I Give You Roti And a Big Hug

Unfortunately, I missed the Dentist Day this year, but I am making Roti for this Shabbat, and there is an excellent reason for it: Passover starts at the end of Shabbat. In other words, this Shabbat smoothly flows into Pesach. We are obligated to have bread, with appropriate blessing, on Shabbat, but there is no bread in the house already, as we have gotten rid of all Chametz (leavened bread), to enable me to cook for Pesach. Tradition demands that we do not eat Matzah for a month before Pesach. So what do we do? We make do with bread, which is the last bread we eat before fully switching to Passover for eight days. Not to start baking Challah, which the two of us are simply not going to finish, I am making these delicious Roti – enjoy, Beautiful People!

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Today is the International Dentist Day.  I am sure that many of you, Beautiful People, do not count your visits to a dentist among your most pleasant memories. I, on the other hand, vividly remember lines of patients by my father’s door who had preferred to wait (and suffer!) for hours in order to be seen by “the painless doctor.” With this post, I am honoring the kindest and most wonderful dentist in the world, my father, may he rest in peace. He did not have sophisticated technology  – it hadn’t existed in those times – or an array of painkillers to numb your mouth (those did exist but were scarcely distributed to local clinics). His gentle, but deft touch, his radiant smile, and soft, caring voice worked better than drugs. Not only little kids and pretty ladies were called “sweethearts” and “darlings;” old drunks and smelly street denizens got…

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  1. You really had a great father, Dolly! I dont know any child, havent not fear walking to the dentist. You need to love humans, doing this job. Thank you for sharing! I will head over to the full posting. Have a beautiful Shabbat, and a great Pesach. Michael

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    1. Thank you so much for a wonderful comment, dear Michael!
      You too, have a peaceful Shabbat and a joyous Pesach!

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      1. Thank you, Dolly! You as well!

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      2. I considered this cat icon my signature; I actually use it to sign official e-mails.

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      3. Thats a wonderful idea, Dolly!

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      4. Thank you, Michael!

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      5. Thank you as well, Dolly! Enjoy your week! Here we are again awaiting becoming vaccinated. I think this would be a real challenge. xx

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      6. Ah, Michael, the challenge is NOT getting vaccinated, as my doctor insists that I should not do it due to some health concerns. You’ll get it done eventually, don’t worry!

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      7. Then watch out, Dolly! Well, maybe it will work out for me too. We have had a very high incidence here for months, but I seem to be able to avoid the virus well. 😉 I also have – as they say here here – a horse nature. Lol According to my research so far, all of my ancestors came from Hungary, Switzerland and the Balkans. Until they came here, they had to endure a lot. 😉 I just keep wondering howthey could stay here. Lol Have a nice day! Michael

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      8. I am watching out, dear Michael; I am staying at home and working online. I am grateful to my husband because he does grocery shopping so I don’t have to go anywhere.
        You have some interesting family background, dear friend.
        Have a wonderful remainder of the week!

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      9. ´Thats good. Taking care is the first we can do, Dolly! Thank you to your husband, for managing this. Oh yes, a very different history, how my ancestors at least came to Bavaria. There would have been also greater places. Lol Thank you very much! Enjoy your week as well. 🙂

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      10. One of these days I’d like you to tell this history; it sounds fascinating.

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      11. Thank you, Dolly!

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      12. You are very welcome, Michael!

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  2. These look really delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Dorothy!

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  3. What a lovely bread to make when you do not have time to bake big loaves!

    Your father sounds like he was an amazing man, i offer my condolences because i know you miss him still.

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    1. I thank you so much for your kindness, dear Mimi!
      The issue with baking bread before Passover is that, as of last night, there is not supposed to be any bread in the house – not even a crumb! Yet the challenge this year is that we still have to eat bread on Sabbath because Passover starts when Sabbath ends. I was brought up with the conviction that throwing bread away is a sin – especially when there are so many hungry people in the world. That’s why I made these little Roti flatbreads instead of regular Challahs.

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  4. ShiraDest says:

    Yummm!!
    Almost Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!
    Hungy Hugs!!
    -Shira

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    1. Shabbat Shalom! Hag Kosher v’Sameach!
      Let all our problems burn together with Chametz!
      All my love,
      D

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  5. ShiraDest says:

    And may your father’s memory, Olav haShalom, be for a blessing.

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    1. Amen! He is sorely missed every day. but especially on holidays…

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      1. ShiraDest says:

        Wow, thank you again for sharing this loving memory, Dolly.

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      2. I thank you for your kindness, dear Shira!
        Big air hugs,
        D

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  6. I didn’t mention last time that your father’s gentleness shines through the portrait

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    1. I thank you so much for your kindness, Derrick.

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  7. You always have such wonderful presentation of your dishes! My mom di they same in a smaller way; it wasn’t a real meal unless there were at least 3 colors on the plate! Well done as usual!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear James. I love your mother’s three-color design!

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  8. Aman Behra says:

    Looks very yummy 👌

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Aman.

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