Wednesday, September 19, 2012


L’shanah English this means "the good year".  No, "L'shanah tovah" is not a new Spanish term I've learned in Spanish class.  "L'shanah tovah"  is Hebrew and it is spoken often on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Krumbs and I had a great time on Monday taking part in our friend Hannah's Rosh Hashanah services.

We learned that Rosh Hashanah is a very important holiday for Jewish people all over the world.  My friend describes it as the earth's birthday.  We went to her house to celebrate the new year and the earth's birthday and boy, did we have great food!  We ate matzah ball soup and then we had apple slices dipped in honey (for a sweet new year) and had challah, a kind of yellow, sweet bread-yum!!  After the soup and apples, Hannah's mom served us baked chicken and brisket and kugel (a noodle pudding) and potatoes and grape juice with lots and lots of sweets for dessert.

Have you ever tried apples and honey?  It is an easy, healthy, incredibly sweet snack.  Krumbs and I ate about twelve slices on Monday...mmm,mmm,mmm!  Here's the recipe:
  1. Slice and core an apple.
  2. Pour honey in a small cup or bowl.
  3. Dip the apple slices in the honey.
  4. Enjoy!!!
I told you it was easy...but I promise you'll love it!  (Krumbs and I certainly do...we've already made it twice since Monday!)

Did you have a day off for the Jewish Holiday?  We did.  That's why we spent Monday at Hannah's house.  What did you do on your day off?  Tell us about it!

We also visited the Cafe to see what's new.  We found a recipe for "Super Simple Sorbet" by Joy Delgado and we made it.  We had frozen blueberries in the freezer and frozen strawberries, so our sorbet was a beautiful berry sorbet...made with honey!  (Krumbs and I have been big on honey lately-first the apples, then the sorbet...but it really does taste great!)

Krumbs and I wish everyone "L'shanah tovah"--the good year.  Happy Birthday, Earth!


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