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  • October Cake [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    October 23, 2013 | 9:00 am

    To be honest, this is more pumpkin bread than pumpkin cake. Yet since I don’t make actual cakes for myself to have on hand for fear that my inner ravenous fat-ass might unleash itself, and since I do have a tendency to uncontrollably devour any carb-y, creamy, cake-like thing I can...

  • Dragonfly Green Tea [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    September 18, 2013 | 11:15 am

    This is my morning crack. I decided to eliminate coffee once and for all when I realized that it actually didn’t wake me up. In fact, if I ended up drinking too much in the morning I would find myself lightheaded and needing to go right back to bed. 

    Now that said, most of you...

  • Lavender Latte [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 6, 2013 | 9:00 am

    You know those beautiful movies set in the English countryside where proper English ladies drink tea served to them by servants amidst a field of flowers and the young damsel falls in love at the end with a gallant gentlemen whose family is the richest in the region? Well, this is...

  • Rosemary Almond Cake with Olive Oil and Orange Zest [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 19, 2013 | 9:00 am

    For years I had a recurring nightmare that I find myself in the Sienese countryside where Chianti grapes display themselves in Bacchanalian rows, inviting an aimless wanderer, me, in to taste a bite of their intoxicating deep purple fruit.

    With a bunch of grapes ripped off the...

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  • Chanukah candles made from beeswax

    December 6, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    This year during Chanukah, it might be a good idea to consider using beeswax candles to light the menorah.

    According to Debby de Moulpied, founder and president of Bona Fide Green Goods in New Hampshire, paraffin candles, which are made out of petroleum, are hazardous to one’s...

  • How to dip your Apple in honey [VIDEO]

    September 28, 2011 | 1:26 pm

  • OPINION: Rosh Hashanah and the art of beekeeping

    By Rob Eshman

    September 28, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    I never told my wife about the bees.

    My wife, the rabbi, has suffered my enthusiasm for urban farming with bemusement and exasperation, anger and forgiveness. Much like God Herself suffers the Children of Israel.

    Last Monday morning, for instance, after returning on a long night...

  • Israelis paying a honey of a price

    September 22, 2011 | 11:23 am

    The price of Israeli honey is soaring because of “outrageous” customs duties that prevent imports and therefore competition, according to a new study.

    The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies in a study released Wednesday recommends eliminating high tariffs on honey to increase...

  • Apples and honey

    September 21, 2011 | 11:11 am

    One of the most meaningful customs at each Rosh Hashanah meal is the dipping of apples into honey. By doing so we make a sweet fruit, the apple, taste even sweeter.

    Obviously this symbolizes our yearnings for a very sweet year for us, our loved ones and, indeed, for everyone.

    The...

  • Rosh Hashanah ‘in the house tonight’ dances into the new year

    September 13, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    Aish brings together rhythm, beats and davening for their Rosh Hashanah ‘in the house tonight’ dancing spectacle that parodies LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem.  Here’s the chorus from the lyrics, but be sure to watch the video for the full effect.

    Rosh Hashanah’s in the house tonight
    All the world is passing through the light
    Let’s all get written in the book of Life
    Shana Tova—it’s High Holiday time

     

  • A honeyed new year

    By Judy Zeidler

    August 19, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a holiday full of hope and optimism as well as apples, honey and round challahs.

    Many of the traditional dishes that are served feature honey and apples to assure “a sweet new year.” It is said the custom of eating apples, a fruit whose...

  • Easy smorgasbord to break the Yom Kippur fast

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    During Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a strict fast is observed -- no food or drink for 24 hours. So, it is always important to remember that the Yom Kippur Eve menu has special requirements.
     
    The prefast dinner should be quite light, ending with a delectable dessert to help the...
  • How sweet it is: behind the buzz at two of California’s hives

    By Amy Klein

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bzzzzzz.
     
    I'm trying not to freak out at the high-pitched scream of the bees. See, I'm wearing full protective gear for the honey-making process -- a white jumpsuit, a netted straw hat affixed to me with a series of complicated rigmarole of strings (the zipper ones had run out),...
  • Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Meal

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The apple, even more than the bibical pomegranate, has become the symbolic first fruit to be eaten during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which will be observed at sundown, Wednesday, Sept. 15.

    During Rosh Hashanah, tradition calls for a perfect apple to be pared and cut into as...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Soul Solution

    Summer is over, now the real work starts. Last week we remembered hard-working Americans on Labor Day. But that's nothing compared to the work we Jews will do over the next two weeks -- on our souls. There will be a lot of hard-core thinking: What did I do that I...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rosh Hashanah is upon us. We will use the shofar to blow us into the new year, we will dip apples in honey for a sweet year and our challah will be round just like the yearly cycle. Our new year will be celebrated this on Sept. 26, the 1st of Tishrei.

    Here are some weird customs...

  • Rosh Hashanah Made Easy With Chicken

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins this year at sundown on Friday, Sept. 26. It is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy special holiday foods.

    Traditionally, foods sweetened with honey are eaten to symbolize a sweet and happy year ahead. Apples and honey, eaten...

  • Sweet Support for Israel

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Who doesn't love honey? Dunking apple slices in it -- along with challah, chicken and everything else -- on Rosh Hashanah is a favorite holiday ritual symbolizing hope for a sweet New Year. Now you can buy your honey and help Israel, too.

    The Jewish Federation of Orange County is on...

  • Time for Something Sweet

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Platters of apple slivers prepared for dunking in honey are a holiday ritual symbolizing hope for a sweet New Year.

    The Jewish Federation of Orange County is on its way to starting another New Year tradition by again urging residents to buy Israeli-made honey for their own Rosh...

  • Celebrate Shavuot With Spring Harvest

    By Judy Zeidler

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When I was growing up, two types of food were usually associated with the holiday of Shavuot. There were the dairy dishes -- blintzes, knishes, noodle kugels and, of course, cheesecake. Most of us remember them from our childhood, but they were always laden with cream, butter and...

  • Orange County Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Next week is Rosh Hashana, the Birthday of the World. Soon you get to eat apples and honey. You get to dip the round challah in the honey too -- my personal favorite. Some of you will spend the day at synagogue in your holiday best. Some of you may decide to celebrate in nature --...

  • Honey for the Holidays

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In a symbolic and literal demonstration of support for Israel, Orange County's Jewish organizations are waging a cooperative campaign to send a bit of new year's cheer to two economically hard-pressed coastal communities near Israel's Gaza this month.&'9;

    Using the slogan "Honey for...

  • WUJS Wants A Sweet Year for Israel

    By Hilary Krieger

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Kim Herzog dips apples and challah in honey this Rosh Hashana, she says she will be reaching extra deep to get some sweetness, because after six months in Israel, she and the country need it more than ever.

    "I want to begin this year with a sense of hope, that Israel can find...

  • Honey History

    By Rob Eshman

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Hello, honey. This is the time ofyear when honey shines our apples, sweetens our cakes, and slicks ourlips and tongues. Straightforward talisman of a sweet year to come,honey appears and reappears in the course of High Holiday meals.

    We will eat our honey tossed with rounds of...

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