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Rosh Hashanah 2014 or 5775 Preparation

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on September 11, 2014

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Today is September 11th and I am already preoccupied with preparation for Rosh Hashanah 2014 or 5775.  This year is one of the dreaded triple whammy years, when Yom Tov falls on Wednesday evening the 24th of September, which means, [click to continue…]

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner 2011 Menu

September 22, 2011
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I want to wish everyone a happy and a healthy New Year.  I hope you all enjoy your families and food.  This is what I am planning to serve: STARTERS:

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Rodanchas with Kalavasa

September 19, 2011
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Hearing about an alternative to pumpkin borekas used to fulfill the simanim of squash for the Rosh Hashanah dinner blessings (Yehi Ratzones),  I endeavored to find a picture or recipe.  I have no memory of my mom or Nona making these.  I am not sure which Sephardic people made these or what towns they came […]

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Pomegranate Chicken

September 12, 2011
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Rosh Hashanah is around the corner so it is appropriate to make recipes containing ingredients from the Simanim (symbolic New Years foods).  Pomegranate molasses is a wonderful concentration

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Black Eyed Peas with Short Ribs, Fijones or Lubia

September 3, 2010
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This dish is often served as one of starters for the Jewish New Years Dinner.  Black eyed peas signify increasing ones merit in life and are used in a Sephardic ceremony

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