I like to embrace the high days and holidays of my own religion and those of other religions which have an impact on me and my family. Since moving to the east coast, we have come to learn more about the Jewish faith, and some of the traditions which surround important Jewish festivals. One of my favourites is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Those of you who know me personally, know I love a good fresh start! The calendar new year is also a high point for me, all that reflecting on what’s happened over the last few months, all that looking forward to upcoming adventures and challenges for the months ahead. I just love it!
So, every year, at Rosh Hashanah, I encourage myself (and my poor long suffering family!) to embrace the idea of thinking about how we have behaved over the last year, have we tried to live well, act well and be well? In the areas where we find ourselves lacking, (and there are many!!) we try to think about how we might do better in the coming months and what we might focus on, to help us become kinder, more accepting and brighter people.
Part of our tradition is to go apple picking at some point, when the children are off from school. We have had some really “golden days”, where the sun has shone, and we have gathered apples by the boxful. (We have also had freezing cold days where it rained, and the family’s enthusiasm for my endeavour was sorely tested!!) The great bi-product of this is that we end up with a whole bunch of apples to eat, cook with, and JUICE!
So, this weeks recipe is in honour of Rosh Hashanah, and I hope it gives you a healthy sweet delight for a sweet year ahead.
Sweet Apple Delight
1/2 lemon (not peeled)
Wash the produce, then whizz them through the juicer. Serve over ice.