This Shabbat, the calendar works out so that it is also Tu b'Shevat, aka the new year for trees. This is a time that is generally marked with ecological awareness. I've cared for and written about the environment for about thirty years now (thankfully you don't have access to those early writings, though they were pretty good for an elementary school student). I'm surprised and dismayed to discover I've been mostly silent here about … [Read more...] about for the love of trees
May you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year! Love & purrs from Shadow & Buddy and our current group of foster kittens. … [Read more...] about l’shanah tovah!
Next week is Purim, I haven't yet started cooking, so thought I'd link last year's post on hamentaschen (and Pi Day) and some links for new combinations that have caught my eye. Last year I used my favourite pie crust for the cookie. They were easy and amazing. The traditional fillings are lekvar (prune butter), apricot jam, and poppy seed filling. That has not stopped many from coming up with different and unique fillings. … [Read more...] about baking for Purim – Hamentaschen
May you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year! Love & purrs from Shadow & Buddy and Greta & Hans (our current foster kittens) ps at the moment each time you refresh the page, images will be in a different order. I couldn't decide so I put it on random. … [Read more...] about l’shanah tovah!
Over the years I've fine tuned my permanent cookbook collection, a very select few gain space on the shelf. Most of the cookbooks I page through for inspiration are ebooks borrowed from the library. When I find myself checking the same book out every few weeks for several months, it likely deserves a place on my shelf. When it's a book that is considered a classic and includes fascinating historical research in addition to a … [Read more...] about with olive trees and honey