My oh my, the holiday season passed me by! And so has time. My parents came up to visit me in New York, and it was so nice to have them here. They finally got a glimpse of the pace of life here, and have a better understanding of why things are a little different here. I was happy to have them experience the city outside of tours and attractions. They also helped me get settled into my room, which for me is like finding a big piece to the puzzle and putting it down. My last post was about inspiration and appreciation, and having my parents up here made me that much more grateful. They also brought a new addition to the pack as well.
Many things have happened since the last time I posted up to now. Actually, I have quite a lot to share but that would be a mouthful!
It’s a triangle shaped pastry made of phyllo dough. I had it the traditional Israeli way with hard-boiled egg, tomato, tahini, and pickles. Note: nowadays I’m trying to test the waters with my egg tolerance.
Some delicious things were in store for our guests.
- Zucchini latkes with applesauce and sour cream
- Greek yogurt station with granola, caramelized peaches, and caramelized pecans
- Toasts and Tofurky sausages
- Tomato compote
- Overnight French toast with praline topping
- Crostinis with lox and cream cheese
- Eggs in a basket
- Strawberries, bananas, and cream
- Spiked egg nog
I hadn’t seen this little lady in about five years, and another friend came that I hadn’t seen in nearly nine! Along with old friends, everyone made new ones as well.
If you like French toast I suggest trying an overnight recipe, and use challah bread. The bread is soft, making it great for soaking up flavors.
“What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done all year? We promise we won’t tell Santa.”
I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season; Whether it was spent with friends, family, loved ones, or the Grinch!
Moreover, I started a Facebook fanpage awhile ago–check it out here. It gets updated more frequently than the blog, but I’m hoping to update both more regularly. I’ve also got some other exciting things in the works to expand from the blog, which I’ll be sharing with you all soon!
So much love to you all, and wishing you a happy new year!
Quick question: would you be interested in reading/seeing me cover various topics besides food (not on this blog, but somewhere else)?