Chocolate on Chocolate with Extra Blessings

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Jewish people are obligated to say one hundred blessings every day, and observant Jews are making every effort to do it, well, religiously. There are two reasons for it. First, in Deuteronomy, Moses poses a rhetorical question to the people:”What does G-d ask of you?” Says the Talmud that the word…

Cats, Roses, and Triple Chocolate – a Few of My Favorite Things

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
A cute and lovable Ladybug of https://ugurbocegisite.wordpress.com/ who blogs in several languages came to the party with some of my favorite things, cats and red roses. Thank you, my sweet Ladybug! I am thrilled that so many friends are coming to my party, but I am running out of cookies! So I whipped…

Sweet and Savory Black Bean Patties

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
In a Russian folk tale, a soldier was walking through a village. Tired and hungry, he knocked on the door of a big handsome house.  An old woman answered. “Please! – begged the soldier, – I’ve traveled far and wide, I am tired and hungry, would you give me something to…

No Bake No Dairy Cheesecake Choco-berry

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
This is the easiest, quickest, healthiest, and most delicious cheesecake I’ve ever had! And it’s not even a cheesecake; it only pretends to be one. It plays its role very well – if you don’t know, you can’t tell! Ooops, I didn’t mean to rhyme, it sort of happened. Years ago,…

Mandarin Chicken Without a Hat

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Let’s get some things straight. Some mandarins are oranges, but not all oranges are mandarins. All tangerines are mandarins, but not all mandarins are tangerines. Mandarins are called oranges because of their color, but not the color of the fruit. Enough riddles? Wrap you head around them as you watch this…

Pickling Time and Chunking Kale

A distressed mother barges into a Rabbi’s study: “Rabbi, my son has gone meshuge (crazy)!” “Calm down, lady, have you taken him a specialist? What makes you think that?” “Specialist-shmeshalist! Who needs specialists? I am a mother, I know!” “But, dear lady, what does he do?” “Oy, Rabbi, he eats pigs and dances with girls!”…

Healthy cooking tip…

Originally posted on The Purple Almond:
“Pour a little vodka into your pie dough to make your crust extra flaky. Vodka is 60% water, 40% ethanol, so you can add more liquid to help you work with the dough since water toughens the dough. Most of the alcohol gets cooked off, so your pie won’t taste…

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

This might be a difficult concept to understand, but love is an obligation, a duty. This is contrary to the image created by popular culture, from Ancient Greeks and Romans, to Shakespeare, to romantic movies on Netflix. The mythical Amur, or Cupid, is a cute mischievous child armed with bow and arrows who blindly shoots…

Zucchini Meets Zoodles

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
This has to be the best way, hands down, to play with your food as an adult. If you know of a better way, I want to know! I was over the moon when my dear friend Abby sent me this as birthday present. I am sure…

“All You Need Is Love” – Zoodles, Part 3. Toodles.

You’ve heard all kinds of jokes about Jewish Time. It is tacitly assumed that “standard Jewish time” is about thirty minutes later than regular time. For instance, if an invitation is issued for, say, three o’clock in the afternoon, it’s a good idea to clarify whether you are expected there on time or on standard…

“All You Need Is Love” – Zoodles, Part 2. Soudles.

Fibonacci was never married. We don’t know for sure, and maybe he was, but I choose to believe the story of a perfect spiral. “Bellissima Donna, ” he pleaded,  – ” I love you and ask for your hand in marriage!” “But what is it you are holding, Signore? What did you bring me? It…