Tyger! Tyger! eating right: Instant Pot Chicken Jalfrezi

With all due respect to His Majesty the Lion King, there is a gorgeous majestic cat who is bigger, stronger, more ferocious, and by far more famous. He is the one, whose might and glory was proclaimed by two great authors , one after the other. I confess, I am entranced by William Blake’s poetry,…

South Beach Bound and a Surprise for My Fellow Bloggers!

Originally posted on spearfruit:
Hey Everyone, On Sunday morning after our pleasant visit and delicious brunch at the home of Emilia’s son, we were off to South Beach (just about a 20 minutes drive) to check into our upscale hotel on Collins Avenue in the Art Deco district. Upon entering the hotel we were offered…

Classics Also Quarrel: Russian Pot Pie

The rich also cry, as we all know. It is less known, however, that the classics also quarrel. We tend to perceive them as larger than life, rather not susceptible to flaws and frailties  of us, ordinary humans.  Take, for example, Leo Tolstoy, “the greatest apostle of non-violence that the present age has produced” (Mahatma…

Patriotic Fruity Pizza

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Happy Independence Day, Beautiful People! I’ll take independence any day; to quote Janis Joplin, Here is a fun patriotic dessert for you, offered by https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes. INGREDIENTS   Flour, for the parchment 1 (16-oz.) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough 2 tbsp. Strawberry jam 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 lb. strawberries, hulled and cut into pieces 1…

You Should’ve Eaten Your Veggies, Your Majesty! Tunisian Couscous.

King Louis IX of France, better known as Saint Louis, went crusading. He didn’t plan to liberate the Holy Land and retake Jerusalem, as crusades were purported to accomplish; oh no! His Majesty had much more ambitious aspirations: To conquer the entire infidel world, rather than marching on Jerusalem, he led the seventh crusade to…

Saving Animals and Herbs

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
I’ve had several people ask, “What’s with fresh herbs? Why not use dry stuff that stays fresh forever?” First of all, those things don’t “stay fresh forever, ” and, unfortunately,  they don’t have expiration dates.  So I don’t know about you,  but I don’t exactly trust products without expiration dates. Secondly…

Festiv-e-teas

In an old Japanese tale, a poor peasant catches a badger. He puts the badger into his bag and starts walking home, to bring food to his family. But when he comes home and opens his bag, instead of a badger, he finds a teapot! “What shall I do with it? – cries the poor…

Only Good Words for Savory Cupcakes

In a wonderful Russian play of the 60’s about love, kindness, and caring, there was a line that bothered me: “Even a cat appreciates a good word.” I could never understand the word “even” in this phrase – why “even a cat”? What about dogs? Birds? People, after all? My grandmother, may she rest in…

Say CHEESE for Shavuos!

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Contrary to all other Jewish holidays, when we prepare festive meals that include both fish and meat, signifying rejoicing in His benevolence that grants us abundance, traditional Shavuos table is laden with dairy dishes, from blintzes to cheesecakes, and anything milky delicious you can think of.  One of the reasons for…

“All You Need Is Love” – Zoodles, Part 4. Chocoodles.

It has been popularly reported that the Nazis ordered all Danish Jews to wear an identifying yellow star, as elsewhere in Nazi controlled territories. In some versions of the story, King Christian X opted to wear such a star himself and the Danish people followed his example, thus making the order unenforceable (Wikipedia). Here is…