“Head of a fish” shortbread cookies for Rosh Hashanah!

head of a fish shortbread cookie

One of the more ‘out there’ symbolic foods for Rosh Hashanah has to be the head of a fish. Placed on the festive table (although rarely eaten!) it symbolises our desire to be “the head and not the tail” – leaders rather than followers, or maybe thoughtful and considered rather …

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Roasted vegetable and barley salad with creamy tahini dressing

roasted veg & barley salad

Does anyone else quake with dread at the words “three day yomtov”? Yes, when Rosh Hashanah starts on a Wednesday evening you know you’re in for SIX big festive meals in quick succession. By Shabbat lunchtime I just want to have a glass of mint tea and maybe a cracker, …

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Apple pancakes (racuchy) from Wild Honey & Rye by Ren Behan – book review

apple pancakes

It’s pretty obvious with hindsight, but for most of my life I didn’t realise that what I think of as (Ashkenazi) Jewish food is mostly just Eastern European food. Borscht, pickles, herring and rye bread… they may stand out from traditional British fare, but back in der heym they’d fit right …

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One Potato Two Potato recipes round-up – July

one potato two potato july roundup

A great big sunshiny thank you to everyone who joined in with One Potato Two Potato in July. Somewhat inevitably, we have a selection of fabulous summer potato recipes! Whether you’re after a lunch or supper dish, or something yummy to go on the side, we’ve got you covered with these …

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Limonana – Israeli mint lemonade

Limonana - Israeli fresh mint lemonade

I think I can say, unequivocally, that there is no more refreshing drink than limonana – Israeli mint lemonade. It starts off with the delicious refreshingness of homemade lemonade, then kicks it up a notch by adding fresh mint, for a doubly cooling, extra thirst-quenching glassful of rejuvenation. It cools, restores …

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Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

There are so many reasons why I LOVE this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is all the things I really want to eat RIGHT NOW, but also, look at it – those colours are just gorgeous! I love how such …

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Chocolate orange pudding ice-lollies – frozen sugar-free vegan treats!

chocolate orange pudding ice-lollies

A while ago (when I made my amazing vegan 3-ingredient chocolate tart) I mused about the items available in supermarket kosher sections, and whether they were really any indication of the essentials for living a kosher lifestyle. I’m still not convinced you can draw any meaningful conclusions about Judaism from the …

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