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A Personal Recipe for YOURSELF on Rosh Hashanah by Life Coach Alice Chera

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A Personal Recipe for YOURSELF on Rosh Hashanah by Life Coach Alice Chera

1 Comment 14 September 2012

 

Thanks you Alice Chera for your calming words of wisdom during this rushed and hectic holiday whirlwind…

For many Jewish women September is an amalgam of moving trucks, school supplies, holiday menus, shopping lists, and back to school tears. But let’s face it; we women are incredibly energetic and creative. When it comes to whipping up a months worth of gourmet holiday meals we can conquer the kitchen like nobodies business. But oftentimes the essence of the holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah can be overshadowed by the quest for the right fall shoe to the yummy aromas wafting from our kitchen. The fact that another year has passed and a fresh new year awaits us can seem secondary to the myriad of responsibilities required to get our selves and our families “holiday-ready.” So as we think about setting our tables and tweaking our menus, take a moment to focus on yourself and the upcoming year. What do you want this year to look like?

Rosh Hashanah is a time for both gratitude and reflection, a time to take stock of the past year and set our intentions for the year to come. Now is the time to channel some of that wonderful creative energy and decide what you would like to serve up for yourself in this New Year. Close your eyes and take a moment to go into your “inner house.” Picture a large, glorious table, a table just for you. This is your table for the year to come. How do you want to set it? What will be on your menu? What will you do this year to nourish your body, mind and soul?

There are 2 ways that we walk through our lives, one is by “being” and the other is by “doing.” How we walk through this year and who we decide to be is just as important as what we choose to do. This holiday think about what attributes you want to cultivate and what pesky habits you want to release. Perhaps it’s time to let go of self-doubt and work on really appreciating who you are and all that you do. Or how about cranking up your Fun-meter and doing something out of the box at least once a month just for fun? Maybe you have been waiting to go back to school, take that class, or start that juicy project you keep putting off. This Rosh Hashanah, don’t forget one of the most important people to grace your table- that person is you! Create a recipe for yourself this year that spices up your fall, warms your winter and has you blossoming through Spring and Summer.”

Alice Chera, CPCC, ACC
AKC Life Coaching
(917) 692-4409
alic44@aol.com
www.alicechera.com

 

 

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Loobiah- Black Eyed Peas Simanim for Prosperity- Aleppo Syrian Style

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Loobiah- Black Eyed Peas Simanim for Prosperity- Aleppo Syrian Style

1 Comment 14 September 2012

Image via -Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews by Poopa Dweck

The Syrian Jewish custom of eating black eyed peas for prosperity goes back many generations to Aleppo, Syria. It amazed me that our grandmothers, some as young as 13 years old when married in Aleppo, came to this country over 100 years ago with not so much as a Farberware pot, yet they managed to continue our centuries old Rosh Hashanah culinary traditions. I often wonder how they were able to scour the streets of the lower East side, not knowing the language- and manage to find ingredients such as black eyed peas to celebrate their Jewish New Year as they had remembered their parents cooked back in Aleppo and Damascus. Black-eyed peas are rubiyah (in Aramaic and Hebrew) or lubiya (in Arabic), which are related to the Hebrew words harbeh, meaning many, and l’harabot, to increase.

Growing up, I remember holding up the fork full of loobiah (black eyed peas) and saying the “ZECHHOYOTANU KAROOBIAH” prayer while everyone joked that if we wanted to get rich that year we better chow down those black eyed peas ASAP.

This is my mother in law’s “LOOBIAH”- Black Eyed Peas Recipe for Rosh Hashanah. I’m sure many Syrian jewish women have different adaptations. Please send yours in to marlene(at)thejewishhostess.com so I can share it with Jewish Hostesses worldwide. (OR you can comment below).

We make enough loobiah  to serve for the Rosh Hahsanah seder and then serve again during the actual holiday meal over rice.

