Day 327 : latkes

327latkes

Sandy: With Hanukkah coming up, we decided to make potato latkes since we love them so much. It is traditional to eat food cooked in oil to honor the olive oil that burned in the golden menorah in the Temple in Jerusalem for, not one day as expected, but eight days after the Maccabees liberated Jerusalem from the Syrian-Greek king, which is exactly the time it took to press fresh olive oil. Our latkes contained ground matzo, grated potatoes and grated onions – so delicious! Hanukkah falls at the end of the olive-pressing season. On Sunday we picked olives for our friends who have over 300 trees.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.

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