Art for a sweet new year

Tonight marks the start of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. And so today’s Nosy Parker Art Challenge was honey, traditionally eaten with apples for a sweet new year! Mama and I both painted our favorite honey variety, Star Thistle, which happens to be a wildly cool looking flower. Though we didn’t attend services, we…

Double celebration

This evening Mama and I had the honor of being invited to a Passover Seder at the home of our dear friend Margo. We had a lovely time and adore her family. We especially enjoyed our conversations around the service—these thoughtful tangents added lovely new depths to the traditions of the evening. One of the…

Help with my Hamentashen

I made dozens of Hamentashen today, but I froze when I rolled out my dough and it crumbled. Lucky for me, I was able to call up the cookbook author, because she’s a dear family friend. She talked me through and gave me extra tips. While I was baking, I thought about the many times…

Postponed Chanukah

We were about ready to put away our holiday decorations when we remembered that we hadn’t yet finished! Mama and I had postponed our candle lighting on the 7th and 8th nights of Chanukah this year due to health reasons. We fully planned to reschedule our traditions after a week or so, but it didn’t…

Following our own traditions

As is the custom with many American Jews, we ate Chinese food and watched a movie today. Thankfully, Mama and I didn’t have to leave the house to fulfill today’s tradition. We did it all at home with the help Trader Joe’s Spring Rolls and Mandarin Orange Chicken! We watched “Downsizing” (streaming on Amazon Prime), and…

Happy festival of lights!

Mama and I have decided to postpone our lighting of the 7th and 8th night Chanukah candles, until a time when I can stand the sight of light again. My migraine has not yet released its grip on my skull. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a happy Chanukah with Mama! Here’s wishing you a happy festival of lights! Day…

Adjusting my crown

Latkes with brisket, applesauce, and sour cream Chewing has ranged from uncomfortable to painful for the last three weeks, so today I returned to my dentist for an adjustment on my recent same-day crown. Thankfully, no numbing was required, just a bit of grinding down until my bite was even. I was thrilled to be…