yehi ratzones

Rodanchas with Kalavasa

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on 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 from.  They sounded so intriguing, a coil like a boyu filled with pumpkin and dairy-free.  [click to continue…]

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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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A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah

September 13, 2009
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Sephardic Tradition for Rosh Hashanah My family has a unique culinary heritage, migrating from the Holy Land to Spain; my ancestors lived and flourished in the Golden Age for centuries.  The Golden Age was a time of religious tolerance in Spain’s history from around 711  to the 13th century, an age of civility, poetry, enlightened medicine, […]

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