I think this is my FIFTH time hosting the kcc and I assure you, it will be my most slapdash, despite the infinite and amazing potential of an Adar-themed carnival.
However, it would not be complete without a theme at all. Rather than reaching around to come up with one, which would take more than thirty seconds, I’m going to pick the most obvious: this month’s theme is… costumes! Specifically, pictures of me and my family in costumes that I can find in one quick Google search. Sort of like… the many faces of US. Enjoy!
general kosher cooking
Quick lazy-mama tip: Just throw a whole bunch of orange things on them and tell them they’re a BIG carrot!
Lady-Light presents Tikkun Olam: Don't Eat to Live, Part II posted at Tikkun Olam, saying, "Doesn't seem to relate to any category; it was suggested I post to KCC, so I am. Maybe the information can be used by someone."
Nancy presents Meet My New Friend, Kohlrabi at My Kosher Kitchen @ COR, saying “I guess there is always reticence when it comes to experimenting.”
(yes, that’s me in a beard – my famous kohein gadol costume!!!)
From the “Cannot Believe It’s Pareve / I love coconut” department, here’s my take on decadent Pareve Chocolate Caramel Cookies for Shabbos over here at my bread and baking blog, Adventures in BreadLand, where I say, “they are a most delightful cookie that will probably wow your Shabbos table attendees.”
Here’s one from my “must try” list: yogurt-based chocolate mousse that looks utterly decadent! From The (horrifically named and I apologize because this is a word I never use) Shiksa Blog comes Greek Yogurt Chocolate Mousse, where she writes, “I had a deep, insatiable desire for chocolate mousse. Trouble is, it’s so terribly unhealthy… Then, an idea came to me– why not use Greek yogurt to make a healthier version of chocolate mousse?” Like I said – it’s on my list to try!
Naturally, like everything from the Our Shiputzim blog, you’ll want to drop everything to try this Freshly Baked Goods Friday: Applesauce Crumb Cake Edition posted by Mrs. S., who says, “Please stop by and taste the results.”
Finally, and I’m sorry to make this post soooo dessert-heavy (I just couldn’t find much else, and you people really need to submit more!), another one from my personal must-try list, Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Shots by Shoshana at Couldn’t be Parve. They’re not soy-based, they’re coconut-based, and righ tnow, I am all about the coconut.
kosher cooking lite
This is EC – now 17 – back when I could throw a brown shirt on and tell her she was a horsie (see “orange/carrot” note, above; dress them in black and you can tell them they’re a ninja… or green for a turtle!)
In case you’re keeping kosher but missing the taste of creamy, meaty pasta sauces, Nina Safar presents Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta at Kosher in the Kitch! Soy-based, and it calls for a cube of frozen Alfredo sauce from Dorot. We can buy their spices here, but don’t believe I’ve seen the alfredo sauce cubes… intriguing (and, apparently, pareve!).
economical use of left-overs
Bamitbach by Irene Saiger presents a great way to use up leftover soup chicken with Chicken Taquitos, saying, “My mother used to serve the soup chicken as a main course… and my mother-in-law used it as filling for knishes or shepard’s pie. I decided to make Chicken Taquitos.”
Me and my sister Sara. She’s an angel and I’m… well, some sort of feline thing.
I (yay, me!) present Quick, Easy Corny Skillet Cornbread – with Recipe over at my bread blog, Adventures in BreadLand, saying (yup, I’m quoting myself again!) “This really is one of the few recipes that I’d never try without a cast-iron skillet.”
From Busy in Brooklyn by chanie comes a tasty treat we’ve actually tried here a few times with different seasonings… Smoked Paprika Popcorn Cauliflower. She says, “what I really loved most about [smoked paprika] popcorn, wasn’t the popcorn at all. It was the amazing smokiness of the paprika.” These surprising bursts of cauliflower capture all that and more. Or, for another yumm-licious take on cauliflower, why not try Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric & Ginger from Kosher in the Kitch?
kosher to go
Moi as earth mother, at left.
restaurant / cookbook reviews
The big kids – when they were little.
Batya presents me-ander: A Nice Meal Out With My "Study Group" Friends posted at me-ander.
And lastly but not leastly, here’s Ted (the husband), left, dressed as Elvis… for his very first Purim ever, and right, most recently, with GZ, dressed as Sergeant Pepper (last year?).
Nancy presents Smoked Turkey in Honour of Tu Bishvat? at My Kosher Kitchen @ COR, offering “Slices of smoked turkey [with a] fresh fig jam.”
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And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a plane to catch… Happy Purim from me and mine to you and yours!!!