Say CHEESE for Shavuos!

Contrary to all other Jewish holidays, when we prepare festive meals that include both fish and meat, signifying rejoicing in His benevolence that grants us abundance, traditional Shavuos table is laden with dairy dishes, from blintzes to cheesecakes, and anything milky delicious you can think of.  One of the reasons for this unique menu is explained in this short video.

Shavuos has a very special personal meaning for me. Two years ago, when I lost my father, May His Soul Rest in Peace, I started this blog in order to share with you, Beautiful People, my way of celebrating my father’s birthday. He was born on Shavuos, and for twenty years, after my mother’s passing, May Her Soul Rest in Peace, I would make a birthday party for him by cooking and baking all his favorite Shavuos dairy dishes.

This Sunday, just like every year, friends and family will gather around my table and raise a glass of wine to the memory of my father whom they all loved. Please join us in spirit, Beautiful People – here is my table.

Happy Shavuos!  A Freilechen Yontif! Hag Kosher v’Sameach!

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via My Shavuos Menu

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    1. Thank you so much for pingback, dear friend!

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  1. Lovely post! I’ve made eggplant caviar before, but I don’t believe that cilantro was an ingredient. That will be a great addition.

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    1. That’s our regional touch – Odessa summer taste. Thank you so much for your comment, dear Becky!

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    1. Thank you for reblogging, Michael.

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  2. Happy Shavuos Dr. Dolly, to you and all your family! Where is the wonderful funny and unique image from? 😉 You are a star! 🙂 Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend! As to the images, I just ask Mr Google, and he usually helps.

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      1. Thank you Dr. Dolly! Yes Mr. Google is great to find nice images like this one.But its really unique with the blinking eyes. LOL Happy Shavuos! Michael

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      2. Thank you so much, Michael!

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    1. Thank you so much for reblogging.

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  3. Kae Bucher says:

    Chag Sameach Dolly… great story

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kae! I hope you had a pleasant Hug.

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  4. ren says:

    Beautiful and thank you!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, dear Ren!

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  5. chattykerry says:

    My condolences on the loss of your father but what a lovely way to honor his memory. ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kerry; it is bittersweet, but it gives me comfort.

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      1. chattykerry says:

        Christmas is always a little empty without my mum. Love K x

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      2. I understand your feelings as you understand mine, darling!

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  6. spearfruit says:

    Great post Dolly and what a wonderful way to honor the memory of your wonderful father! Luv Gary

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    1. Thank you so much for understanding, Gary!

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  7. hello koolkosherkitchen its dennis the vizsla dog hay mmm cheez!!! i say yes pleez to cheez!!! ok bye

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    1. Hey Dennis, it’s great to hear from you, friend! Thank you for your comment!
      Meows and purrs,
      The Cat Gang

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  8. What a lovely sounding feast and holiday, Dolly.

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    1. Thank you so much, Robbie!

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  9. feistyfroggy says:

    I did not know you started your blog as a way to honor your father. Very cool!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, darling!

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  10. What a loving tribute. ❤

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    1. Thank you, dear Anna!

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  11. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    This Sunday we will be celebrating the holiday of Shavuos. It will also be the third year I’ve cooked and baked for my father’s birthday that fell on this holiday, but he will not be here with us, as he has left this world three years ago, However, I believe that he will be with us in spirit, as he always is. Welcome to my holiday table, Beautiful People!

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  12. Have a great Shavous Celebration. What a nice thing to do to celebrate your father. He would be so proud of you.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Jeanne, for a lovely comment!

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      1. You are very welcome.

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  13. My Dad was born on Michaelmas Day and died on Christmas Day – adding poignancy to both days

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    1. Very similar situation, eliciting similar feelings. Thank you for understanding, Derrick

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  14. lghiggins says:

    What a wonderful way to celebrate both the Torah and the life of your father. Happy Shavuos!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Linda!

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  15. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    CHEESE!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for reblogging, dear friend!

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      1. Thank you so much! Many blessings to you and yours!

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