Loobiah- Black Eyed Peas Simanim for Prosperity- Aleppo Syrian Style

Loobiah- Black Eyed Peas Simanim for Prosperity- Aleppo Syrian Style

Ingredients

  • Boil 1 lb. package or 1 lb chopped flanken with the bone for 1 hour and throw out fatty water.
  • In a clean pot, sauté 3 cloves garlic and one chopped onion with boiled flanken for 20 minutes on a low flame.
  • Add one lb. bag of washed black eyed peas (washed and drained in a colander), sauté a minute.
  • Add salt, allspice, cinnamon,
  • Add 1 can tomato sauce.
  • Add water to cover the beans and spices...
  • Cover and cook about an hour or more till loobiah is cooked and a stew-like consistency.

Instructions

    If you are having a big crowd on Rosh Hashanah then double or triple this recipe.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/loobiah-black-eyed-peas-simanim-for-prosperity-aleppo-syrian-style/

 

 

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Sweet Spagetti Squash “Hillu”- Syrian Style Simanim for Rosh Hashanah

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Sweet Spagetti Squash “Hillu”- Syrian Style Simanim for Rosh Hashanah

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One of the Simanim or symbols used on the Jewish New year of Rosh Hashanah is a specific type of squash or gourd – known in this context as either “qara” or “kera” or “k’ra” or “kra” in Hebrew and Aramaic, this type of squash is otherwise known as spaghetti squash or calabash. Pumpkin, another type of squash, may also be used but traditionally many Sephardic or Syrian Jews prefer cooking spaghetti squash in a thick sugar syrup known as “shira”. For as long as I can remember, my mother, and then later on when I got married, my mother in law cooked up this pot of sweet golden threads known as “sillet”(pictured above in between the date and the apple).

As kids we knew that we would have rather be munching on Ring Dings and Devil Dogs, but as we grew up, we appreciated this once a year traditional treat for a sweet New Year.

Recipe for Sweet Spagetti Squash “Hillu”- Syrian Style Simanim for Rosh Hashanah

  • 1 spaghetti squash

Puncture with a knife in several places. Place in a large pot with water. Boil for 25-40 minutes.

Remove from hot water and immerse in cold water to stop cooking.

Cut in half and remove seeds. Some people cook bizzer from these seeds. Here’s a quick “How to Roast Your Own Pumkin Seeds” link.

Make sweet “shira” syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • dash of lemon juice
  1. Boil water with sugar and lemon juice 30 minutes till thick and syrupy.
  2. Shred squash till spagetti like. Drain in a colander. Add squash to shira syrup mixture and simmer and stir occasionally. Refigerate. My mother in law freezes it in a Tuperware. Stays nicely in the fridge. May sprinkle with pistachio nuts before serving.
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Rosh Hashanah Tropical Brights! Thank You Lorene Sasson!!

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Rosh Hashanah Tropical Brights! Thank You Lorene Sasson!!

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Enjoy this Rosh Hashanah 2011 inspiration…

Thanks Lorene for another stunning holiday table setting! I love your tropical greens, reds and oranges! Those colors make me so happy and in the mood yet to eat ANOTHER holiday meal!!!

These festive colors and easy runner idea is also great for a Sukkot table!

Shana Tova!! Marlene

Hey Marlene,

Shana Tova!

I did the first night by me and it was just a few of us. My kids colored little Shofar name cards, and because I love the colors of the dates,apples and poms I had to make a centerpiece with them. Here’s my table! Enjoy!
from Lorene Sasson
p.s. The green runner is actually a sheer window panel from Ikea.  And the plates are from Amazing Savings!
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Whole Wheat Honey Challah- Plus a 6 Braid Challah How-to Video

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Whole Wheat Honey Challah- Plus a 6 Braid Challah How-to Video

4 Comments 25 August 2012

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Challah is truly a labor of love that I had the opportunity to experience when I told myself that if I actually ever won a Bosch mixer at a Chinese Auction, I would attempt this grand feat. Miraculously I did win, and I’ve been making my own ever since. I’m so glad that I found this video of Hadassah Sabo Milner braiding a six strand challah which really comes out so much prettier than the traditional three braided challah. This video wins every other one on the ‘net- I watched them all and picked the best one for us all to share. Thanks Hadassah!

There is really nothing better than the feeling of actually making your own dough, watching it rise, punching it down, braiding, brushing egg on top, separating some dough for the prayer, saying the hafrashat challah prayer, baking,cooling, warming it  before kiddush,  setting the challah on the table with a challah cover, saying hamotzie, dipping in salt (or sugar on the Rosh Hashanah table) and finally  watching the head of the rip off pieces (Syrian tradition) and throwing them in age order to each family member to FINALLY watch everyone gobble it  up. (WHEW!)

