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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

It is time again to give thanks for all our blessings and to spend time together with family and friends. However, this year will not be as festive as always, due to the various limitations due to the raging COVID-19 virus.
Today I will not be posting any new recipes but will provide links to my previous posts, for your convenience.

Crocheting Fun and Counting Stitches

Crocheting is a fun activity anytime, but even more fun during a quite intense election time.  While others were busy counting votes, I enjoyed counting stitches of my crocheting project.

I managed to crochet a beautiful baby blanket and a baby hat, which I will display in this post. 

My New Suburban Organic Veggie Garden

Three years ago I changed the layout of my original veggie garden, turning it into 3 rectangular beds, using over 120 cinder blocks (one cinder block weighs 30 lbs. so it was a really good workout for me…:-)
I was pretty happy with my new garden, until this year after reading an article about cinder blocks, and finding a lot of conflicting information about Fly Ash used in concrete production.  I contacted the concrete manufacturer and was reassured that they use only .35% of fly ash, which is quite safe and nothing to worry about.

Jewish Apple Cake – Recipe

Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish religious holiday representing the New Year, so traditionally apples dipped in honey are part of the menu during this holiday.

Today I will post my recipe for a Jewish Apple Cake, which was given to me by a friend a couple of decades ago. I was not sure what made this particular recipe “Jewish”, so I turned to my readers for their feedback. One reader explained that Jewish desserts are usually made without dairy, so they can be served alongside the meat dishes, which also makes it a great dessert for Hanukkah holiday. If anyone else has a different take on this theory, please share your comments