Monday, March 9, 2009


Yep, that's what I said - Hamantaschen. I was reading about Jewish holidays this week and I realized that Purim is coming up (tomorrow, in fact) and I came upon a bunch of different recipes for these triangle-shaped cookies. Being the avid baker than I am, I had to try them. I'm also not one to pass up a recipe that uses either apricot jam or poppy seed filling so there you go! To read more about what they are and why they're made, check out this site for an explanation - Judaism 101: Purim. I have no idea if they taste right or not, not having ever made them or had them anywhere. Rich can tell me what he thinks - against my better judgement, I sent him some. He can expect a package of 'em this week!

I'm still torching in anticipation of the Las Vegas show (less than a month away now!) and here are a few things that came out of the kiln -

We're supposed to get a teeny bit of spring next week. I couldn't be happier! It's been snowing off an on (more on than off) today. Confirmation once more that I moved to a place with 6 months of winter. Four seasons, yeah sure - but winter takes up half the year!