I’ve been making this Whole Wheat Honey Challah with  Zaatar  lately from the Magen David Yeshivah Chef At Home cookbook.

Contact Yvonne if you would like to purchase one. Perfect hostess gift for the upcoming Jewish holidays! The gourmet kosher cookbook also has some great recipes for your Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot menus!

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Whole Wheat Honey Challah Ingredients:

  •  2 strips of yeast
  • 4 cups of warm water
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar, divided
  • 3 heaping tbsp coarse salt
  • 8 cups white flour
  • 8 cups whole wheat flour (note- I believe that the MDY cookbook has a misprint here- the book says 4 cups)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cold pressed safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • grease for the bowl
  • egg white to brush
  • sesame seeds, zaatar or everything spice for topping
  1. Mix yeast with warm water ( first mix the 2 cups of boiling water with 2 cups of ice cold water in the bowl, then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and then yeast)
  2. In a Kitchen Aid combine 1 cup sugar, salt, flours, eggs, honey, and oil. Mix and then add yeast mixture for 10- 12 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a large greased bowl and cover. Set aside for an hour.
  4. Remove dough and braid in 3 or braid a 6 braid challah for a prettier and more evenly cooked challah. If you family likes a doughier challah then stick with the 3 braid.
  5.  If you are adding raisins for Rosh Hashanah then rollout your braids in a long, flat shape, add raisins and  then roll into a log. Soaking the raisins in warm water first helps to make them softer and fluffier.
    photo from chabad.org
  6. Brush challah with egg white, add topping.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, turn the tray or switch racks for another 10 minutes.
    Variation: Braided Round Challah:An easy way to make nice, round, braided challahs  for Rosh Hashanah is by taking three long strands and braiding them into a very long braid shaped log.After this has been braided, carefully tie it up as if you are making one large knot out of it, and leave it to rise.Related articles
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How to Check The Simanim for Insects

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How to Check The Simanim for Insects

No Comments 24 August 2012

 

 

by : Linda Dayan

Most of us are familiar with the minhag (custom) of eating the different fruits and vegetables (simanim/signs) on Rosh HaShana, which are meant to represent what kind of year we really desire. For example: we dip the apple in the honey to symbolize a sweet year. There is the old joke of a Jew who put raisins on a stalk of celery… he was hoping that H-Shem would bless him with a “raise in salary…”

Yes, it is important for us to keep our minhagim, but would it be right to do something that is not permitted from the Torah – so we can eat that symbolic date or leek?

(The following info is reprinted from

The Torah prohibits us from  eating worms or any other bug. As Jewish women its our responsibility to make sure our family doesn’t ingest those miniscule critters, so therefore, as a service to our readers, we are providing information on how to check some of the simanim which we will serve on our tables in few days. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Kosher Year!

Given the strict Torah prohibitions against eating insects – there are five Torah commandments against eating crawling insects and six against consuming flying insects – and the tendency of bugs to find fruits and vegetables as much a part of their lifestyle as people do, it has become extremely important to check veggies and fruits for insect infestation to be certain they are kosher.

As with any agricultural product, dried fruits are subject to insect infestation concerns. The consumer should look carefully at the fruit for signs of damage, webbing, or other indicators of insect presence. Certain fruits – notably whole dried figs and dates – sometimes harbor insects in their cavities and it is advisable to split these open and scan for insects prior to eating.

Leek (Carti):

Leek must be cut at the bottom, in the area of the root, and then sliced the length of the green, separating each layer. Each layer should be held under a strong stream of running water while rubbing with one’s fingers. Alternatively, one may soak in soapy water for 2-3 minutes and rinse well.

Dry Dates (Tamar Yasvesh):

One cuts open the date lengthwise, removes the pit, and holds the date against a light source, like a window or lamp and inspects it from both sides, looking for a dark insect. A dry date may exhibit white clusters, formed from sugar and these are not bug related and not problematic.

