These have been lurking everywhere:
Right after the Sukkot holiday, Chanuka donuts started appearing. Sufganiyot,as they are known in Hebrew, used to come in only jelly flavor. I hate jelly. Now, however, the donuts come filled with all sorts of flavors and creams, including the only one I will eat, ribat chalav, or caramel. But I don't touch the stuff until Chanuka itself. The sugary, fried treats are a cardiologist's dream.
I tried to take pictures a couple of weeks ago in a local supermarket. The donuts looked much more luscious than these. But the guy behind the bakery counter went nuts. "אסור לצלם!"--"Assur Letzalem!--Forbidden to photograph!", he kept shouting. He became quite agitated and I quickly put the camera away. What did he think, I was going to commit some kind of donut espionage? If I was, I would have made sure to use my special SpyCam Surveillance Camera. You know, the one hidden in my shoe. Duh.
So, enjoy the season. I guess this means that Ol' Man Winter's gonna arrive any day around here. The mercury only hit 70 degrees today. Practically freezing.
Wishing you all an early Merry Chanukah.
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