Halloween Fondant Cookies

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  Halloween Fondant Cookies are a fantastic addition to a Halloween Party. You can be as creative and ghoulish as you like, using food colourings and different shaped and size cookie cutters. Halloween Fondant … [Read more...]

Dressing a Winter Table

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I firmly believe the buzz surrounding winter festivities shouldn’t be ignored by Jewish families. Just because we don’t buy into the commercial hype of Christmas doesn’t mean our children should feel any loss. In reality, all winter festivities … [Read more...]

My Top Tips for Small Gardens

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So here are my top tips for those of you with small gardens like mine.  I hope my garden tips inspire you! Containers are easy to use if you remember these three rules: Drainage: You must poke big holes and add rocks to the bottom and/or … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Paper Mache Witch

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 This Paper Mache witch is very easy to make and so incredibly effective on the spookiness scale! The most important part is to get the face and hands right so have fun and take your time with the paper mache. As you'll see in the instructions … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ Bunting

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Craft Project: Halloween 'Trick or Treat' Bunting Print   Cook time: 60 mins Total time: 1 hour Ingredients Instructions On a piece of paper, draw a triangle to use as a template for your bunting flags. Experiment with different … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Halloween ‘BOO!’ Bunting

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                    Craft Project: Halloween 'BOO!' Bunting Print   Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 30 mins Ingredients Instructions With a piece of … [Read more...]

Halloweens Past– photo inspirations

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We throw a really great Halloween party at our house every year. We invite, something like 40-60 kids and their parents to come trash our house all in the name of good, spooky fun! And the house, of course, get's decorated for it. I ask everyone to … [Read more...]

Painting Hanukkah Cards

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Everyone appreciates a homemade card. Considering store-bought Jewish cards often lack imagination [if they can be sourced at all] this is a lovely way to add a touch of beauty to Hanukkah. There are no right or wrong rules to making holiday … [Read more...]

How to sew a Baby Changing Mat

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Baby changing mats are super expensive, way too big and they always have strange designs on the fabric! I made a baby changing mat for Max that's just the right size and in a fabric I like. This method cost near nothing and does a brilliant job. I … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Baby Sleeping Gro-Bag

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Ensuring that your baby has a safe sleep is something all parents can relate to. It's been heavily documented and recommended to not put blankets in cots before the age of two. To keep your baby comfortable, baby sleeping bags, or gro bags as they … [Read more...]

Planning a Baby Nursery

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I believe that a baby's nursery bedroom should be practical and beautiful! Here are some lovely ideas that have a positive effect on decorating a wonderful room for your little one! To achieve a beautiful and clutter free space, it is important … [Read more...]

Matzo Ball Soup

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Matzo Ball Soup is another great comfort food and it’s really easy to make. The smell of Matzo Ball Soup wafting through my house means my family just show up out of the blue demanding to know when it’ll be ready!     Matzo … [Read more...]

Horseradish Encrusted Salmon

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This Horseradish Encrusted Salmon is a perfect fish dish that has the 'wow' and 'yum' factor. It's very easy to make and it's packed full of healthy goodness so it's healthy and delicious! It also looks fab with it's beautiful horseradish crust. And … [Read more...]

Baked Apple With Ice Cream

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This recipe is a healthier take on the traditional apple pie. It's just a cooked baking apple, a dash of cinnamon and a healthy dollop of ice cream. It's simple but tastes amazing! I hope you enjoy this recipe.   Baked Apple With Ice … [Read more...]

Honey Cake

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Honey cake is a classic Jewish recipe, ideal for your Rosh Hashanah table where honey is present to represent the 'sweetness of life.'   I also think this cake would be darling for a first birthday party--if you iced it in colour with the bumblee … [Read more...]

