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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah is a minor holiday in the Jewish Calendar, yet since the 1970s has become a very public important holiday. Jewish people work, as usual, schools stay open, and there is an exchange of gifts, singing songs from the psalms, playing with the dreidel, and lighting the candles using the...

Hanukkah – The Festival of Lights Nov 28th. – Dec. 4th. 2001.

Hanukkah is one of the best holidays celebrating freedom of religion, freedom from oppression. It is the story of a few brave men that confronted the army of a tyrant and won! Even though this event happened around 200 BCE in Jerusalem, you will not find it in the Hebrew...

Spatchock Turkey

Thanksgiving Lessons Learned

As promise, I am sharing here the lessons I learned by having a “Potluck” -“Shortcuts” kind of Thanksgiving. Making the Menu, and knowing who was making what went well. I made a schedule of my own assignments and use of the oven to warm up meals by the hour on...

Thanksgiving prep has begun

Thanksgiving has always been a pretty straightforward routine. I like to make a Menu, and a shopping list, and have everything I need in my pantry at least a week in advance. Except for the turkey, which I prefer to order “fresh” and pick up 3 days in advance, and...