Beach Days & Holidays

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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.

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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!

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Love this ridiculous dog.  (She thinks she’s a cat)

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Morning walks on the beach with Mom & the pup.

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watching the tri-state sailboat race.

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I love the colors on this beach when there’s a storm rolling in.

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Family brunch!  I made us a big frittata to share – eggs, spinach, tomatoes, with toasty bread, local hummus, and coffee.  Eaten on the deck.

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Beachin’

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Challah-making for the holiday

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One batch had chocolate sprinkles and sesame seeds on top, the other batch was a cardamom challah.  So delicious.

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Our table! We hosted Erev Rosh Hashana, which is the evening that the holiday starts.  Just a small gathering of friends.

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Apps.

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Salad.

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Kasha Varnishkes!

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Obligatory apples and honey (for a sweet new year!)

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Lemon/herb roasted chicken.  Delicious.

We also had apple cake for dessert that a friend brought, and few other yummy sweets.

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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!

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