CHAIWAY 18 – September 2016 NEWSLETTER

CHAIWAY 18 Newsletter

The Road To A Better Life…

Shalom

Welcome to The September 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

Give A Gift Of Art

There are times when gift giving can be a challenge.  Finding the perfect gift that shows you care and will truly be appreciated is now easier than ever.
Out of Israel, renowned artist; Martin Holt has some great prints that will delight even the most difficult to buy for. Based on Sports, Professions, and Jewish Traditions, there is a Martin Holt print that fits the bill.

Martin Holt Cartoon Artistry

SHOP MARTIN HOLT PRINTS

The Easy Way To Seed A Pomegranate

Without creating a gigantic mess in your kitchen…

1. Cut a cone-shaped slice from the top. Insert a paring knife into the top of the pomegranate, angled towards the center and cut a cone-shaped piece, then gently pry it out.

 

2. Cut a slice from the bottom. Cut a thin slice from the bottom.

 

 

3. Score the ridges. Looking down at the pomegranate,  you’ll see ridges radiating out from the top. Run your paring knife along those ridges, scoring the white flesh and cutting about 1/8-inch into the pith.

 

4. Break the pomegranate into segments. Grasp the pomegranate in both hands with your thumbs on the cone-shaped indention on top. Gently separate the two halves along the score-marks. Continue tearing the pomegranate along the other score marks.

5. Release the seeds into the water. Working with one segment at a time, submerge into the water and gently nudge the seeds with your fingertips into the water. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the white membrane will float to the top. Repeat with all your segments.

6. Strain the seeds. Skim the top of the water with a small strainer or your hands to removing the floating particles, then strain the seeds from the water.

 

7. Use or store the seeds. The seeds can be used  immediately or for storage up to a week, spread the seeds on a baking sheet  to dry, then place in an airtight container.

 

Now that you have the seeds – check out the Pomegranate/Chocolate Tart recipe below.

September Jewish Calendar

Make sure to check out and download this month’s calendar with Torah sections and candle lighting times.

Pomegranate – Chocolate Tart

 

 

It’s customary to eat pomegranate on Rosh Hashanah, symbolizing our wish to have a year full of good deeds, as a pomegranate is filled with luscious seeds.
Enjoy the New Year Celebration with this yummy dessert tart.
The tart has four layers. There’s the crust, the chocolate ganache filling, the sticky pomegranate syrup and then the seeds. SERVES 20
THE CRUST
  • 1 cup margarine, melted
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  •  2 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  •  2½ cups flour
Use an 8″ × 11″ tart pan with a removable bottom.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Mix the melted margarine with the sugar. Add vanilla, salt and flour and mix until it reaches cookie dough consistency (mixture will be quite greasy).
Gently press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the tart tin. Prick the dough with a fork and bake at 350° F for 30 minutes. Crust should be golden in color.
THE GANACHE
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  •  8 oz. good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
Pour the coconut milk into a small saucepan. Add the chopped dark chocolate and let it sit over a very low flame until chocolate begins to melt.
Stir gently until chocolate is fully melted and mixture combines evenly. Add the sugar and stir.
Pour the ganache into the baked tart crust. Refrigerate until chocolate is completely set.
POMEGRANATE SYRUP AND GARNISH
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Seeds of 1 pomegranate
In a small saucepan, combine the pomegranate juice and sugar. Bring to a boil. Lower to a gentle simmer and cook until the mixture is syrupy and reduced by at least half.
Pour mixture over the chocolate, and top with the pomegranate seeds.
Refrigerate until the syrup is set. Then cover and refrigerate until serving.

Helpful Tips

Get Closer To Your Best Self This New Year
If you want to supercharge an area of your life, break it down into an actionable set of steps.

Trivia Challenge

The pomegranate is one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits. According to the Jewish Ledger it was first domesticated when???
Send your guess to contest@traditionsjewishgifts.com. All correct answers will receive a $5.00 Off Coupon Code.

ONLINE Gift Catalogs

Jewish Holiday Catalog - Apple Honey Dishes - Shofars

View our 2016 High Holiday Gifts Catalog! – Save 10% Off With The Coupon Code Found Inside!

