symbolic foods

Food, Glorious Food!

Food as a part of culture & tradition All societies around the globe create holidays and use ritual foods to celebrate them. Food is a primary element of social interactions. Most human gatherings include food. There are biological re-enforcers for this behavior. Of our five senses one of them has the longest memory power. It…

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DIY Judaism: Let’s Make Challah!

Everyone loves the smell of baking bread or the taste of warm homemade bread from the oven. Do you wish you could make delicious challah for Shabbat, but don’t consider yourself a baker or are short on time? Join us in the kitchen, and we’ll quickly put your mind at ease. We’ll talk about the…

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The Best Challah EVER!

  I always prided myself on delicious challah. But it was a dairy recipe containing milk and butter. I tried several Parve recipes (recipes with no dairy products and can therefore be served with meat). But they just didn’t make. Then Suzanne Fallon gave me Seymour’s Famous Challah recipe. I love using my bread maker…

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Sweet Breakfast for Passover: Matzah Brei

My kids love my matzah brei and they only get it the week of Passover. It’s as close to French Toast as I can get it and we LOVE French Toast! Here’s the recipe. Matzah Brei 1 cup milk 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Enough matzah squares Combine everything…

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Matzah Pizza!

Kids love pizza and my teenager son can make it himself! Just take a sheet of matzah, spread a tablespoon or two of tomato paste on it. Sprinkle with some organo & basil. Shred mozzarella cheese on top. Pop in the microwave until the cheese is melted – about 30 seconds. This comes out hot…

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Frog Macaroons for Passover

My friend, Shifra, has done it again! A delicious way to learn about the plague of FROGS! Make enough for everyone! 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 3/4 cup almond flour 2 large egg whites, room temperature 1/4 cup superfine sugar 1/8 tsp. green food coloring 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves Directions: Pulse confectioners’ sugar and…

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