Chag Semach! It’s Purim or what I think of as the Jewish Halloween. When my husband asked me what the story was, I will confess that I had to go look it up. I could only remember a few key words… Queen Esther, Hayman, gallows, the annihilation of the Jews (again) and a three pointed hat. Click here for a better explanation.
The upshot of it is that we spent Saturday making Hamantaschen, the traditional Purim cookie. I used the recipe posted on one of my favorite Jewish websites, Kveller.com. No photos as I made it but I did get one of the finished product. We made strawberry, apricot and (untraditional) chocolate. I wanted to make the poppy (mohn) filling but it was too complicated. Maybe next year.