Around Rosh Hashanah time, I go apple-picking with my kids (because Mommy just loves lifting her toddlers to reach the branches “just one more time”), and then let them help me use their apples in a special Yuntif recipe. Of course, there is a custom to eat honey and other sweet foods on this holiday, as well as simanim, foods whose names suggest a variety of blessings for the new year. These include pomegranates, leeks, beets, dates, and carrots —foods you may have been serving year round, but suddenly, they’re in the spotlight, laden with symbolic promises of good things to come.
Year over year I love having fun and challenging myself to see how many of these I can work into my Rosh Hashanah recipes. This time around I've managed to feature quite a few, including leeks, apples, beets, carrots, spinach and pomegranate.
Chicken with Apples (bonus video below)
Wishing you all a year where all the blessings of the simanim come to fruition!!!
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