It’s been almost a month since my little visit home for Labor Day and Rosh Hashana (the new year), but I never wrote about it. Still, I had a lovely time being home for the holidays, and wanted to share regardless. Cute doggy pictures included.
Things you learn from working at a cafe – a standard shot of espresso is exactly 1 ounce. Which means it will exactly fill a shot glass. Mom was skeptical, but we did it anyway. Yup!
Love this ridiculous dog. (She thinks she’s a cat)
Morning walks on the beach with Mom & the pup.
watching the tri-state sailboat race.
I love the colors on this beach when there’s a storm rolling in.
Family brunch! I made us a big frittata to share – eggs, spinach, tomatoes, with toasty bread, local hummus, and coffee. Eaten on the deck.
Challah-making for the holiday
One batch had chocolate sprinkles and sesame seeds on top, the other batch was a cardamom challah. So delicious.
Our table! We hosted Erev Rosh Hashana, which is the evening that the holiday starts. Just a small gathering of friends.
Obligatory apples and honey (for a sweet new year!)
Lemon/herb roasted chicken. Delicious.
We also had apple cake for dessert that a friend brought, and few other yummy sweets.
And more quality time with the doggy.
Note to self – take more pictures of actual people and events! Actually, this is something I’ve always done. I don’t really like having my picture taken without being asked / prepared for it, so I generally don’t like to impose by taking pictures of other people all the time. Something to start doing more!