Happy Purim!

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It’s Purim! One of the most fun Jewish holidays! Tonight Andrew and I are helping out with our temple’s annual Purim Shpiel (play). We work as the stage crew for our crude set dressings. It’s the culmination of months of work and we have just one performance. Best not screw up! Purim is also the time to make one of my favorite cookies – Hamantaschen. Poppy seed filling is my favorite and Andrew favors strawberry. I think part of the appeal is that I only make them once a year, but that’s probably a good thing. I’ve made nearly 70 … Read More

DC Rollergirls Cookies

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This past weekend the DC Rollergirls returned to the DC Armory for our January bout. Bouting at the Armory is awesome. It’s a big venue, we’re allowed to have a bake sale, it’s metro accessible, and it just feels amazing to bout in front of a huge crowd. And there was a huge crowd. At final count, there was somewhere in 1700 range of spectators in the crowd. SWEET! My team, the DC DemonCats played the first bout against the Cherry Blossom Bombshells. The final score was a rather lopsided 379-30 in our favor. The second bout, the Majority Whips … Read More

Hamantaschen (73/365)

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73/365 It’s almost Purim which means it’s my one time a year that I make hamantaschen. This year I seemed to have gotten a little carried away, judging by the mountain of cookies we now have stacked up on our counter. Oh well, is that really that much of a problem? My go-to recipe was great once again, since none of my cookies exploded into a great big puffy mess. My jam had some issues staying inside the cookie, but I don’t think it’s going to make them taste any worse. I couldn’t decide what fillings to use, so…I basically … Read More

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