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CHAIWAY 18 – August 2016 NEWSLETTER

CHAIWAY 18 Newsletter

The Road To A Better Life…

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Welcome to The August 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

Coloring FUN for Adults

There’s a new craze that’s sweeping across the land and it’s the Mandala Art Form: highly detailed and intricate artwork.

This beautiful art form has been translated into various coloring mediums that offer hours of immersive fun and a great way for reflection and stress relief

Traditions has procured a selection of this fantastic medium in the form of coloring books, calendars, artwork and pillows which are representative of Jewish symbolism.

This Mandala Art makes a GREAT Gift Idea For Adults And Teens… For Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, Holidays and More. Give The Gift Of Creativity.

Mandala Coloring Fun

View All Mandala Items

 

August Jewish Calendar

Make sure to check out and download this month’s calendar with Torah sections and candle lighting times.

Summer No Cook Recipe

 

Chicken Salad

 

In most areas, summer is really heating up and a refreshing chicken salad is just the meal ticket. Here’s a great recipe to try.
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken meat
  • 3 big pieces jarred roasted red peppers, rinsed, drained and cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup sliced blanched almonds, roasted
  • 2 tbsp capers, with brine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For The DRESSING
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Directions:
 1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, roasted peppers, red onions, almonds, capers and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.

2. Combine the vinegar, lemon juice, honey and mustard in a blender and blend until emulsified. Pour in with the chicken mixture; stir to coat.

3. Serve cold and enjoy!

Helpful Tips

Coffee Grounds and Plants
If you’re a coffee drinker and have some plants around the house or in your garden, give them a treat by adding used coffee grounds and gently mix it into the topsoil. It’s a great way to amend your soil naturally and stimulate growth.

 

ONLINE Gift Catalogs

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New Rosh Hashanah Gift Catalog

 

Rosh Hashanah Gifts Catalog Now Online
New Rosh Hashanah Jewish Gift Catalog Is Now Online

Traditions is proud to present the NEW 5777 Rosh Hashanah Catalog.  Browse through 96 pages of unique Jewish Gifts for the 2016 Jewish High Holidays.  Flip through the pages to shop for Apple & Honey Dishes, Torahs, Shofars, Children’s Holiday Gifts and so much more!

Check back often as many new Holiday Gifts will be added every day.  Here is an exciting preview from the Gary Rosenthal Collection!

Gary Rosenthal Apple And Honey Set
Jewish Art At Its Best! This Set Of Apple And Honey Bowls By The Gary Rosenthal Collection Is stunning.
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CHAIWAY 18 – July 2016 NEWSLETTER

CHAIWAY 18 Newsletter

The Road To A Better Life…

Shalom

Welcome to The July 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

4th Of July With A Bang

Most Everyone LOVES  Fireworks for the Fourth of July, and rightfully so. Today, Fireworks are readily available to most anyone, which comes with certain responsibility. Here are some friendly reminders and courtesy’s to remember so that everyone’s 4th of July Celebrations is a happy and safe one.

    • Be mindful of other People – Not everyone appreciates booms and bangs throughout the night. Keep your displays within a reasonable time-frame.
    • Be mindful of Pets – Most animals are terrified of Fireworks and shouldn’t be set off in their direct presence and no owner appreciates their animal freaking out at 1AM (see #1).
    • Be mindful of the Planet – Pick up your used fireworks and dispose of them properly, always making sure they are fully extinguished.
    • Be mindful of Children – Never allow an unsupervised child to light or be within an unsafe distance of them.
  • Be mindful of Fires – Always light fireworks away from homes and be aware of potentially flammable items, in or around where they are being ignited and ALWAYS have a water source available.

Be Smart, Be Safe and Enjoy the Holiday!

Fourth Of July Trivia Challenge

The First American Flag had 13 Stars, representing the 13 colonies… Why were they put in a circle?

Email the correct answer  to contest@traditionsjewishgifts.com and if your answer is CORRECT, we’ll send you a coupon code for $5.00 off any items from our website.

Send In Your Entries Today!

July Jewish Calendar

Make sure to check out and download this month’s calendar with Torah sections and candle lighting times.

