Daily Archives: January 9, 2011

Zucchini Bread

I made six loaves of zucchini bread on Friday – the first time I had made it, and I am in total love with it. So here is the recipe – my SIL emailed me the recipe, she got it from a friend….so I have no clue where it originated. I doubled the recipe as I had a lot of zucchini to use up.

My 8 year old actually ate a piece before I told him it was zucchini. As soon as he knew he was grossed out! Silly goose.

Zucchini Bread


2 C. zucchini, grated
2 C. sugar
1 C. vegetable oil ( may substitute with applesauce)
3 eggs lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 C. flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind,
1 C. chopped nuts,optional

Drain zucchini well.  Combine with sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla.  Stir flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Add to zucchini mixture and mix well (by hand).  Stir in lemon rind and nuts, if desired.

Divide batter into 2, well-greased 2-qt. loaf pans.  Bake at 325, for 70 minutes.  If pyrex pans, bake for about 60.  Cool in pan 10 mins.  Wrap in foil and refrigerate.  May be frozen.

Project Frumway

You guys know that I am all about modest fashions, and explaining that frum does not have to mean frumpy.

NCSY is having a great competition called Project Frumway. This is their blurb about this fantastic opportunity:

NCSY’s Project Frumway is a unique charitable fashion show and fashion design competition intended for women of all ages. The program is created and run by both yeshiva and public high school girls and promotes positive body image, fashionable modesty, self-confidence, and self-esteem. This program allows women to learn about the importance of tzniut, while creating a fun and glamorous atmosphere in which to learn about it. This community-wide event also invites high school girls to compete in a fashion design challenge in which they put their design skills to the test to create the most fashionable, tzanua outfit. The winner’s design is created by a Jewish clothing designer in the New York area and is featured on the Project Frumway catwalk. The program and challenge show women of all ages that they can dress with Torah values in modern times, without having to compromise either one.

I love that they are all about promoting positive body image, fashionable modesty and self esteem – these are so important, especially to young women in this day and age where thin is supposedly in.

If you know someone who would be interested have them check out NCSY’s Project Frumway Page that has all the details of how to enter on it.

I am thinking of entering myself…. But drawing and designing is not my strong point. Well, we already know what colour my outfit would be….

Good Luck to all – I hope to be there at the fashion show!!

Kids and technology – a reader’s question

Hi Hadassah

How are things?  I have a question, a parenting one.  DH’s best friend was explaining how his son was all disappointed this X-mas because Santa didn’t bring some electronic game thing (i’m old, i don’t know what they are) and his friends are already receiving the new generation of these things.  His son is 6.  I think the parents were feeling 6 is too young for an electronic game thing, the are also hippy kind of parents, so i think chances are slim this child would ever receive any kind of gaming system.  My question is:  what age is appropriate to receive an electronic device:  mp3 player, game, cell phone, notebook etc?  My BFF is well off, and her 9 year olds have their own notebooks, and her eldest (11) has his own lap top.  I just kind of feel that when young kids have their own of these things, there seems to be a lack of parental control.  Who knows where in the cyber world they are heading to or talking to?  What do you think?  Is there an age limit on devices?

be well


HSM: Readers – please weigh in!

Do you Smother?

One of my teens is sick. He has a nasty cold and a stomach virus and is just plain miserable. He joined us at the Shabbat table and looked so sick and pathetic that it broke my heart.

He told me that I was hovering too much and I should just let him be. He’s my child and he is sick, therefore, I want to take care of him and fuss over him a little. He doesn’t want that. He wants to be left alone to wallow in his own misery.

I am leaving him to do that but I have to restrain myself from smothering. It’s hard. I want to make it all better for him. When I am sick, I need TLC but apparently not everyone does.

What’s your modus operandi when the kids are sick?