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AS CHANU­CAH ap­proaches, I go into shop­ping over­drive; I have been train­ing for this all year. My feet ache from buy­ing so many Princess Presents (I re­ally shouldn’t shop in Miu Miu an­kle stilts). To­day I have been gear­ing my­self up to cre­ate a fan­tas­tic Chanu­cah Chest (this didn’t en­tail a visit to the plas­tic sur­geon) with tin­sel, sten­cils and dec­o­ra­tions. In our fam­ily, we all have a touch of the Lau­rence Llewellyn Bowens and spend a most en­joy­able evening let­ting loose our artis­tic tal­ents, mirac­u­lously chang­ing a hum­ble brown card­board box into a de­signer Chanu­cah Chest. (Ob­vi­ously, a very large Chanu­cah Chest.)

So, as I stum­ble home in the pitch black of night, 4 o’clock in the af­ter­noon, laden with Princess trea­sures. I am par­tic­u­larly pleased this year with Grandma’s Anya Hind­march’s shep­ping-nach­es­from-the-grand­chil­dren hand­bag: you have their photo printed on the front for all to ad­mire. How­ever, Grandpa will be once again get­ting his favourite gift, my Cof­fee and Wal­nut Cake. Af­ter a hard re­tail day, it is now so easy to give into my sweet crav­ings. Af­ter all, in the cold weather there is noth­ing nicer than to kick off your Miu Miu an­kle stilts, put on your Ugg slip­pers and curl up with a nice cup of tea and a se­lec­tion of de­li­cious sug­ary jammy dough­nuts. I am ad­dicted to Grodzin­skis.

How­ever, this year I am ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a nag­ging fear, a new Princess Para­noia to add to my ever grow­ing list. If I don’t do some­thing soon about my sweet tooth, I will have an un­wel­come hol­i­day vis­i­tor from the tooth fairy; and if she doesn’t ap­pear, I might be forced to go to the den­tist. Even for a Jewish Princess, the last present I want this Chanu­cah is a crown!

So this week, what does the Jewish Princess make for Chanu­cah that has NO sugar and can be eaten even with a slight pain on the lower left hand side?

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