Monday, December 15, 2008

chanukah early - by b

chanukkah doesn't start for a few days.. but a few evenings ago we were invited to an early channukah celebration with some people we met thru school. it was a potluck...

being in spain, i searched for a sephardi chanukkah dish

i found a pretty easy (not quick.. but easy) recipe for keftes de espinaca or spinach patties. i used this recipe from epicurious... and they turned out tasty.... they're the same BASIC idea as ashkenazi potato latkes (the more known chanukkah food in the U.S.) but these are a lot lighter and far less annoying and stinky to make.

spinach, onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, nutmeg....
spinach, onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, nutmeg

double d stealing breadcrumbs
dorian stealing breadcrumbs

nutmeg
nutmeg

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into the frying pan

cava
cava

transporting cava
on the train i held the kefte espinacas... kristin held the cava and lemons

lighting
lighting candles... an isreali family that just moved to barcelona from mumbai (that's another story) coordinated this aspect

spin
spinning dreidels .. arel can now do it upside down

and going home in the taxi, that other festival of lights
and going home in the taxi.. that other festival of lights