Of Hats, Pockets, Ears, and Hidden Messages

These pastries are called Hamantaschen. We can no more imagine the holiday of Purim without them than without the graggers – noisemakers gleefully shaken by children and adults alike to drown the name of the evil villain Haman. That’s a story of Purim in a nutshell. Once again, the Jewish people, marked for wholesale slaughter, were saved through…

Dairy Free Irish Cream

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
? Do you believe in the luck o’ the Irish? My son, whose company headquarters are in Dublin, goes to Ireland pretty often. He assures me that the more you drink, the luckier you feel, if the drink is good, that is! Following this logic, I should be the luckiest person…

Smart Salmon Strips with Thai Basil Guacamole

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
This is a guest post for lovely and talented Makaitah of Makaitah Rogue.  Who wants to be smart? To have all the knowledge in the world? Who doesn’t! Isn’t that why we go to school and spend years hitting the books? What if there was a way to gain all the…

Stressed Spelled Backwards With Chocolate – LOL

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Have you figured it out, Beautiful People? Credit for this brilliant linguistic discovery belongs to a little cute French bistro (unfortunately not kosher) called Otentic. Hanging right over the counter, facing you when you walk in, is a sign STRESSED IS DESSERTS SPELLED BACKWARDS.  What better food idea for the Lasting Joy…

Ponce de Leon, Diamond Lil, and the Secret of Eternal Youth

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
There is a quaint little town on the East Coast of Florida called St Augustine. It is considered the oldest continuous European settlement in the continental United States. But that’s not what makes it famous. Tourists flock to St Augustine because they are dying to stay young forever. According to the…

Ukha – Russian Fisherman Soup

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Equally loved by Ivan the Terrible and the poorest of peasants, this simple soup could be a clear fish broth or a thick stew. Or anything in between, for that matter, as long as a fish swam through it at some point. Initially, during Ivan the Terrible’s times, it was a…

Come and Have Fun!

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Tomorrow is the big day, and we are going to have fun, Beautiful People! We are going to laugh ourselves silly and make delicious chocolate no-bake pastries. To give you a little taste of tomorrow, ponder this: The image, as well as some other materials for this get-together are…

Inner Coach

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Happiness is trendy. Life coaches are insanely popular. They tell us that we must be happy and they teach us how to live happy lives. Everyone seems to remember that the word HAPPINESS has been written into the Declaration of Independence.  Hardly anyone seems to remember that it reads “the Pursuit…

Magical Birds Lay Fish Eggs

Once upon the time there lived a magical bird called Phoenix, AKA the Firebird. If you believe the legends, it is still alive and hanging around somewhere because it self-immolates every 500 years and then rises from the ashes. A Phoenix named Fawkes, nurtured after every immolation by Professor Dumbledore (we do get the joke,…

Penne Tofu with Impostor Alfredo

This is my humble contribution to the National “Italian Food” Day, as announced by Foodimentarycom. Where do newlyweds go on their honeymoon? To all kinds or romantic places, right? And what is more romantic than Rome, where even the word romantic comes from? Imagine a legendary couple (the term celebrity wasn’t trendy yet), both of them world famous movie…

Florentine Omelette for an Unlucky Queen

I hope you had a hot breakfast this morning, Beautiful People, as https://foodimentary.com informs us that February is a National Hot Breakfast Month. If you didn’t it, you can start by making this delicious royal breakfast for lunch! What an unlucky queen Mary Stuart was! Having lost her father when she was only six days…