Blessings to the Entire World!

Due to technical issues, I have been unable to post all my Sukkot (Sukkos) and Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah) recipes in time for the holidays. I have combined some of them into a single post; simply click on each link, Beautiful People, and enjoy! https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/tofu-can-bite-too// https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/stuffed-peppers-where-is-the-beef/ https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/silver-chair-polygamy-and-mount-sinai/ Every day of this seven-day festival, culminating by…

Strong and Sweet: Poached Pears

“For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Do I really have to cite a source for this one? I’d rather have you enjoy the beginning of “star-cross’d lovers” tragic story, as brilliantly expressed in music by Prokofiev. Although it has nothing to do with pears, Shakespear’s play…

Deconstructed Honey Cake

Sadly, my attitude also went sort of sideways resulting in absence of photos. Fortunately, you can only see both the process and the product in the video featured in https://lastingjoyclub.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/explore-yourself/. As you have seen in the video, it’s the easiest funky dessert you’ve ever made: crumble a piece of cake into a wine glass, add finely…

Tzimmes mit Fasoles – Red Beans with Honey

One of my family legends (every family has at least one, doesn’t it?) places the origins of my grandmother’s side in Cadiz, Spain, up until the year 1478, when part of the family managed to escape in the nick of time, before the Expulsion Edict and the fires of Inquisition. Whether this claim has any…

Not Your Bubbe’s Honey Cake

This post starts my Rosh Hashana series, repeated every year, since the menu, as well as the recipes, has existed in my family for many generations. I use this opportunity to share with you, Beautiful People, an invitation to participate in dear Esme’s Senior Salon and linkup. Please visit Esme’s fabulous blog and find a…

Tofu Can Bite, Too!

When Avrohom (Abraham) Our Father was traveling in the desert, he would make sure to position his tent at the crossroads and make entrances on all four sides, open to travelers coming from every direction. He would then treat them to a sumptuous feast, making sure every guest was offered food of his preference. After…

Bitten by a Chicken – Honey Chicken Bites

Have you ever been bitten by a chicken? No? Chicken don’t bite? Are you sure? What about figuratively, rather than literally, when a whole bunch of people, almost three million of them, got bitten, that is, obsessed, by the same idea? It happened about thirty three hundred years ago, and those people were by no…

Penicillin, Honey Ginger Whiskey Cocktail

Originally posted on MyYellowApron:
As the name suggests Penicillin which is supposed to cure a cold and the flu, right? Well, this Penicillin, Honey Ginger Whiskey Cocktail may not really substitute your flu medicines but it certainly has ingredients that soothe the cold and flu symptoms. This Penicillin, Honey Ginger Whiskey Cocktail got – honey…

Not Your Bubbe’s Honey Cake

Originally posted on Shmoozing With the Word Mavens:
Are you thinking about Rosh Hashanah and what to cook? We were –and we got thinking about why Jewish apple cake is so much more popular than the spicy, dry loaves of honey cake. We did some reporting and interviewed two Jewish bakers who have delicious versions…

Silver Chair, Polygamy, and Mount Sinai

Rabbi Gershom ben Yehuda, widely known as Rabbeinu (our teacher) Gershom, lived in 10th century. He can’t really be called a Renaissance man, since he pre-dated Renaissance by a couple of centuries, so let’s call him a pre-Renaissance man. Like some other medieval Jewish scholars, he was also a scientist, a mathematician, a physician, and…

Mehren Tzimmes – Honey Carrots

Like almost everything that has to do with Jewish traditions, there are two interpretations of the Carrot Tzimmes, baked or stewed sliced carrots with honey, dried fruit or raisins, and whatever spices your prefer. The Yiddish word for carrot is mehren, which is very close to the Yiddish word for more – mehr.  The argument…