Happy Home: Arranging Hydrangeas

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Craft Project: Apple Placemats

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Apple Placemats are really easy to make! All you need are some red, white and brown sturdy fabrics and you're good to go! These take no time at all and are perfect for your Rosh Hashanah table! I've cut out an apple shape with red felt. [Click here … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Felt Honey Hives

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I love to put branches in a vase as the centerpiece on my Rosh Hashanah table. And what better to decorate these branches with than the symbols of Rosh Hashanah that we know and love? How cute is this honey hive? It's super easy to make: Click here … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Felt Apples

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In the spirit of making your Rosh Hashanah table festive, these felt apples are perfect. Click here for the template. I love hanging Rosh Hashanah themed decorations on and around my table. I place branches in the middle of my table and these are … [Read more...]

Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah is around the corner. It's nearly here! I'm not uber religious, but I really think tradition is a great thing. And the traditions surrounding Rosh Hashanah make a lot of sense to me. It's our New Year, time to start afresh. The Shofar … [Read more...]

Toffee Apples

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  I love Autumn. The weather, the kick-off of baking season, and of course Rosh Hashanah and Halloween! Toffee Apples are a perfect treat to enjoy throughout the entire season! They are easy to make, taste very yummy, and semi-healthy as you … [Read more...]

American Style Pancakes

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Living in England, it's sometimes difficult to find real American food.  I don't miss much, but I do miss the ease of going out to breakfast places and just ordering pancakes. It's not so easy to do that over here! So I've spent many morning over … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Chips

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Autumn makes me crave harvest vegetables. Sweet potatoes are my favourite. This is a great recipe.  Sweet Potatoe Chips are a great variation on the traditional potato chip. They are like steak fries, but less carbs and obviously sweet … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Pies

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  How darling are these? Miniature versions of apple pie. There's no way to make your guests feel more special than offering each of them their own apple pie! These mini pies require exactly the same method as a traditional apple pie except … [Read more...]

Autumn Decorations

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 Bring on Autumn! Here are some photos from my home this Autumn to inspire you with yours! Be sure to scroll down for the links to the crafts I made! On the first of September I hauled out my Autumn trunks of decorations and got busy! Here's my … [Read more...]

The Cowboy Themed Birthday

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Jack has always been my little cowboy. Here's a recent photo of him at a five-year's old birthday party where he went dressed as a cowboy: It's just one of those classic themes for a kids party. Cowboy themes are easy to pull together. A … [Read more...]

Hamentaschen

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Hamentaschen is central to Purim. It is a classic Jewish cookie that's really easy to make and very tasty. It's shape is supposed to represent Hamen's hat but Jack just calls them 'the jewish triangle cookies', which is good enough for me. I hope you … [Read more...]

Pavlova

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Named after the Jewish dancer Ana Pavlova, these mirangues are incredibly delicious! It's a great dessert to bring to a party and because they are easy to make, taste amazing, AND they are flourless so great for wheat-free friends and IDEAL for … [Read more...]

The Beautiful Teddy Bear Picnic Birthday

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At the weekend we went to a beautiful birthday party at our local park, just off the seafront. Park parties are fantastic for little kids as they are relaxed but provide the soft landing that wee ones need.  The little girl, Iris, is very lucky. … [Read more...]

Ginger Cake

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Ginger Cake is such a wonderful comfort food. It's one of those treats that feels like a hug when you eat it. I can't explain why, it just does! This is one of those quintessential Hanukkah recipes that I love to make all winter. This is a recipe … [Read more...]

Potato Latkes

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Potato Latkes , or Jewish Potato Pancakes, are not the healthiest dish in the world but they are such a delicious treat! Once in a while they aren't so bad for you. Served for a number of Jewish holidays, especially at Rosh Hashanah. You'll need … [Read more...]

Jewish Apple Cake

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When I started asking people to share their handed-down recipes with me, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE gave me their grandmother's Jewish Apple Cake. Fortunately for me, all of the recipes were virtually the same. The only difference, and an … [Read more...]

Jewish ‘New York Style’ Cheesecake

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 When I tell people that I'm Jewish, a comment I often hear is "Ooh, I bet you make good cheesecake!" Well, yes actually I do! I think it's in our genetics. We're expected to make good cheesecake. So get practicing. Your friends and family will … [Read more...]