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Pesach table

The truth about Pesach is that most of us overdo the food. I am sharing my thoughts on what we do to ourselves when preparing for Pesach.  The story Pesach is a time of sadness for the Jewish people, we were slaves in Egypt. Pesach is also a time of great joy.  We became a […]

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Pesach happens every year and yet; how the speed at which it arrives has so many of us running in panic. Last year, for me for the first time, there was no panic and, as expensive as Pesach is, the cost was spread out over 3 months. The reason for this is the ingenuity of […]

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Pesach

Pesach, a word that often brings tears to Jewish households everywhere. Not only tears for the story of Pesach but also tears at the thought of all that needs to be done. I know we are still two months away but Pesach is an expensive endeavour to do properly and for those starting out it […]

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If you live in certain areas of the country, you may have noticed that Pick n Pay Hypermarkets, in some areas, have aisles set aside with really odd foodstuffs that have ridiculous prices! This is the beginning of the madness called Pesach or Passover. Pesach is a Jewish festival lasting 7 days in Israel and […]

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We are coming up to Pesach, and what would Pesach be without Kneidlach/ Matzo balls? Jewish or not this is a great meal, when served with the traditional chicken soup or even with a thick tomato or butternut soup. Here is a quick and easy way to make the perfect soup accompaniment. This recipe is […]

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My youngest daughter and I went to my favourite coffee place. Jozi Blue, a small unassuming coffee shop, in the heart of Glenhazel, Johannesburg. I must admit, I am not a great coffee drinker at all, and I couldn’t even begin to tell you about the different beans and their flavours that are on offer […]

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It is December and that means Chanukah for the Jews and Christmas for the Christians. Thank you to the person who gave me the information to write about Chistmas. The story of Chanukah Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of lights. It is an eight day celebration of a miracle that occurred 2000 years ago. The […]

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This is a delicious cold summer soup. Here is my instant recipe. 1 Bottle of sliced or shredded beetroot. 1/2 Bottle of water Lemon juice to taste 1 peeled, boiled baby potato per person (or use normal potatoes and quarter them)   Blend everything together to make a slightly chunky soup. Chill. Add the hot […]

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This week’s meal planning blog is actually not really about meal planning at all. We have come out of the first set of Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, and are moving into the next, which is Yom Kippur. This is a day of repentance, 25 hours to be precise.   At this time we […]

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