When I went to see my nutritionist last week for my weekly visit she said "OK, let's talk Chanuka" Traditionally we eat lots of fried and dairy foods on Chanuka with donuts being a big one. And fried and donuts and dairy are all not conducive to weight loss. I mean, all in moderation but on . . .
This Tishrei1 has been fun and games. Starting out with a broken foot, being encased in a boot and getting an awful sinus infection over Rosh Hashana2 that lasted almost 2 weeks, I really had to cut back and what happened has been mind blowing. Here is what I learned from being sick over . . .
That time of year has rolled around. With holidays week after week in the month of Tishrei (Sept/October - you can read about how the dates work here) LOTS of cooking happens. Each meal traditionally starts with a blessing on wine, followed by blessing on the special Challa bread. With each . . .
Traditionally in the month of Tishrei we eat lots of sweet foods - at the start of our meal when we eat the Challa Bread, instead of dipping into the traditional salt, we dip in honey. We bake and eat honey cake, among other honey rich foods. There are a couple of sweet Challa Topping variations . . .
As an Observant Jewish woman with a wide Non-Jewish customer base I often get questions about my faith - I really encourage them. One of the biggest confusions I get is about when our holidays fall and my response is "well, usually in September/October but it really depends on the year" which most . . .
My summer was intended to be relaxing, I work in a school during the year so for the summer I am off work. I'm not sure what I was thinking - I have 5 kids - there is no such thing as relaxing. After a particularly difficult week I was more then ready for some me time when my friend asked me if I . . .