4th of July Cookout

Grilled Mexican Mole Chicken


A Great Outdoor Favorite

Make a Mole rub with:

  • 3 tablespoons of ancho chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano

Directions:

  1. For each pound of boneless breast of chicken, combine 2 teaspoons of the spice rub with ¾ tsp. kosher salt and ½ tsp grated garlic.
  2. The morning you intend to cook the chicken, coat the breasts in the rub and refrigerate.
  3. Before putting the chicken on the grill, brush the breasts with oil.
  4. Grill the chicken until its cooked through – anywhere from 6 to 8 minutes a side.

Helpful Tips

Traveling With Children.

Keep everything organized with a hangable shoe caddy which can be hung off the headrest of the front seat.

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CHAIWAY 18 – June 2016 NEWSLETTER

CHAIWAY 18 Newsletter

The Road To A Better Life…

Shalom

Welcome to The June 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

In June, we celebrate 2 Holidays – Memorial Day and Father’s Day.

We are offering 13% Off any of the 3073 gift items we offer, that are Made in The USA, now through Monday, May 30. Use code FLAG13 at checkout.

View All the products we offer that are Made in the USA.

For Father’s Day, We are offering Free Shipping on qualifying orders over $59, through Sunday, June 5th. Use code DADFS at checkout on qualifying orders. Please note: Not all items on our website qualify for free shipping and will be denoted on the product description of each item.

Father’s Day Trivia Challenge

Sunday, June 19 is Father’s Day. In What Year was Father’s Day given National Event Status?

Email us the SPECIFIC Year it was given national event status at contest@traditionsjewishgifts.com and if your answer is CORRECT, we’ll send you a coupon code for $5.00 off any items from our website.

BONUS – Tell Us Who proposed Father’s Day for a chance to Win a Chaiway 18 Key Chain in a Gift Box for Dad. 3 Winners will be randomly selected from all correct entries received.

Send In Your Entries Today!

June Jewish Calendar

Make sure to check out and download this month’s calendar with Torah sections and candle lighting times.

 

 

June 19th Is Father’s Day

Brownie Batter Ice Cream With Crunchy Cookie Chunks
(No Churning Required)

DAD deserves it ALL – So give Him this easy to make 3 in 1 dessert for his special day… Make sure to get the Kid’s involved to make it even more special!

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix, divided
  • 1 c. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. cold, heavy cream
  • 1 roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough

Directions:

  1. Put half the brownie mix into a large bowl. Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour the heavy cream into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat with whisk attachment until stiff peaks form, then add the vanilla and beat to combine. Carefully fold the whipped cream and remaining brownie mix into the condensed milk mixture with a spatula. Continue gently folding until the two are well mixed (this may take a few minutes).
  3. Spread store-bought cookie dough evenly into the bottom of an 8- by 8-inch cake pan and bake according to package instructions. Let cool. Fold 1 ½ cups crumbled or chopped chocolate chip cookie pieces into ice cream base.
  4. Pour mixture in glass loaf pan or other freezer-safe container. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight, for at least 12 hours.

Helpful Tips

Flat Out Freezing.

When freezing foods, the flatter and wider the better. Try to flatten out freezer bags and use shorter and wider containers. The quicker things freeze the better, reducing cellular damage to the foods. A bonus is that they thaw out faster as well.

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CHAIWAY 18 – MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER

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The Road To A Better Life…

Shalom

Welcome to The May 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

May 8th Is Mothers Day

Make Sure To Check Out Our Moms Treat Recipe Below As Well As Some Of Our Featured Gifts Just For Her. You Can Also Shop Our Online Catalog For The Perfect Gift For Her. Use The Link Below To View The Catalog

Jewish Trivia Challenge

During The Month Of May Or Hebrew Month of Iyar, Jews Celebrate Lag BaOmer That Occurs On A Specific Day Of The Counting Of The Omer.

Email us the SPECIFIC NUMERICAL DAY it falls on at contest@traditionsjewishgifts.com and if your answer is CORRECT, we’ll send you a coupon code for $5.00 off any items from our website.

MAY Jewish Calendar


Make sure to check out and download this month’s calendar! It has a “Wedding Season” Limited Time Special Offer on one of the days in May.