Swiss Chard:

IN ISRAEL:

When grown regularly, the leaves are simply infested. Small worms are imbedded deep in the leaves and they are not removed by washing the leaves. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that one only use the bug-free type leaves, of course only those with a reliable hechsher (kashrut supervision). They too should be washed, in soapy water and then thoroughly rinsed.

When not using the bug-free:

Soak in cold water; add several drops of concentrated non-scented liquid detergent or vegetable wash; agitate leaves in water to wash their surface; use a heavy stream of water to remove all foreign matter and soap from surface of the leaf; check leaves under direct light.

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More Elegant  Unique Table Settings and Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

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More Elegant Unique Table Settings and Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah Greetings to all of my Jewish Hostesses!

I’ve been really enjoying some great internet table decor inspirations and ideas for the Rosh Hashanah holiday and I’m so happy to be sharing them with you.  Please remember to snap a pic of your Rosh Hashanah table!

Always remember that when setting a holiday table, its the extra energy that you put into your creative table settings, and unique centerpieces, whether it be a formal table setting, or a casual one, plus  the energy that goes into your kosher holiday menu, that your family will keep in their hearts forever. Hopefully these easy table scape ideas for Rosh Hashanah should  give you some creative design ideas for your festive holiday table!

Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday!!!

     

 

photo above from: Creative Jewish Mom

3 photos below from :Kineret  Specter’s Facebook page:

Rosh Hashanah Challah by Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner:

 

Honey Bee Centerpiece from HERE

 

Gorgeous Caramel Apples from HERE:

Love this apple centerpiece from Better Homes and Gardens!!!

How pretty are these apple votives???

How to Rosh Hashanah table decor from HERE :

and HERE

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Rosh Hashanah  Cubed Fruit Salad with Pomegranate and Crystalized Sugar

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Rosh Hashanah Cubed Fruit Salad with Pomegranate and Crystalized Sugar

2 Comments 22 August 2012

please “Like” this post! This is an elegant and  easy fruit salad idea that my talented and creative friend  Joanie Mann incorporated into a family party menu a while ago.  Cubed mango, pomegranate, and blueberries will be a tropical hit on your Rosh Hashanah dessert menu!

  1. Take 3 – 10 mango , depending on the amount of company you are having, and cut into fine cubes.
  2. Mix with 1-2 cups of pomegranate seeds.
  3. Add blueberries
  4. Turn martini glass edges into a bowl of water and dip to wet about 1/2 inch of the edge.
  5. Dip into coarse crystalized sugar. We used clear, but in comes in many colors.(We found crystalized sugar in Pomegranate Supermarket in Brooklyn.)
  6. Fill with cubed fruit. Serve on a linen napkin lined tray.
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Rich with Vibrant Color and Tradition- A Rosh Hashanah Table by Rosette Rutman

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Rich with Vibrant Color and Tradition- A Rosh Hashanah Table by Rosette Rutman

3 Comments 22 August 2012

 (ROSH HASHANAH 2011…)

Thank you Rosette for sharing your Rosh Hashanah table all the way from Canada! The holidays really are bringing us Jewish women together! I really love when women from all over the world connect on The Jewish Hostess! Make sure you  subscribe now so you don’t miss a single kosher holiday recipe or holiday table setting idea!

Shana Tova! Marlene

 

G’mar Hatima Tova!

 I love your website!  It is so inspiring!  Half the fun of the holidays is decorating the table to get the WOW reaction! I have sent along some pictures of my Erev Rosh Hashana Table.   I had individual square white plates with little flower cups of honey and alternating red and green apple slices with pomegranate seeds sprinkled over them. Everyone had a white and gold cocktail napkin underneath at counter angles to the plate so just the corners peaked out. I also had 2 honeycombs on a typical apple platter and sprinkled them with pomegranate seeds, apple slices, real flowers and sugar bees. So they didn’t get lost on the colourful tablecloth, I put them on a white platter. 

 The table cloth is a black background with swirling rich autumn colours of gold, reds, yellows, greens and oranges in apple clusters and vine motifs. I have it in two sizes so both tables were the same.  Since I only had 16 napkins and 17 guests that night, I had to go to white and gold paper napkins.  On both tables,  I had small vases with mixed miniature roses of yellow, red and orange which I bought the day before so they all had opened up already. 

