The Real Treasure of the Caribbean: Haiti, Part 1. Baked Fish.

May is the National Haitian Heritage Month. To honor my Haitian students, I am repeating this three-part series, culminating on May 18, the Haitian Flag Day. I love my Haitian students. Make no mistake – I love all my students, and I reveal in having “the United Nations” environment in my classroom. However, students who…

Vienna Coffee for the Doomed

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I was privileged to attend a unique gala concert, “a tribute to artistic creativity and survival in Terezin.” The fortress Therezienstadt was built at the end of 18th century by the Austrian Emperor Joseph II who named it in honor of his mother Maria Theresa. However, the Nazis found another use…

Hawaiian Snowballs

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Are you, Beautiful People, watching your woods “fill up with snow”? A great American poet, with an appropriate last name Frost, had, and wrote about it: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening BY ROBERT FROST Whose woods these are I think I know.    His house is in the village though;    He…

Dairy Free Irish Cream

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A tropical storm is coming our way, Beautiful People, and, as usual, South Beach denizens have stocked up on beer and liquors and are having Hurricane Parties. I am never the one to say no to a nice drink, and my husband happily obliges. Do you believe in the luck o’…

Summer Latkes in December

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I am not done with?latkes?yet, Beautiful People! In 1989, the Supreme Court ruling upheld displaying?Chanukkah menorahs?in public places as a symbol of “universal religious freedom.” Last night, on the last night of?Chanukkah, our Rabbi invited the entire community to light the?menorah?outside, at Miami Beach Marina, with festive music,?latkes, and?sufganiyot?(doughnuts). On the…

The Holy Hole-less Doughnuts

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A dear blogofriend Shira of shiradest.wordpress.com has been asking for a very special Chanukkah treat – sufganiyot. Here they are, with my heartfelt wishes for light in your lives, Beautiful People! When Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden in a hurry, they hadn’t thought of packing a…

Pollo Fritto Artistico

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Before presenting to you, Beautiful People, a unique Chanukkah recipe originating in Italy and inspired by non-Jews, it is my great pleasure to share a lovely poem composed by a non-Jewish blogofriend Jonathan Coswell who chronicles every day events in limericks. Please click on the link to enjoy the poem and…

Gambling for Education and Retchene Latkes

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To continue with the story of?Chanukkah?and?latkes, Judea was eventually captured by the Romans. Some of the Roman rulers could care less about various religions of the occupied territories, or provinces, as long as the taxes were collected regularly and accurately. Some others, however, persecuted Jews relentlessly; Emperor Hadrian even earned the…

Coconut Latkes Full of Light

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On the second night of Chanukkah, two lights are on, spreading their warmth and glow throughout the house.  We use the old-fashioned olive oil and wicks, rather than candles, as it has been done since that original cruse of oil in the Temple that lasted for eight days (for explanation of Chanukkah miracle of…

But Hannah Did Not Have Potatoes! Latkes with a Tropical Twist.

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Chanukkah?is coming, and kids are looking forward to stuffing their faces with?latkes?– potato pancakes. When I was growing up, we had all kinds of?latkes?on?Chanukkah, and sometimes my grandmother skipped the?deruny?(potato?latkes) altogether because of the variety of other, more interesting ones: carrots with apples, zucchini with raisins, and my father’s favorite?rechene?(buckwheat)?latkes. When…

Sweet Rose of Thanks

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This beautiful rose and a beautiful sentiment by Paolo Coelho is for all of you, Beautiful People, with all my love and best wishes for Thanksgiving! I also have a delicious sweet potato rose to grace your table with love and heartfelt promises. I have been asked to post “something new…