Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Passover, Hardboiled Eggs and…Pickling?

If I were wondering the dessert for forty years, I’d want pickled eggs. And since vinegar changes the egg without the egg losing all it’s glory, it seems a good symbol to add to my Passover Seder. Continue reading

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Cocoa Coffee Braised Brisket

My favorite part of creating a cuisine for a fictional world is how it pushes Alan and me to create something new from something familiar. And for a Jew, what is more familiar than brisket for Passover? This recipe bears … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Almond Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen

What are Hamantaschen? The short answer: they’re triangular-shaped, stuffed cookies. The long answer: they are the traditional dessert for Purim, one of the lesser known and most festive of Jewish holidays. Chanukah may have its presents, but it’s not nearly … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shevat—a Tree Hugging Holiday

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat began last night. While it’s a minor holiday, it’s one I can’t help but love. It’s the new year for trees; that’s right, trees. It just tickles me that we have a holiday that … Continue reading

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Ginger and Chocolate Fritters with Goat Cheese (Gluten-free)

Chanukah is about oil, and what better way to celebrate it than by frying food in oil! This year my family made this gluten-free fritter for the holiday, which was inspired by my fantasy world of Awan. Continue reading

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Gluten-free Red Wine Honey Cake

Autumn is a time rife with Jewish holidays beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the spiritual new year, and ending with Simchat Torah, the holiday marking the completion of the annual weekly reading of the Torah. Interestingly, these holidays occur in Tishrei, … Continue reading

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Coconut Sponge Cake

Flowers have finally begun to replace the snow of winter (or rain here in the northwest), and the days are getting longer.  Now it’s time to celebrate spring. In my house that means it’s time for Passover, a holiday that … Continue reading

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