A Week in the Life of The Jewish Princess – Friday

So once again it is Friday, another week has flown by. Monday I was in bed watching Flash Forward and before I know it, flash forward and it’s Friday. It must be an age thing, because I don’t know where … Read More

By / October 23, 2009

So once again it is Friday, another week has flown by. Monday I was in bed watching Flash Forward and before I know it, flash forward and it’s Friday. It must be an age thing, because I don’t know where all the weeks are going to. (I am beginning to sound like my Mother, OY!)

However, I have to say, I LOVE FRIDAYS. The weekend is fast approaching and I can’t wait for a lie-in (the Perfect Princess treat). Friday is fabulous, because it is all about getting ready for the weekend, which means getting myself ready of course.

Self-maintenance is part of my job description and like it or not, the older I get, the list of what needs doing seems to be getting longer. I don’t know about you, but am I the only person who’s become obsessed with eyebrow plucking (I have discovered that my left eyebrow hairs seem to grow at twice the rate of my right), hair tinting (I am keeping the colourist in business), and my nail technician has been known to make emergency call-outs, even in the middle of the night.

Therefore, today it is time to meet the trainer in the gym after the school run. Then when I have finished killing myself, I am still running in order to pick up my freshly baked challahs, where I catch up on all the local gossip. There are some benefits to queuing.  Then I nip over the road for an important meeting with my hairdresser, finishing off the morning with a dash to the deli and my Friday treat, a soy cappuccino and a low fat lemon poppy muffin, well there is a reason why I go to the gym. 

The afternoon will be spent dashing around my kitchen with the phone crooked under my ear, multitasking, as I get everything Princess Prepared for DE FAMILY FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER. As I finish loading my avocadoes (recipe below) and popping my Princess Perfect Potato Kugel in the oven, I catch up on all the news with my Princess Pals, who are also dashing around their kitchens doing very much the same.

To finish off Friday afternoon, when all the work is done, it is time to take a well deserved break and sit down in the kitchen, with all those delicious cooking smells permeating throughout the house. I take half an hour out to read The Jewish Chronicle (this is Britain’s main Jewish newspaper). Sometimes I turn the page and I think to myself that person looks familiar, "oh yes its ME", and I am reading my own food column.

So now it is time to go, the clock is ticking, I am sure you understand, as you are probably up to your eyes in it.  However, don’t think you have got rid of me that quickly as guess what?  Next month from November 6th until 16th I will be visiting your shores on my Jewish Princess book tour! If you would like to come and meet me I will be in Florida, Atlanta, and New York just drop me an email for further details to

For all those that can’t make it, but would still like to keep in touch, why not become a member for free, of my VIP Very Important Princess Club for all news, views and recipes join online.  I am also now starring in my own YouTube cooking editorials, so check out The Jewish Princess on YouTube.

So now to all my fellow Princes and Princesses, it is time to wish you Shabbat Shalom. My Princess Parting words of wisdom, wherever you go and whatever you do, don’t forget to stay, PPP  Positive Productive and Princesslike in everything you do x.


Filled Avocados

serves 8


2 hard-cooked eggs, grated

1 red bell pepper, finely diced

1?2 English cucumber, finely diced

salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

2 teaspoons garlic purée

8 small avocados


Put the eggs, bell pepper, and cucumber into a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Mix together the olive oil, red-wine vinegar, and garlic purée.

Pour this over the egg mixture and fold together.

Cut each avocado in half and discard the pit. Place the avocado halves on individual serving dishes.

Spoon the filling into the hollows in the avocado halves. They’re supposed to be packed, so don’t worry if the dressing spills out.


Be careful when you remove the avocado pit using a sharp knife you don’t want to end up in bandages!

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