Fishy Mystery

I have a three-volume set of Confucius teachings. Years ago, when we were all young and passionate, and tended to argue earth-shattering issues till wee hours of the morning, with guitars and Georgian wines (that’s a country, not a state), sometimes, when an argument hit a dead-end and voices got hoarse, one of us would…

Leonardo Was a Blog-aholic (Sweet Potato and Spinach Bisque)

No, not Leonardo di Caprio; the real Leonardo, born in the little Italian village Vinci, the Renaissance Man. Since Internet did not exist, and neither did the blogosphere, he wrote – a lot, and on a multitude of subjects, including food. Had he thought of inventing it, together with a bicycle and a helicopter, he…

Chocolate Roses for Valiant Bloggers

A while ago, the fearless Daily Warrior Liz C. nominated me for a Valiant Blogger Award that she created. I am sorry, dear Liz, that it took me all this time to respond, and that’s not only due to my busy schedule this semester. Mainly, I kept thinking: why me? I’ve met quite a few awesome bloggers…

One-minute Chocolate Cake

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Who do you think bakes a cake for my birthday?  You guessed it right! Not that my husband can’t cook or bake. He can, and he likes to do it. It’s all my fault – I dread cleaning up after his forays into my kitchen. So while he was at work,…

Species of Israel Salad

Originally posted on Israeli Salad:
“A land of wheat and barley, and grapes and figs and pomegranates, a land of oil-olives and (date) honey.” (Deuteronomy 8:8) Everyone in Israel agrees that Tu B’Shvat is a time to eat fruit. What type of fruit varies from fresh, local fruit to dried fruit imported from Turkey to…

The Blessing and Renewal of Tu Beshvat

Originally posted on simple to wow:
? ? Tomorrow is Tu B’Shevat , ט״ו בשבט‎‎, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat.   This special Jewish day commemorates the New Year of the Trees. We are  taught that the trees are judged on this date for the fruit that will be produced in the…

Cranberry Pizza for Thanksgiving

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Dear Beautiful People, I am cheating! I don’t have a step-by-step set of photographs of this crazy creation because I’ll assemble it tomorrow, right before serving. All I have is my cranberry sauce, ready for tomorrow. However, I promised a recipe for Cranberry Pizza, so here it is, in case you…

The Everything Soup

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Just like “everything” bagels,  with every imaginable topping but the kitchen sink, this is the Everything Soup. It should be self-explanatory. My grandmother called it the “vos in der kurt” soup which literally means “whatever cards you are dealt, you have to play with.” In this case, whatever veggies you have…

Royal Wedding – Carrot and Banana

February – the stores are decked out in red and pink hearts, furiously marketing in the name of love. Jewelers and bridal salons are having their best time of the year, measuring love in carats and yards of lace. It was in February, cold and gloomy, that King Henry VII, the first Tudor king, proposed…

How to eat healthy…Seasonal Food & Finding Farmers’ Markets

Originally posted on The Purple Almond:
Why eat local? Locally grown produce will be in season and picked at peak ripeness. Why is this important? Taste– Produce tastes best when it is allowed to ripen on the plant. The taste, texture, and crispness will be optimal. Nutrients– Produce loses 30% of its nutrients within 3 days of…

February 2017 Share and Inspire Others!

Originally posted on The Recipe Hunter:
Our theme for February 2017 BREAD – SWEET AND SAVORY If you need, check out the How to Participate  in our Share and Inspire Others! Monthly Exchange, but please  Timeframe: February 1st – Theme will be announced and published on The Recipe Hunter blog. February 10th – Submissions need to be…