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Category Archives: Kosher Recipes

Charoset for Passover


by Jacoba Spijker-Kort Charoset is a kind of relish. Always found on the Passover Seder plate. The structure remembers us on the brickwork mortar, made by the men of Israel in Egypt to build the cities and pyramids under very hard circumstances. See the bitter herbs on the Seder plate. There are several combinations of...
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Purim cookies: Memulah


Purim cookies: Memulah by Jacoba Spijker-Kort On the fourteenth day of the month Adar, mostly in March, we celebrate the feast of Purim. In the synagogue we read the scroll of Ester (megilat Ester) and make a lot of noise when the name of Haman is called. It’s a habit to give each other eatable...
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Eti’s Latkes for Chanukah


Latkes from the kitchen by Eti Choresh Latkes are a traditional recipe for Chanukah. This means we eat oily food in order to be reminded of the oil that was found in the Temple after the terrible struggle for survival of Israel against the dictator Anthiochus.Eti Choresh is a great cook and she loves to...
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Tabouleh


For 8 people Leave the tomatoes out if you think you will have leftovers. This will keep the salad fresh for several days. Add chopped tomato just before serving. Ingredients: ¾cup (100 g) thick bulgur wheat 8 green onions, chopped 3 tomatoes, chopped 3 – 4 cups fresh parsley, chopped 2 cups fresh mint leaves,...
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Round sweet Challah


The round loaf with “no beginning and no end” symbolizes continuity of life. This challa is baked for Rosh HaShanah, the first and most important New moon feast at the beginning of the Jewish Calendar. We wish each other “Sjana Tovah” that means “A good year”. The sweetness symbolizes the goodness that we receive from...
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Cootje’s apple pie for Rosh HaShanah


On Rosh HaShanah, Jewish New Year in the synagogue the Shofar – the ramshorn is blown with the deep impressive sounds. Then I close my eyes because I like to keep them in my heart forever. After this service we eat apple with honey and the sweet round challa bread, honey cake, apple pie and...
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Latkes with Apple-Cranberry Compote


Together with the Candles and the Dreidels – little whirligigs – the latkes belong to the subjects from Hanukkah. This feast remembers us the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek Roman occupation and the rededication of the Temple to our G’d of Israel on the twenty fifth of Kislev. The latkes – Jiddish for...
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Borekas for Hanukah


In the first place Hanukah remembers me at the battle of a small army under Judas Maccabeus against a mighty Syrian/Greek army to get back their religious freedom. This story is written in Flavius Josephus’ “Old History of the Jews” pages 824-830. And in the Talmud: Shabbat 21 B. Through intervention from HaShem it happened...
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Brownies from Mountain Creek


Recently we celebrated Erev Sjabat with family and adopted family. This is always a festive time. This evening we also celebrated my husbands birthday. At the time we had our dinner, my grandson Bram, 2 years young, looked at me with great hope and asked: “Chicken soup?” Being the grandma of this loving boy, my...
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Buttercake for Hanukkah


During Hannuka the children are playing with dreidels –  little whirligigs – and we enjoy the delicious dishes baked in oil. The oil remembers us the miracle about the Temple Menora (candle), that was filed with oil enough only for one day but was lighting during eight days. The dreidel, the square whirligig (top), with...
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