Sunday, 24 February 2013


Hi EVerybody,
Today was the Jewish holiday of Purim.  A lot of Jewish holidays can be summed up as: they tried to kill us, we won, let's eat:)  While there is a lot more to this holiday than just eating, this post is going to be about one of the traditional foods for purim: hamentashen (triangular shaped filled cookies).
Here we are with a hamentashen filled with poppy seed filling, one of the traditional fillings.  Prune filling is the other traditional one at least it was in Eastern Europe where our ancestors come from.
Here's a close up.  If you are interested, check out the links at the end of the post to learn more about purim and why hamentashen are always triangles.
We cut it in half because one is more than enough for the 2 of use to share.  Although it is more in 2 pieces than even halves.  I guess that Sophia was trying to get a bigger piece than me.
That's it for now.  Expect a new post next sunday if not before then.

Sophia and Emma :) :)

1 comment:

  1. Chag Sameach! Happy Purim, Sophia and Emma! Some of my classmates are Jewish, and they invited me to celebrate Purim with them this year. I attended a wonderful Purim Shpiel (The Wizard of Oz combined with the Purim story!) at their synagogue and got to try hamantaschen for the first time - they are so good! I love the chocolate ones.