Pickle Time!

Foodimentary.com tells us that today is a National Pickle Appreciation Day. I think the best way to show pickles that you appreciate them is to make them.  I am repeating three old “pickling” posts. All three recipes, as well as about 100 more different ones, are in my book Kool Kosher Kitchen, only one click…

Seasoned Veterans and Young Chicken

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
This post is dedicated to Jennifer, a beautiful lady with a huge heart, originally from Jamaica, and a retired Marine. When I ran the school, Jennifer was my right hand, my left hand, and most of the time, the best half of my brain. As a true Marine, she had my…

The Infamous Pirate Queen and the Traveling Rations

Was there a pirate ship called The Black Pearl that roamed the Caribbean? And was there a flamboyant, dashing Jack Sparrow who captained it? No and no! The main lie, of course, is that Jack Sparrow never existed, and the real pirate, on whom Johnny Depp’s character (largely composite) is loosely based, was oh! so…

Home Front Recipes from WWII

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
As most of you know, America experienced rationing for the first time in World War II and with the holidays looming in the wings, food seemed to be a logical subject. Some products  that were rationed during World War II were sugar, meat, coffee, typewriters, fuel oil, gasoline, rubber, and…

MONSTER ChoCo Squares

We don’t do Halloween, but we have our own monsters. One of them is world famous. You see his heavy footprints throughout the world literature and arts, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to The X- Files.  You hear his eerie voice in Karel Capek’s R.U.R.,where the word “robot” comes from, in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, recognizable as Gollum, and in Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The…

What Friends Are For

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Our October get-together is dedicated to friendship. “Find for yourself a teacher, acquire for yourself a friend, and judge everyone favorably” (Ethics of Our Fathers, 1:6) To discover the magical powers of friendship, please join us tomorrow. Remote access requisites will be given in a separate post. You can…

ChoCo Cookie Sandwiches

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Happy National Chocolate Day, Beautiful People! I propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will declare a Chocolate Day at least once a month! Really, as everybody knows, the healthiest food regimen should incorporate beans (protein) and greens (salad). Chocolate comes from cocoa beans (there!),and cocoa beans come from trees,…

Pumpkin Boats

Since https://foodimentary.com/october-holidays informs me that today is a National Pumpkin Day, I am repeating one of our favorite pumpkin recipes. Enjoy, Beautiful People! Every day, around five in the afternoon, there is a traffic jam on the bridge (AKA causeway) connecting Miami Beach to the mainland. Locals are used to it, we explain to worried guests,…

Health Salad

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
You are not getting a long story with this one, sorry. We used to make it during the summer when we moved to the dacha (summer house) where as kids we had the most fabulous time. If you wanted an apple, you climb the tree and get one. If you wanted…

Polymath Lomonosov Cake

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Frosted with courage, encrusted with sparkles of genius – for a very special number, 2000+ followers of this blog, I present to you a very special, very scientific cake named after Mikhail Lomonosov, a true Renaissance man of 18th century Russia. Before you meet him, though, I want to thank all…

The Little Island That Fought: Mangu

This is the story of a proud little island that has been fighting invaders and enslavers for several centuries. We’ll go back to 1492, when Columbus, supposedly, discovered America. What he actually discovered was a tiny island in the Carribean called Ayiti by its native Taino people (you can read about it here). Taino was…

Kind of Purple Peach Upside-down Cake

This post is dedicated to two lovely ladies: my dear blogofriend Melinda and my new friend Lilly, the sweetest peach ever to come out of Georgia, together with her adorable husband. This beautiful song has been performed by many great artists, but it is the legendary Ray Charles’ rendition that prompted the great State of…