Friday Review #37: In Memoriam, Mirj Interviews Me, and Rosh Hashanah

burning candleCondolences to reader Miriam and family on the death of her mother, Rachelle Isserow. Both Miriam and her mother have been interviewed here at Cooking Manager. I never had a chance to meet Rachelle, although we corresponded a few times, and I regret that. I met Miriam at last, when I went to pay a condolence call. May Rachelle’s memory be for a blessing.

On a lighter note, food blogger Mirj interviewed me over at Miryummy. Just don’t believe everything she says about me.

Rosh Hashanah is around the corner, beginning Wednesday evening and ending Friday evening, rolling right into the Sabbath. Now that is a lot of meals, and I’ve written extensively about it. See Rosh Hashanah Tips and Recipes for help managing the meal. You’ll find a listing of more posts about the fall holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot at my Jewish website, A Mother in Israel.

Here’s a review of recent posts at Cooking Manager:

Mushroom Soup and Tomatoes

Interview: Nina the Rugby Player

12 Easy, Healthy Toddler Snacks

Does Rice Need to be Washed?

How to Cool Food Quickly for Storage

Cooking With Preschoolers: Distraction or Interaction?

How to Cook for a Family with a New Baby

Healthy Last-Minute Dinners

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  1. Thank you for the nice note on Rachelle Isserow, z”l. I had the pleasure of knowing her in real life and eating her delicious food. It was memorable! Especially the apple pie. I think she inspired me to learn how to make pie. She was a distinguished woman, and I learned from Miriam that she was an expert on Agnon, one of my favorite writers, and she read his works in Hebrew.

  2. Thank you, Hannah & Leora. One of the things my sister keeps saying is how my mother was always into whatever was new. I think it was remarkable how she kept the old stuff (pie-baking; Agnon) and took on new things, like reading food blogs and enjoying facebook. One friend said that my mother–no techie–was the 1st person she knew who used the internet. It was great to turn my virtual friendship with Hannah into a real friendship–and to enjoy the friendship with Leora whom I haven’t seen in person in what may literally be decades. This has been a great support to me during my mother’s illness.