Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy 5770

Tonight begins the new year on the Jewish calendar, 5770. The traditional wish for at this time of year is for a sweet new year. So dear blog sisters, I wish you all a sweet year, one of good health for you and your families, happiness and peace for the world. One of the traditional foods -- and there are quite a number -- is apples, served with honey. Honey signifies the wish for a sweet year and the apple was in season in Eastern Europe. I served it tonight and expect to be eating apples and honey for the next two days.

Another traditional food is "tzimmes," a sweet vegetable stew. Sweet potatoes, carrots, white potatoes, an apple and prunes are my traditional one, with cinnamon, honey and orange juice for sweetness and seasoning. Sometimes I add dried apricots, but this year at the fruit market I saw the loveliest turnips and thinking of dear Penniwig, I added the loveliest little turnip. We considered the finished product quite delicious and asked the proverbial question, "Why don''t I make this more often?"

My perfect little turnip


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

That is the most precious turnip I have seen all season. I am so proud a turnip had a place in yer delicious stew. The valiant turnip is quite underappreciated in SOME culinary circles.

*sigh* If the year is really 5770, how old does that make me??? I was already something like 450 years old...I lost count somewhere in my 300's...

Hope the new year is really a sweet one!

Mimi said...

And Happy New Year to you!!!
So I think it is Rosh Hashana???We attended a church for many years that celebrated all the Jewish Holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur,Purin and of course Hanukkah. So God Bless you tonight
and shalom!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy New Year to you as well and many many blessings too!

Jess said...

Happy New Year!! I hope the celebrating lasts all year.

k and c's mom said...

The Happiest of New Years to you. Hope it is a season full of blessing for you.

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I think I could LOVE that stew!
Happy New Year Sweet Buttercup~

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I can only imagine the flavors you experience in those dishes with such unique ingredients and combinations!
Ahh, that truly is a lovely ol' turnip.
You did Penniwig proud!
Enjoy this special time of your faith.

Amrita said...

Blessings for the New Year Buttercup.
The traditional food sounds delicious,.Your turnip is so robust and a fine specimen. We are planting ours, I just got the seeds.

Neabear said...

Happy New Year to you. I wish you a sweet year too.

Joyful Days said...

Belated sweet wishes for the new year!