Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Holidays!

To my fellow members of the tribe:    Happy Purim!

"Chag Purim, Chag Purim, Chag Gadol Ha Yeladim...."

HamantaschenTo those unfamiliar with the holiday, Purim is the celebration of the saviour of the Jews from the evil persecutor Haman in Persia in the 6th century  BCE.

Queen Esther saved the day, and to celebrate we read Megilat Esther (the story of Purim), wear  costumes, drink and dance, give gifts of food and wine and more.

Perhaps the most recognizable symbol of Purim to the secular world is the Hamantaschen, the triangle shaped cookie filled with poppyseeds, apples or cherries. I can't vouch for this Martha recipe personally but I'd assume it's tasty! Try it out here.

Glittered Eggs

And to those who are celebrating Easter, I am loving this project from Martha.

Blowing out eggs can be tedious, but if done properly the decorated eggs will keep for years.

To make this glam verison, simply cover the empty eggs in craft glue and roll in a bowl of coloured glitter.

I hope you have a lovely long weekend and enjoy celebrating with your nearest and dearest.

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