Two cute and easy recipes can spice up your Shabbat Parshat Eikev meal!
1. Shivat Haminim Salad (the 7 species) – This salad incorporates 4 of the yummiest 7 species.
text (Devarim, 7:8):
אֶרֶץ חִטָּה וּשְׂעֹרָה וְגֶפֶן וּתְאֵנָה וְרִמּוֹן אֶרֶץ זֵית שֶׁמֶן וּדְבָשׁ: a land of wheat and barley, vines and figs and pomegranates, a land of oil producing olives and honey
- 1 head lettuce
- 1 small red onion
- 1 red pepper
- 1 cucumber
- 1 ripe pomegranate (seeds only)
- fresh figs
- dried dates
- yellow raisins
Combine ingredients in large salad bowl and serve!
Dressing: honey vinegrette: olive oil, light vinegar (wine, cider, or salad), 2 tsp honey, salt, pepper, garlic powder, to taste.
2. Fruit Crumble with white and honey drizzle. This yummy dessert can be made with your favorite fruits. The drizzle on top is a subtle but lovely way to incorporate the parsha.
text (Devraim 10:9):
עַל הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְ־הֹוָ־ה לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶם לָתֵת לָהֶם וּלְזַרְעָם אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבָשׁ: …on the land that the Lord swore to your forefathers to give to them and to their seed a land flowing with milk and honey.
Land Flowing with Milk and Honey
- 4 apples
- 3 peaches
Peel and thinly slice the fruit and mix together (you may use other fruits as well). Lay it in a pan or dish.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 cup margarine
- cinnamon to taste
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Mixture should form a crumble. Sprinkle this generously on top of the fruit.
Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
Let the fruit cool.
- 200 grams confectioner’s sugar
- 1 stick margarine
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine sugar, margarine and vanilla to form white icing. Place in a ziplock bag, snip the corner, and drizzle on top of the crumble (I did a thick line, squiggled across the top). Before serving, drizzle honey on top of the white line of icing.