Bethany Herwegh, aka The Glamorous Housewife, has been happily hostessing Shabbat dinners for about nine years. She is the kind of woman who imparts beauty and a discerning eye for aesthetics into everything she touches, blogs about, wears, or creates, hence why she humbly considers herself the "Jewish Martha Stewart."
The High Holy Days are quickly coming, and if you are like me, you are probably already planning your Rosh Hashanah celebration. I happen to adore Rosh Hashanah and consider it to be one of my…favorite holidays. What isn’t to love about celebrating a sweet New Year? Because the symbols of apples and honey feature so predominantly in celebrating this auspicious event, I usually feature them throughout my menu and my table decor. Here are five ways you can bring the elements of apples and honey into your own home.… >> Read More
We are currently in a period known as the three weeks. It’s a not-so-fun period of mourning for the destruction of the Temple and our being exiled from Israel into the diaspora. The last nine…days of this time period are commemorated by a few personal sacrifices such as not eating meat or drinking wine, no new clothing, no swimming, no planting trees, and no cutting of one’s nails. This culminates with the fast of Tisha B’Av, often known as the saddest day of the Jewish year. The good news… >> Read More
I don’t know about you, but my kids are out of school and things around my household are a bit crazy. I call it summer madness. With everything so hectic, I find that I really look forward to…Shabbat. For this month’s Glamorous Shabbat meal, I decided to go Asian style. I found a wonderful recipe online for a chicken cooked in coconut milk (pictured above). I know it sounds crazy, but I assure you the results are heavenly. And the best part is, all you have to do is throw the chicken in… >> Read More
We are quickly approaching my favorite holiday of Shavuot, which begins on Tuesday night. Any holiday that celebrates by decorating one’s home with flowers and eating cheesecake is my kind of…celebration! I thought it would be fun to put together 10 of my favorite floral tablescapes to help inspire your table decor this year. 1. Let’s start with this year’s Shavuot table that I created using dozens of peonies. These are hands down my favorite flower and they always bloom around the same time as… >> Read More
If you have been following along with my Shabbat tutorials, you will realize that it only takes a little bit of planning to create a wonderful meal for family and friends. The same holds true if…you are planning to host this year’s seder. It might seem like an overwhelming task the first time you try, but if you break each section up into smaller components and start a few days ahead of time, you should be able to hold a beautiful seder with very little anxiety. Here is the checklist… >> Read More
For this edition of The Glamorous Housewive's Guide To Hosting Shabbat (you can see January’s menu here and February’s menu here), I am thrilled to introduce my new favorite chicken. The…“secret” ingredient is a southern staple--sweet tea! At first I was wary of how chicken would taste when marinated overnight in sweet tea, but after taking my first bite I was hooked! The sweetness of the tea combines perfectly with the tang of the lemon and the piney scent of the fresh rosemary. The side… >> Read More
Ever tried hosting your own Shabbat dinner and felt a touch… overwhelmed? Bethany from The Glamorous Housewife is here to help with her monthly how-to series on Kveller. Read last month's Shabbat…Dinner Guide here. We are deep into winter and although many of us long for spring, the weather is still cold and comfort food is often what we all crave. Therefore I thought a traditional brisket would be a perfect main dish for this month’s meal. The recipe I use the most is via The… >> Read More
Ever tried hosting your own Shabbat dinner and felt a touch... overwhelmed? Bethany from The Glamorous Housewife is here to help with her new series on Kveller.
Hi there! My name is Bethany…Herwegh and I am The Glamorous Housewife. I am thrilled to be starting a new series here on Kveller regarding all things Shabbat dinner. I started making Shabbat meals about nine years ago and I now host about 35-40 meals per year. So though I am not a chef, I do know a few things… >> Read More