Exclusive ONLY to Our Newsletter Subscribers!

VANILLA BEAN CHEESECAKE For MOM


A Mothers Day Treat She Is Sure To LOVE

Ingredients:

Macadamia Nut Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 eggs, room temperature

Vanilla Bean Sour Cream Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • seeds scraped from 1/4 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • seeds scraped from 3/4 of a vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with a foil sling. Pulse the macadamia nuts, powdered sugar, and salt together until the macadamia nuts are finely ground. Add the melted butter and pulse to mix. Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan with the flat bottom of a glass or small dish. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until very lightly browning. Leave the oven preheated.
  2. Make the cheesecake: While the crust bakes, make the cheesecake. Beat 1 package of cream cheese, half the sugar, and the cornstarch together on low speed for 3 minutes until creamy. Add the other package of the cream cheese and mix to combine. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat in the rest of the sugar and the vanilla bean seeds. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating until well combined after each. Pour the cheesecake over your prepared crust. Situate the pan down into a larger pan and fill the outer pan with hot water to a depth halfway up the side of the cheesecake pan. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until the cheesecake filling barely indicating that it’s set up. Remove to a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  3. Make the topping: Beat together the sour cream, vanilla bean seeds, and sugar together until combined. Pour over your cheesecake starting at the outer edges and moving to the center. Use an offset spatula to spread it evenly over the cheesecake. Return the cheesecake to the oven for 10 minutes before removing it to the refrigerator to chill for at least 6 hours.
  4. Make the whipping cream: Put 1 tablespoon cold water in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the top. Let it soften for 2 minutes before microwaving it for 30 seconds and whisking to dissolve the gelatin. Using a chilled bowl and beater, whisk the 2 cups of heavy cream, vanilla bean seeds, and powdered sugar together until the cream forms stiff peaks, stopping to add gelatin mixture about halfway through. Dollop the cream over your bars and gently spread it around. Spread the mixture evenly over the cheesecake bars. Use the foil sling to remove the bars to a cutting board. Cut into squares and serve.

Helpful Tips

Burned a pot of rice?

Just place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavor. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the pan when serving the rice.

Is your bread starting to go stale?

Just put a piece of fresh celery in the bag and close it back up. For some reason, this restores a fresh taste and texture to the bread.

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CHAIWAY 18 – APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

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Welcome to The April 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

Test Your Passover Knowledge

Passover is celebrated as a commemoration of Jewish liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses.

During Passover a Seder Is Held. Seder Which Means ORDER has 15 elements. Listed here are 14.

Email us at contest@traditionsjewishgifts.com with the missing element and we’ll send you a coupon code for $5.00 of any Passover item from our website.

  • Kadesh
  • Urchatz
  • Karpas
  • Yachatz
  • Maggid
  • Rachtzah
  • Motzi
  • Matzah
  • Maror
  • Korech
  • Shulchan Oruch
  • Barech
  • Hallel
  • Nirtzah

April Jewish Calendar

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My Grandma Dottie’s Kosher For Passover Sponge Cake

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An easy Passover sponge cake recipe that has been a family favorite for years!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 eggs separated
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 1 tsp. lemon rind
  • 2/3 cup Matzah Cake Meal
  • 1 tsp. orange rind
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup grated semi-sweet chocolate

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place cake pan in refrigerator.
  2. Beat egg whites and pinch of salt to form snow. Mix in 1/4 cup of sugar. Beat to stiffen to peaks. (Cover bowl with foil.)
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks for approx. 3 minutes at high speed. Add 1 cup sugar.
  4. Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
  5. Add juices and rinds.
  6. Add cake meal and potato starch at low speed.
  7. Fold into whites 1/2 at a time.
  8. Fold in grated chocolate.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.  Can be made ahead of time and frozen.

Gamma Louise’s Passover Popovers

These are just delicious when served warm with a pat of margarine.

Ingredients:

  • 7 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Matzah cake meal
  • 1/2 Cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  2. Bring water and shortening to a boil.
    Stir in dry ingredients and stir constantly until it forms a ball and leaves sides of pan clear, electric hand mixer works well.
  3. Cool slightly and beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Fill greased glass custard cups or muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 50 minutes.
    Makes about 10 popovers.

