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You Just Gotta Laugh

Posted by: erika on: April 25, 2011

Have ya’ll read the ranting that happened over my Jewcy post?  It’s pretty funny and got a bit more funny today.  I thought about putting up another reply to this person who clearly doesn’t like Erika Davis but then, I re-read what he’s already written and literally laughed out loud.  Seriously, guy? Anyhoo, thought it was […]

נשימה

Posted by: erika on: April 20, 2011

According to Google translation  נשימה means breath…And that’s what I’m doing right now, breathing a sign of relief.  Pesach Preparations are over.  Our Seder HUGE success and So Much Fun. I’m still recovering from the past two nights but I will say that Pesach did, indeed, trump Purim. First Night Mirs and I woke up fairly early to start […]

Kitniyot vs. Chametz

Posted by: erika on: April 10, 2011

While doing a Google search for Chametz vs. Kitniyot I stumbled upon an amazing food blog by a Jewish convert who calls herself The Shiksa in the Kitchen.  And there went my post…or did it? We’re in deep Pesach planning mode.  I did my first round of cleaning this afternoon and have moved all of […]

Two weeks, People!

Posted by: erika on: April 5, 2011

Today I started making a list of things that I needed to get done before Pesach and frankly, it’s making my head hurt.  When Mirs’ mom was in town they went to some of our favorite Judaica stores and Kosher grocers in Ditmas Park/Midwood.  Mirs picked up a pamphlet, “2011 Recommended Passover Product List for […]

It’s the Final Count Down

Posted by: erika on: April 3, 2011

Already slackin’ on the one post a day in April promise.  Not to worry, today will be a two post day! So we’re only 15 days away from Pesach!  2 weeks!  If I wasn’t in a real panic before, I am now.  I’ve checked quite a few things off my list though. Menu for Seder is […]

Well, that’s not Jewish.

Posted by: erika on: March 30, 2011

I love when Jews say that to me.  To be fair, the life as a Jew of Color has been pretty amazing lately.  Random people have noticed my necklace and wished me Good Shabbos on Shabbat.  I talked to a woman the other day at work about how she was using a dish intended for […]

Pesach, what else?

Posted by: erika on: March 23, 2011

At Whole Foods yesterday I saw my first box of Matzoh that was labeled, “Kosher for Passover” and had this wicked idea to make my own matzoh.  I mean, I have this new large kitchen with ample counter top space.  Why not?  It can’t be that hard, just meticulous.  For example, when mixing the flour […]

Pesach Panic

Posted by: erika on: February 26, 2011

Just in case you’re counting there are 51 days until Passover.  Yup, 51 days to get all of your Pesach preparations complete.  A while back one of my readers, Dena, told me that she was already getting stressed about Pesach preparations.  I sort of shrugged her off with the booze and festivities of Purim in […]

Tomorrow’s the First Night of Hanukkah!

Posted by: erika on: November 30, 2010

At sundown tomorrow night Jews around the world will be lighting their first Hanukkah Candles.  I’ll be lighting mine with my conversion class before speeding off to a work Holiday Party but in the spirit of those 8 Crazy Nights, some Hanukkah Videos and songs. I can’t get this one to load on my page […]

3 Days Until Hanukkah

Posted by: erika on: November 29, 2010

I’m planning a Hanukkah party with Mirs for the 3rd night of Hanukkah.  I’ve not quite settled on my menu, although I know that it will have very strong Middle Eastern influences.  My two Jewish cookbooks are Sephardic and I’ve always been a fan of Middle Eastern flavors, so it seems appropriate.  The third night […]


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