Going Nuts Over Coffee Chocolate Cake and a Nomination

It’s an International Chocolate Day today, not to be confused with the World Chocolate Day, which is in July. You didn’t think I would miss this one, Beautiful People, did you? In the middle of holidays I simply don’t have time to come up with a new post, so here is an old one. Enjoy!

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The Book of Prophet Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) mentions a Babylonian chief officer, one Nebo-Sarsekim who served as king Nebuchadnezzar’s right hand during the siege of Jerusalem (Ch.39).  In 2007,  historian M. Jursa found proof of this, including the officer’s name, on a small clay tablet, while working at the British Museum (http://www.britishmuseum.org).  To make a long and tragic story short, Nebuhadnezzar won and, in addition to the usual spoils of war, took with him to Babylon the entire Jewish intellectual elite. Here is the Hebrew Slaves Chorus from Verdi’s famous opera Nabucco:

In reality, though, they weren’t treated very badly. Certainly, “by the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept” and lamented the very fact of exile, but altogether Nebuhadnezzar had not wanted cheap labor; he neatly executed a total brain drain.  It was difficult, though, to get used to a strange language, outlandish customs, and weird food. Babylonians loved nuts…

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  1. Eating at Panera Bread, and would enjoy this for dessert 😊

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    1. Enjoy your Panera meal, dear Susie, and thank you for stopping by. How are you doing?

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      1. For 4 months crying, but the last 6 weeks I have realized that I am still here for a purpose 😊🙏

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      2. Of course you are here for a purpose, darling, as are we all. You are a strong lady in every way! You are always in my prayers.

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  2. CarolCooks2 says:

    Coffee, chocolate and nuts in a cake sounds good to me, dear Dolly ..enjoy your holiday and all the lovely food I know you have made Hugs xx

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Carol. I can’t say that a 26-hour fast is enjoyable, but I survived it, as I do every year, and then we enjoyed the food – and the cakes, of course!

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      1. CarolCooks2 says:

        Well done, Dolly I don’t think I would fast that long or if I did it wouldn’t be enjoyable…but I’m sure the delicious food made up for it x

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      2. Dear Carol, fasts are not meant to be enjoyable; we are supposed to “afflict” ourselves, to quote the Holy Books. Yom Kippur is the major fast of the year.

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      3. CarolCooks2 says:

        No I suppose they are not… forgive my ignorance of your customs, dear Dolly x

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      4. Oh, not at all, dear Carol. We are all ignorant of each other’s customs and traditions, and we learn from each other. I always learn so much from you!

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      5. CarolCooks2 says:

        Likewise, Dear Dolly that’s what I love about the exchange of cultures and traditions on here everyday I learn something 🙂 x

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  3. That cake itself would be worth celebrating!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi!

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  4. Made up for missing the original.

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    1. So it has served a purpose, thank you very much.

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  5. Americaoncoffee says:

    A touching and entertaining video. The dish seems similar to baklava.

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    1. Thank you so much, darling, but baklava is made of flaky dough, while this is more like a sponge cake dough. It is yummy, though!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, dear Jovina.

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