Apple of My … Belly?by caroline
When I married Dan, I knew I was in for an adventure. Not only is he a wonderful counterpart to all of the things that make me who I am, but his tendency toward hyperactivity and ability to roll with the punches are enough to keep anyone on her toes.
Another special thing Dan has shared with me are his Jewish beliefs. Prior to meeting him I had friends who were Jewish or learned little bits about the religion here and there, but learning to incorporate your partner’s religion into your life is a completely different story. It was, however, one I was excited to learn about and share with him.
One of my favorite Jewish holidays? Rosh Hashanah. Not just because it’s the celebration of the New Year, but because it incorporates one of my favorite fall foods: Apples!
During Rosh Hashanah, it is traditional to eat apples dipped in honey, to symbolize hope for a “sweet” new year. I love this tradition and have also enjoyed making some of the other traditional foods for the holiday, like honey cake and challah bread.
Rosh Hashanah started this past Wednesday evening and when it did, Dan and I enjoyed a slice of this apple cake. I’ve been making this recipe every year since I’ve known him I have to say it’s one of my very favorite ways to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. I found the original recipe in a Cooking Light magazine and made it as they instructed, but through the years I’ve made adaptions to give it personal flair. Since going gluten-free, this is the version I’m diggin’ on most. I think you’ll fall in ♥ too.
Eat up and enjoy not only for the High Holidays, but any fall celebration! ♥