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Rosh Hashanah post-mortem 2014

By | September 28, 2014

After last year’s copious leftovers, I was determined to scale things back. And I did, and the amount of leftovers sitting in the fridge right now is definitely more reasonable. But simplifying the menu did not fix the problem I always seem to have: the hectic rush on erev yom tov. I cooked ahead and froze 7 of the […]

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Rosh Hashanah menu 2014

By | September 14, 2014


Last Rosh Hashanah, there was just too much food. I didn’t think such a thing was possible, but I guess you live and learn, and boy did I learn. It was a lesson that snuck its way into our Shabbos planning, too — for the last seven months, we’ve been making and eating simpler Shabbos meals […]

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Soup with the Simons: Sweet carrot ginger

By | September 2, 2014

Sometimes it seems like I shred carrots every day (these are a favorite, as are these), and yet it never occurred to me to use shredded carrots in a soup. When I saw that Levana Kirschenbaum did it, I was intrigued enough to try it, and as you may have guessed, the texture is really cool. It may […]

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30 dishes to freeze for Rosh Hashanah

By | August 31, 2014

We’re officially in Elul (beyond officially, since it’s been a few days already) and I’m feeling behind schedule. This time last year, I had an epic menu plan and a realistic cooking plan all finalized and my first soup was already in the freezer. I wanted to do even better than that this year. My maternity […]

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