Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Web Sites

We have all been very busy these days and I am no exception. This is the best blog site I have found and truly appreciate them. I have web sites at the following and would apprecate any feedback.

Shekinah which is my personal web site.

ElizabethAnnR at eHow which is self explanatory. You don't have to be a member to read my articles. You must be a member if you want to rate them.

ElizabethAnnR's Profile - RedGage which is a work in progress.

Cooking Around the World which is an eclectic collection of recipes and I am always open to cooking ideas.

ElizabethAnnR's Profile - Viewpoints where I get to review different products.

Thank you for visiting these web sites.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Queen Esther and Purim

This painting depicts Queen Esther as the very model of a regal and dignified beauty. This was painted by Andrea del Castagno (1423-1457) in a loggia at the Villa Carducci Pandalfini, Italy.

Queen Esther was a very courageous woman and her story is in the book of Esther in the Old Testament. You can learn even more about her at Shekinah - A Woman of Valor, which is my web site. If you want to learn more about the annual celebration, please visit Purim and enjoy. Purim is one of the most joyous and fun Jewish holidays. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people were living in Persia. Queen Esther saved her people from extermination.

This year Purim is celebrated on February 28, 2010.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Traditions of Jewish Cooking

Jewish cooking traditions, stretching back nearly two thousand years, are based on a set of dietary laws established in Biblican times. These laws are the foundation on which all Jewish cooking is built, irrespective of the country in which the cook is living. Jewish cooking is, therefore, not like any single national cooking style.

The fascination of Jewish cookery is the way in which an enormous cookery repertoire has been created, with contributions from hosts of countries, while still retaining allegiance to the Jewish Dietary Laws. The great variety in Jewish cooking stems in part from the travels of Jewish communities from country to country in the Middle East, Asia Minor and Europe. Local ingredients were made use of and variations on familiar themes became distinctive dishes in their own right. The names of dishes varied according to the country of origin, i.e. Russian, Polish, Spanish or Middle Eastern.

You can learn a great deal more about Jewish cooking at:

I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming acquainted with these dishes.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Little Kevin is two years old and never still for a minute. Definitely makes getting photographs of him difficult. He is leaning on Grandpa in this photo but I wanted to spotlight this adorable little boy. Kevin has a beautiful smile when he blesses us with one. They grow up so fast.


Can't leave any of the great-grandchildren out of this blog. Kalani is a very shy young lady and is now 3 years old. However, if you ask her age she will tell you that she is 2. She doesn't want to be 3. She is starting at a very young age adjusting her age to suit her. Kalani is very attached to her Grandpa and it's difficult to get her to pose for a photo.

Rob is showing her photos he took with his iPhone. Kalani is often right there with her Grandpa. This photo was taken at Christmas 2009 and we all had a great time. I am so blessed to have these beautiful great-grandchildren in my life.