 I have several silver-plated pomegranates that I use in different ways each year – this time I displayed them on a low white platter with mixed small and large realistic-looking plastic fruit (Pottery Barn).  Not pictured here is the Lemon Poppy Seed cake that I make each year in the shape of a beehive, decorated with sugar bees – I had a line-up for seconds for it!  I got the sugar bees from a local bakery (50 of them)!

Also not pictured, but really cute were the one-bite lemon poppy seed cupcakes that I took to a first day luncheon.  I decorated the tops with a little swirl of icing and every third one had a sugar bee.  I served them on a distressed 2 tier rectangular serving platter and it was quite the hit both in presentation and taste!

Thanks for letting me share! I look forward to seeing other table settings too.

Rosette Rutman

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Pistachio Stuffed Dates for Rosh Hashanah

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Pistachio Stuffed Dates for Rosh Hashanah

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recipe and photo provided courtesy of elanaspantry.com 

Use this yummy healthy and gluten free recipe as a symbolic Rosh Hashanah dessert, but more importantly, you can also use it on the dinner table as one of the simanim. On Rosh Hashanah we eat dates because it sounds like  the word “sheyitamu,” “that they be consumed.” Hence, we repeat the blessing”may… our enemies be consumed.”

Display these pretty dates on a dish that is on a pedestal, and if you are having a lot of company, buy two or three pedestal dishes and spread them along the table so that they are within reach.

Dates Stuffed with Pistachios:

  • 1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
  • ¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 pinch celtic sea salt
  • 20 large dates
  1.  In a food processor, pulse pistachios, orange juice, orange zest and salt
  2. With a sharp knife, make a slit on one side of each date and remove the pit. (Make sure you check the dates for worms and yucky crawly bugs.)
  3. Push a teaspoon of pistachio paste into each date; gently squeeze closed so that filling spills over
  4. Serve
Makes 20 stuffed dates

 

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Joan Nathan’s Juicy Brisket Braised in Pomegranate Juice

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Joan Nathan’s Juicy Brisket Braised in Pomegranate Juice

1 Comment 20 August 2012

 

Many   brisket recipes are so deliciously sweet and sticky due to the fact that its too easy to pour sugar based sauces on top and slide it into the oven for a quick and scrumtious meal. I have to admit that very often I fall into the same sweet roast trap, but lately I’ve been on the hunt for a  “healthier” version of a kosher roast recipe that wont make my family’s blood sugar levels shoot up. I think I’ve found the right flavors here with Joan Nathan‘s recipe. Pomegranate juice adds just the right amount of sweetness, and the vegetables and herbs bring out the flavor of the meat instead of disguising it. Enjoy- and let me know how you like it! I’m planning to make it for one of the Rosh Hahanah dinners. Marlene.

 


Brisket Braised in Pomegranate Juice by Joan Nathan
reprinted with permission from Tablet Magazine.

  • One  4 ½-pound brisket
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 leeks, cleaned, and chopped, using the white and light green only
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 ½ to 3 cups pomegranate juice
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves

1. Season the brisket with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a heavy pan or Dutch oven, brown the brisket on all sides, and set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Add the onions and leeks in the pan in which you browned the brisket, and cook until soft. Add the garlic, carrots and the celery. Continue cooking for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add 1 1/2 cups of the pomegranate juice to the pan and bring the mixture to the boil, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan as you stir. Add another cup of pomegranate juice, the thyme, rosemary and bay leaves to the pan and allow to simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Return the brisket to the pan, fat-side up, spooning the vegetables and juices over the meat. Cover the pan tightly (use foil if the pan doesn’t have a lid), and braise the brisket in the oven, basting every half hour or so until the meat is tender, for about 3 hours.

5. Allow the brisket to rest before slicing and serving. (I leave it overnight in the refrigerator. The next day I cut it thin, against the grain, on the bias.) Lay the brisket over the onions and leeks and the gravy, reheat, and serve with the onion confit (see below.)

Yield: about 8 servings

Onion Confit

  • 3 large onions, peeled and cut in slivers
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth

1. Sauté the onions in the oil for about 10 to 15 minutes or until they start to turn golden.

2. Add salt and pepper to taste, the sugar, the wine, and the chicken broth. Cook them, uncovered, for another 10 minutes or until the onions are very soft. Taste, adding more sugar or salt, if necessary, and serve.

