Sunday, September 28, 2014

Honey Cookies for a Sweet New Year


Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated with attending services, followed by large festive meals shared with friends and family.  One tradition is to eat foods made with honey, to represent a sweet new year.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Coconut Milk Payasam (Southern Indian Pudding) - Improv Challenge


Payasam is an Indian dessert, traditionally made with rice, beans or lentils. Although it is referred to as a pudding, it has more of a consistency akin to oatmeal with too much milk stirred in. Southern Indian Jews serve it on special occasions, such as at weddings or after shloshim (the ritual 30 days of mourning).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Honey Bundt Cake

No, I did not grab a handful of cake.  Funny story ...
Honey cake ... that quintessential love-dessert of Rosh Hashanah.  Traditionally made without butter  or milk, it is the perfect end to any sumptuous High Holiday meal.  I recently came across a bundt honey cake that looked delicious, with several people raving up, down and sideways about it.  So I figured it might be pretty good.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Watermelon Salad and Not Giving Up Summer without a Fight

I hate when summer ends. I want to sit outside by the pool.  Drinking cosmos.  Eating watermelon.  And enjoying the great outdoors.

Except, I don't have a pool.  I'm on allergy meds so drinks have to be virgin.  As for outside, see previous sentence.

But at least I can stretch summer a bit with watermelon salad.  And a very vivid imagination.
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