes. She put hers in a clean flowerpot and poked gummy worms under the plastic flowers she used on top. My friend made her…Read More »
Pumpkin Challah – it’s not just for Thanksgiving!
With all the hype about Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapping I decided to try making a pumpkin challah. I was a bit suspicious since I love pumpkin and wasn’t sure it would be good as bread. But boy was I wrong! IT IS DELICIOUS! Here’s the recipe – as I modified it to be a better…Read More »