A belated Happy Rosh Hashanah to all! The holiday actually started last night, but it’s been a busy couple of days. 🙂 In Jewish tradition, apples and honey are the traditional foods for a “sweet New Year,” and the jar pictured here is of course Gordon’s Farm honey from MashupDad’s beehives — all the sweeter for being real local honey, right?
(While the kids are of course big apples and honey fans, I went with less traditional apples and cinnamon myself because I’m still largely avoiding added sugars — even those as lovely as this real local honey — and only using honey in occasional moderation in things like marinades.)
Today’s also the first day of fall (despite our 90+ degree weather here in Chicago), emphasizing the transition between seasons at the same time we’re celebrating the transition into a New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a time for new beginnings and reorienting ourselves in a better direction, which is something I think we could all use right now. So I’d like to take a quick moment away from recipes, and ALDI, and meal planning, and Amazon, and encourage you all to take a moment today to pause and reflect.
It’s never too late to change, to grow, to become better people, and to make a fresh start — either for the new season or for the Jewish New Year. L’Shana Tovah!