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…

Don’t Drink Mojito Verrines!

Mojito is a drink, born in Havana, Cuba, and widely popular on South Beach, Florida, a place where, according to our beloved resident satirist Dave Barry, you can live as close as possible to the United States without actualy being there. It consists of five basic ingredients: rum (are you surprised?), sugar, lime juice, mint,…

Skin a Watermelon

Originally posted on ZodiacImmortal:
One of the coolest party tricks I’ve ever seen – enjoy, Beautiful People! ZodiacImmortal View original post

Patriotic Fruity Pizza

Happy Independence Day, Beautiful People! I’ll take independence any day; to quote Janis Joplin, Here is a fun patriotic dessert for you, offered by https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes. INGREDIENTS   Flour, for the parchment 1 (16-oz.) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough 2 tbsp. Strawberry jam 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 lb. strawberries, hulled and cut into pieces 1 1/2 c. blueberries 1 (8-oz.) package…

Say CHEESE for Shavuos!

Contrary to all other Jewish holidays, when we prepare festive meals that include both fish and meat, signifying rejoicing in His benevolence that grants us abundance, traditional Shavuos table is laden with dairy dishes, from blintzes to cheesecakes, and anything milky delicious you can think of.  One of the reasons for this unique menu is…

Stressed Spelled Backwards With Chocolate

Have you figured it out, Beautiful People? Credit for this brilliant linguistic discovery belongs to a little cute French bistro (unfortunately not kosher) called Otentic. Hanging right over the counter, facing you when you walk in, is a sign STRESSED IS DESSERTS SPELLED BACKWARDS.  What better food idea for the Lasting Joy club February get-together…

Happy Birthday, Trees!

Originally posted on Israeli Salad:
Giveret David is shaking a little blue and white box with the letters JNF on the side. “Tzedakah!” We hear stories from her many years spent in Israel, about kibbutz life, halutzim draining the swamps, planting trees, and singing “zoom gali gali,” and dancing the hora wearing triangular sun hats…

Recipe for Joy

Dear Beautiful People, I have been remiss in reading your fascinating blog posts and responding to your kind comments, and I apologize to all of you, my faithful readers and supporters! Tonight is my first book tour, combined with a sushi class and an opening of a major project that has been gestating in my…

Penicillin, Honey Ginger Whiskey Cocktail

In response to the Daily Prompt IRRELEVANT I am sharing this delicious and extremely healthy recipe with you, Beautiful People, because it seems totally irrelevant to anything, but in reality, it isn’t: we are in the month of High Holidays when honey is always prominent on the table and in all our recipes. In fact,…

Light the Bonfire of Love with Chocolate Logs!

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Lag b’Omer, Beautiful People! Our sages said, “Who is wise? One who learns from every person” (Ethics of Our Fathers, 4:1). The first person in our lives we have a chance to learn from is MOTHER. From her we learn kindness, caring, and most importantly, unconditional love. Sometimes, it’s not…

Blogiversary with Chocolate Tacos

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Beautiful People! It coincided with my blogiversary – a year since I clicked on wordpresss.com and jumped into the blogosphere without the slightest notion as to what to do and what to expect.  I thank all of you, awesome bloggers, for letting me learn from you and supporting me on this…