These short winter Shabbats can be hectic! Sometimes it’s a heart-pounding, tense race to get ready on time, even though I wish it wasn’t. That is definitely something I need to work on. One way to manage is to have a good Shabbat list (or two). I just updated mine, […]
With summer coming, it’s time to think of cool and easy ideas for Shabbat lunches. I don’t usually use a slow cooker in the summer, and it’s good to have a list of options handy to help me plan. salads / spreads (like roasted eggplant, hummus, pepper, carrots olive tapenade, tomato dip, zhug) veggie […]
This post is part of the traveling with kids series. Check out part 1 (airplane travel), part 2 (your in-vehicle bag), part 3 (packing), part 4 (while you’re gone and making unpacking easy), and part 5 (safety). Sometimes, people go away to someone else’s house or a program or Shabbaton where Shabbat will be […]
There are times that one of us needs to be away for Shabbat, and sometimes with little or no notice! We have an “emergency” Shabbat-to-go kit to help us handle this. It’s everything you could need for Shabbat in a glamorous container – an old wipes tub… This is packed […]
This week is Parshat Vayelech. It’s finally starting to be cool here now, which is great. I love fall, and it makes soups much more appetizing to my family! Rosh Hashana is behind us and Yom Kippur and Sukkot are to come, so we’re playing it relatively simple this Shabbat and incorporating leftovers […]
A few photos from our house today as we prepare for Shabbat: Red lentil soup (recipe) Prepping another salad Soon to be eggplant relish More making of eggplant relish The finished eggplant relish “flowers” from the kids l’kavod Shabbat Shabbat shalom!
In this week’s challenge, we’re working on our Shabbat: organizing it, getting preparations done more smoothly, and now…the kitchen. Shuli asked a good question that is very relevant to me – and I’m guessing a lot of other readers, too. Shuli writes: “I don’t like to spend the whole shabbos […]
Shabbat comes along every week, whether we are ready or not. Shabbat is our time of rest, our family day, and our spiritual high point for the week. And good food, too! But how about erev Shabbat – Friday, just before Shabbat comes in? Are things a little crazy then […]
Remember, this week is when we get the mitzva to take challah! (Here’s more information if you’re not sure what that means.) I’ve heard that’s its a segula, but not for what or from where. And I have no sources for backup on that. But taking challah is a good […]
These were picked by my boys from our backyard for our Shabbos table as a surprise for me – they are awesome kids! The short stems go well in a wine glass, and the smell of the lilacs is heavenly. Shabbat shalom!