The word charoset comes from the Hebrew word cheres which means clay. Charoset is a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, spices and wine that is presented on the Seder plate for Pesach, the Jewish celebration of Passover. It represents the mortar that the Jewish slaves used to make the bricks for the pyramids. Another item on the Sedar plate is bitter herbs. Usually freshly grated horseradish (if available). This symbolises the bitterness of slavery. If horseradish is not available, a bitter green lettuce, such as romain, can be substituted in its place. The Hebrew term for the bitter herbs is maror and they are dipped into the charoset to lessen their bitterness.
I have written out the last review of a recipe book by hand! This is an amazing time saver for me. I used to take the book I was reviewing and page through it with a notepad close by. I would then write up what I wanted to say in the post using my own made up shorthand. This quick writing skill was a necessity at University and even though it does not make sense to anyone else, it makes perfect sense to me. When I got my iPad the first App that I downloaded was SwiftKey. This enables me to run my fingers over the keyboard to take my notes. According to the statistics provided to me I am 45% more productive ‘typing’ this way. SwiftKey has saved me 7448 taps of the keyboard and I have travelled 1 346.64m across the screen. I still need to get used to looking at the words predicted but all in all I am super impressed with the time I am saving using this App. Do you use an app that saves you time?
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- 140g pecans, roughly chopped
- 125mls white wine
- 7.5mls ground cinnamon
- 60g honey
- 65g dried cranberries, roughly chopped
- 0.625mls vanilla powder
- While you are cutting your apples, use the juice of the lemon to stop them acidifying
- Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well
- Keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve
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What I blogged April 7:
- two years ago – Ice Tea
- three years ago – Calculated In Death
- four years ago – Friday’s Food Quiz
- five years ago – Stormsvlei Farm Stall and Restaurant