 

Helpful Tips

Don’t Waste Lemons

If you need only a few drops of lemon juice, avoid cutting the lemon in half — it will dry out quickly that way. Instead, puncture the fruit with a metal skewer and squeeze out exactly what you require.

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CHAIWAY 18 – March NEWSLETTER

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Welcome to The March 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

Happy Purim!

This Month’s BOGO! Buy 4 Get ONE FREE!
(see details below)
Introducing Celebration Cakes!

The perfect way to celebrate is with these 4″  complete cake kits that cook in the microwave in under 2 minutes! AND they’re Kosher and taste good too!

We actually made one of these at the office because we wanted to make sure you’d be satisfied. And while they aren’t as decedent as you would buy from a bakery, they’re yummy and come complete with everything you need, including the microwavable dish, mix, frosting and decorations.

They’re easy enough for KIDS to make, with adult supervision of course.

Plus we’ve posted step by step photo instructions that are easy to follow.

Passover is Coming…

We’re back from the 2016 Gift Show and we’ve got some great NEW Items for PASSOVER!

Here’s just one of the new items! See them all HERE.

MARCH Jewish Calendar

Bubbe’s Hamantaschen Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups pitted prunes, cooked, drained and mashed
  • 2 cups dried apricots, cooked drained and mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup white sugar, or to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place prunes and apricots into a large pot filled with water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Cook the fruit uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is tender, about 15 minutes. Drain fruit in a colander and mash together in a bowl using a fork. Set aside.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Whisk eggs, 1 cup sugar, oil, lemon zest, and orange zest together in a bowl and set aside. Sift flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Stir in the egg mixture, kneading with hands until the dough comes together. Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch in thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut circles out using a cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass.
  4. Mix prune and apricot mixture, lemon juice, walnuts, and 1/3 cup sugar in a bowl. Place a tablespoon of the filling in the center of the cookie. Pinch the edges firmly together to create a triangle, leaving the center open to expose the filling. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

LOOK! MARCH BOGO!

For Every Four (4) Mini Celebration Cakes you Purchase, you’ll receive the 5th FREE ! Your Choice of Happy Purim or  Mazel Tov Celebration Cakes.

Mix or Match. Great any time GIFTS!

Great for Kids and Adults Alike. Offer Good While Supplies Last.

BOGOS Apply To ONLINE ORDERS  ONLY
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Helpful Tips

No More Rock Hard Ice Cream – Keep ice cream ready to serve by placing the container in a Ziploc bag, remove the air and seal. This keeps the ice cream from over freezing and getting rock hard.

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CHAIWAY 18 – FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

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The Road To A Better Life…

Shalom

Welcome to The February 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

An Exciting February

New and Exciting Gifts are Coming!

The 2016 Gift show is right around the corner and we’re excited to see what’s in store.

And because you receive our newsletter, you’ll be one of the first to know about the 2016 new product line-up, so make sure to read our upcoming emails and visit the site often.

It’s All About Love

Celebrate the one you Love – No matter how young or old your sweetheart is, we have a great selection of gifts that are sure to be cherished for years to come. Hint: Look to the right hand side of the page.

We’ve also included a recipe for this month that would help make the perfect romantic dinner for 2 or get together with other couples.

February Jewish Calendar

Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ c. seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • ⅓ c. light soy sauce
  • ⅓ c. Honey
  • 2 to 3 tsp. chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese or Dijon mustard
  • 1 skin-on salmon fillet
  • 2 package shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large bunch green onions
  • 2 package instant microwave Jasmine rice
  • Toasted sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS:

    1. Heat oven to 475 degrees F. Stir together 3 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, soy sauce, and next 3 ingredients; set aside 1/2 cup of sauce. Place salmon, skin side down, on a large parchment lined rimmed baking sheet. Brush with 2 tablespoons soy mixture.
    1. Bake salmon at 475 degrees F for 8 minutes. Toss mushrooms and next two ingredients with 1 tablespoon of soy mixture. Scatter vegetables around fish in hot pan and brush fish with soy mixture. Bake 8 to 10 more minutes or until desired degree of doneness and vegetables are just tender.
  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir rice and remaining 1 tablespoon each of vinegar and sesame oil in a serving bowl; season with salt and pepper to taste. Lift fish from skin with two large spatulas and transfer to a platter with vegetables; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with rice and reserved 1/2 cup sauce.