 

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Rosh Hashanah Pomegranate Sangria

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Rosh Hashanah Pomegranate Sangria

7 Comments 20 August 2012

 

 

 

Persian Pomegranate Sangria by Joy Betesh

Every Fall I buy a case or two of Pomegranates and what we don’t get to eat I freeze. We made fresh lemonade and squeezed the pomegranate seeds into the lemonade…..it turns a gorgeous color.I used my Grandma Abadi’s manual orange juicer….works great! Add some fresh mint leaves for a refreshing drink!

 

For Syrup:
8 cups cold water
2 cups sugar
8 whole cloves
2 large cinnamon sticks
4 star anise
1 vanilla pod, split in halfFor Sangria:
1 1/2 to 2 bottles red wine, chilled in refrigerator
8 cups pomegranate juice, chilled in refrigerator
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 whole pomegranate, seeded1 orange, sliced into thin rounds,
then cut in half into semi-circles

1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds,
then cut in half into semi-circles

For serving:
Ice
Fresh mint leaves

1.In a heavy saucepan, combine water, sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise and split vanilla pod.2.Bring to a rapid boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a low heat and simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes to dissolve sugar and create a thin syrup.

3.Turn off heat and let sit 20 minutes to cool to room temperature and to allow the ingredients to marinate.

4. Strain over fine mesh strainer into a large
punch bowl or pitcher.

5. Pour in chilled wine, pomegranate juice, and lime juice. Mix well.

6. Add pomegranate seeds, orange, and lemon slices and mix again.

7. Serve in glasses with a sprig of fresh mint and 1 or 2 cubes of ice in each.

Yield: Serves 13 to 15
(makes approximately
13 eight-ounce cups of sangria)

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Top Notch Style and Glamour Table Top Display at the KJ Sisterhood Charity Event Ladies Luncheon

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Top Notch Style and Glamour Table Top Display at the KJ Sisterhood Charity Event Ladies Luncheon

1 Comment 08 August 2012

Thank you Shirley Serure for sharing these enchanting photos of this super chic table setting charity event!  As we are about to begin planning our Rosh Hashanah dinner table designs, we can all imbue  a touch of flair into our own holidays by being inspired by this showcase of floral runners and centerpieces, posh napkin rings, chic spins on linen napkin folds and edgy table top color combos- all designed by the best and the brightest architects, florists, and event planners in the field.
Enjoy-  Marlene
 Dear Marlene,
Last month, I had the pleasure and honor of
photographing Kehilath Jeshurun Sisterhood (Ramaz’s shul) Annual Spring Luncheon Dining by Design Event. It was an
unbelievable and exclusive event where top notch designers, architects, party planners 
and florists were hand selected and invited to design magnificent and unique tables for charity. Each designer’s table had a theme and the items on the table were donated for the event. It was amazing! 

I think the tables are all so unique and are full of ideas and inspirations (especially for summer entertaining and simchas). 
Below is the list of the talented individuals who helped make the event such a success:
  • Jennifer Agus of Agus Interiors
  • Diane Amante of X-Quisite Flowers & Events, inc
  • Jonathan Baron of Baron Design Inc
  • Anthony Baratta of Anthony Baratta, LLC
  • Doina Bryskin of Judaica Classics
  • Marc Charbonnet of Meca Productions
  • Andrew Charles of AHC Events
  • Matthew Kollins of Atlas Flowers
  • Emma Mahfar of E.M.A.
  • Scott Salvator of Scott Salvator Inc.
  • Yaira Singer of Yaira Singer Architecture and Design
  • Sara Weisblum of SWP Events
  • Stefan Event Decor and Floral Design
  • Shirley Serure Photography: ShirleySerure.comFacebookPinterest


 Above: Atlas Floral Decorators – Mirror Image – www.atlasfloral.com

 Above: Atlas Floral Decorators – Mirror Image – www.atlasfloral.com

Above:Emma Alliance Mahfar of E.M.A – Modern Romance

Above: Emma Alliance Mahfar of E.M.A – Modern Romance

Above: Singer Architecture 7 Design – Chic Adventure – www.yairasinger.com

Above: Singer Architecture 7 Design – Chic Adventure – www.yairasinger.com

Above: Agus Interiors- American Fusion www.agusinteriors.com

 

 

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Marc Charbonet, MECA Productions- Natural New York- www.mecaproductions.com

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Ariella’s DIY Sparkling Silver Holiday Table Inspiration

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Ariella’s DIY Sparkling Silver Holiday Table Inspiration

3 Comments 30 October 2011

Wow- Ariella! I’m so glad that The Jewish Hostess site gave you some great table simple setting ideas and the confidence to express your own individuality and bring out your creative side!

