Time To Learn Yiddish

Ahhhh….another long day, and another long post. Such is the life of a student at the end of the semester.

I started off my morning a little later than planned, but breakfast was ready and waiting for me.


Leftover waffles from dinner last night. Perfect – all they needed was a little zap in my microwave, and they were good to go.


I topped the waffle with the rest of the caramelized apples, peanut butter, granola, and a wee drizzle of maple syrup.


All with a glass of cranberry pomegranate juice.


Fortunately, I didn’t need to put together a lunch today, as I had a lunch outing planned with a classmate. I did grab a Key Lime Pie Larabar though, for snacking purposes.


After my first (and only class, and some leisurely computer time, I was off to lunch with my classmate. We hit up Solly’s Bagels on her suggestion.


Solly’s is this little Jewish deli not too far from school. They have a basic menu – bagels, soup, sandwiches, and an array of delicious baked goods.


It’s a cute little “hole in the wall” kind of place, with only 4 tables inside, and 2 outside (if you want to brave the rain). Fortunately for us, they do alot of take out business on weekdays, so we were able to score a table to eat at.

I decided on the smoked turkey sandwich on an onion bagel.


It came loaded with sprouts, red onion, and tomato (I passed on that), as well as your choice of mustard (dijon for me). Some crispy ripple chips, and a big ol’ dill pickle spear were served on the side.


The sandwich was great, but a little pricy for an everyday lunch. Mind you, we are talking quality bagels, meats, etc, so maybe it’s not too bad. Plus the pickle was awesome.

Of course, we couldn’t pass up all those tempting baked goods staring at us from across the (tiny) room. I decided to get three little bites: chocolate rugoleh, poppy seed rugoleh, and a chocolate almond meringue cookie.


My favourite was the poppy seed rugoleh. So much so, it deserved it’s own close up.


The chocolate one was good too, don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t as moist as the poppy seed one. The meringue was also good, but still didn’t quite compare.

My friend bought a chocolate babka, and O. M. G. She gave me a small piece, and that was some amazing stuff. Let me tell you. I would go back there just to get babka and poppy seed rugoleh. Or maybe I should just learn how to make them? Anyone know of some good babka & rugoleh recipes? I think Jewish baking might be my new calling!

The whole reason we went out for lunch was because we were off to survey one of the schools for our project. Our meeting with the principal went well, and was quicker than expected, so I was able to get home before 5 pm. And on a Tuesday even! Sweet!

There was some chocolate consumption (Zazubean) while we considered our dinner options.


Mom suggested hot dogs, but dad and my sister collaborated to come up with a better dinner idea.

Roasted deli chicken.


Sweet potato fries, with ketchup and garlic mayo.


And some greenery, in the form of a Caesar salad.


Totally trumps hot dogs.


I went back for seconds on the salad – mostly because you can’t keep salad that’s been dressed. The lettuce just gets all wilty and gross.

Some digestion occurred, then I wandered down to the gym for some cardio fun. Another treat – getting to work out on a Tuesday.

I decided to try out this new tea my mom was given by a friend – Stash Organic Loose Leaf Chamomile.


Can you believe I’ve never had chamomile tea before? Check this stuff out – it’s full, intact flowers!


I brewed up a cup, and had some spelt sticks to munch alongside.


I quite enjoyed the chamomile. I’ll have to keep that one in regular rotation – it’s a nice change from the other teas we have around here.

Alas, it is bed time. You know how it goes. Night!

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7 Comments on “Time To Learn Yiddish”

  1. November 25, 2009 at 3:47 am #

    That’s some fancy looking tea there. Bet it tasted great. I love loose leaf tea, I need

    I’ve never had a babka or a rugoleh. But they both look absolutely awesome and delicious. I’ve passed by Solly’s Bagels a gazillion times, but never been in…

  2. November 25, 2009 at 5:25 am #

    That bagel place looks super cute!! I must say, Im a big fab of spelt sticks.. yum!! 😉 Chamomile is an acquired taste (well in my opinion) I always have a cup before bed!

  3. Lizzy
    November 25, 2009 at 5:30 am #

    your lunch looks great! i’ve never been to a jewish based restaurant before but i know how fresh their products are!!!!

    those sweet potato fries look soooo good! were those homemade or bought?


  4. November 25, 2009 at 6:24 am #

    I just died reading about the babka. One of my training mate’s mom made us this whole Jewish food FEAST once and I’ve never had a bigger food baby in my life. So dang good!!

  5. Nicole
    November 25, 2009 at 6:24 am #

    Mmmm, those sweet potato fries have got me drrrrooooling.

  6. November 25, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    My Nonna use to brew her own chamomile from the plants growing in the yard! It such a soothing drink when your belly is off….

    And that bagel? OMG! Looking good….

  7. November 25, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    I love all stuff with poppy seeds. There’s a pastry in my country, traditional, made from yeasted dough with a lot of poppy seed stuffing. Delicious

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