BOGOS Have Arrived at Traditions!

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Now when you buy 5 boxes of 12 Shabbat Candles, either all at once or cumulative, you’ll receive your 6th box FREE.

In order to qualify for the BOGO you must register or login (if you already created an account) on our website so we can track your candle purchases.  Shipping is not included and will be charged separately.

BOGOS Apply To ONLINE ORDERS  ONLY

Helpful Tips

Remove Wax – Remove wax from candlesticks and drip trays by placing the item in the freezer for about an hour and then peel the wax right off. When the item comes back to room temperature, remove any wax residue with warm soapy water or wet cloth.

ONLINE Gift Catalogs

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Packed with 100’s of items in an easy to read and navigate format. Click the cover image on the right to view our catalogs.

Featured Items

Here’s a couple of items we thought you might like.

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CHAIWAY 18 – JANUARY NEWSLETTER

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The Road To A Better Life…

Shalom  & Happy New Year

Welcome to The January 2016 Edition Of The Chaiway 18 Newsletter from Traditions Jewish Gifts.

The First Of Many

As this year comes to a close and a new one begins, Traditions announces it’s first of our NEW monthly Newsletter.

CHAIWAY 18 will cover the latest news, tips and techniques to make life easier, a recipe now and then, some fun stuff and highlights of our most popular products. And of course a savings or two along the way.

We truly hope you’ll enjoy and look forward to the issues ahead in 2016.

Keeping You Up To Date

One feature we think you’ll appreciate is the Monthly Jewish Calendar that you can print and post in your home with the Jewish and English days, Torah Portions for Shabbat, and monthly candle lighting times for your location. And of course any holidays that may fall within the specific month. CLICK on the Image Below To Print the Calendar.

Free Jewish Calendar

A Better Brisket

dead9b50-4d64-4cc1-b71e-3b81993e2ab3INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (4 pound) beef brisket, first-cut
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 large carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into chunks
  • 1 head garlic, cut in 1/2
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, hand-crushed (recommended: San Marzano)
  • 3/4 bottle dry red wine
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1/4 bunch fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only
  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley

DIRECTIONS:Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Drizzle brisket liberally with olive oil then season the meat on both sides with salt and pepper.

Place a large Dutch oven or heavy-based pot over medium-high heat and add a 3-count of olive oil. Place the brisket in the pot and sear on both sides to form a nice brown crust. Remove from pot and set aside before adding carrots, onion and celery. Brown vegetables, then add the garlic, tomatoes, red wine, bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, and parsley. Add the brisket back to the pot, cover and roast in the oven for 3 hours until the brisket is fork tender.

Remove the brisket to a cutting board and let it rest for 15 minutes. Strain out the vegetables and pour off some of the excess fat, then pour over the brisket and garnish with parsley.

BOGOS Have Arrived at Traditions!

33b03e27-259c-4dd9-964e-89c868504c25Traditions thinks that it’s time to reward our loyal customers. We’ve created a Buy One-Get One offer for our most used and purchased item; Shabbat Candles.

Now when you buy 5 boxes of 12 Shabbat Candles, either all at once or cumulative, you’ll receive your 6th box FREE.

In order to qualify for the BOGO you must register or login (if you already created an account) on our website so we can track your candle purchases.  Shipping is not included and will be charged separately.

BOGOS Apply To ONLINE ORDERS  ONLY

Helpful Tips

SLOW BURN – Storing your candles until ready to use in the freezer makes them burn slower and more evenly, ultimately lasting longer.

ONLINE Gift Catalogs

bbdcf590-7e86-473e-ba6c-1a15bd01444eFor an easy shopping experience, you might want to view our product selections through our interactive, flip style gift catalogs.

Packed with 100’s of items in an easy to read and navigate format. Click the cover image on the right to view our catalogs.

Featured Items

Here’s a couple of items we thought you might like.

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