Your note really lets me know that you appreciate the effort that goes into this site! Thanks for sending in photos of your beautiful and festive table setting!! Marlene

“Marlene,

I wanted to thank you for all of your posts and inspiration. I am truly inartistic and not creative. I was sincerely inspired and excited from the pictures, posts, and recipes that I became adventurous this holiday. I’ve never used a glue-gun before without burning myself, or getting stuck to something- but the instructions to make my own home made napkin rings were so inviting! My son and I ran to Lana Fabric and bought overlay material (like you did for the Purim meal) and sequin material for napkin rings (like Karen T.). (I actually told Lana that they were famous on your site and she chuckled!) All the recipes that I tried were deliciously amazing enough that my mother in law said that she “felt like she was in Tuscany, Italy”. I couldn’t have done it without you! Ariella F.”
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Make Your Own Gorgeous Holiday Napkin Rings In 10 Minutes or Less!

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Make Your Own Gorgeous Holiday Napkin Rings In 10 Minutes or Less!

2 Comments 25 September 2011

 With only a couple of days to count down to the Jewish holidays, its time to start thinking about a creative table setting.If you would like to add some down to earth homemade creativity to your holiday table then these do it yourself napkin rings will add a touch of elegance without making much of a dent in your wallet! Don’t forget that you can match the ribbon to your holiday  table setting theme whether it be Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Tu Bishvat, Chanuka,  Purim or Passover!

Gather round the kids or any extra hands in the house, and you will be done in a jiffy.

You will need:

  1. Several cardboard paper towel rolls.
  2. Choose about 3 yards of an elegant ribbon about 1 1/2 inches wide to make about 24 napkin rings.
  3. Choose a matching solid ribbon to line the inside of  your paper towel holder.
  4. Choose a thin metallic ribbon (I chose a silver thin ribbon to match my moroccan style ribbon)
  5. Buy double sided fabric tape. (I found that fabric glue can be very messy)

How to:

1-Cut your paper towel holder into equal sizes about 1/4 inch narrower than your ribbon, marking your “cut” lines with a pencil beforehand.

2- Measure and cut the ribbon to fit around the perimeter of the cardboard holder overlapping slightly. The overlap will be the underside of your napkin ring.

 

 

3- Line the inside of your napkin ring with the matching ribbon (It doesn’t matter which step you do first)

4- Cover the overlap edges with the narrow matching ribbon, and glue with krazy glue.

5- You can mix blues and vary your hues……. -

6- Slide in a pretty flower, layer over a pretty salad plate….

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7- You can even layer your place settings over two table runners set across from each other.

This Moroccan style table runner is from Kim Seybert.

 

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Fashion Isha’s Rosh Hashanah Table Decor- Stunning!

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Fashion Isha’s Rosh Hashanah Table Decor- Stunning!

No Comments 24 September 2011

 

Thank you Sharon from Fashion Isha for sending in your Rosh Hashanah table decor!

Hi Marlene,
Shana Tova-
Here’s what I did:
I purchased yellow tulips and daisies, red roses, apples, pomegranates, lemons and honey from my local grocery store. I purchased flower pots, crystal bracelets, ribbons and mini jars from my local craft store. I placed 4 different sized vases (that I found around the house) in the center of the table and added the fruit and flowers keeping each type of flower separate and keeping all four vases at different elevations. I also placed some apples and lemons around the base of the vases.
I place a bracelet around each flower pot and placed a pomegranate inside. I then filled the mini jars with honey and tied a red ribbon around each one. A pile of sheer gold ribbon makes a gorgeous base for the centerpiece or they can be laid across the table as runners.

Thanks!

 

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