Monday, May 22, 2006

The Sixth Kosher Cooking Carnival!


G-d ordered us to work six days of the week, and one of the "work" categories is cooking! And here is the 6th
Kosher Cooking Carnival!!!! I have wonderful news for you! Sadie, aka Ezer Knegdo, of Sadie's Luncheonette has volunteered to host #7! I'm sure that it will be a great feast. In the meantime, try her "Chicken toes."

Before going any further, I must thank our two previous guest hosts
Ezzie, who hosted the third KCC and Sarah, who hosted the fourth one. If anyone else is interested in hosting it, please let me know.

Here are the previous ones, the
5th, the 4th, the 3rd, the 2nd and the 1st.

Remember that you don't have to be Jewish to eat and cook kosher food. People who want or need to eat "simpler" food, which do not combine meat and dairy or who prefer for whatever reason to separate different types of food, may find kosher cooking very helpful. So in all seriousness, this food carnival is for everyone, not exclusively for Jews. And food is food. Most people like to sample ethnic dishes far removed from their personal family backgrounds. Anyone can submit recipes, as long as they conform to the
kosher requirements.

For more information about Kashrut,
keeping kosher, read what Soccer Dad has to say.

Thanks to Ezzie for finding me the Renegade Kosher Cook, who adds something extremely useful to
recipes, washing dishes as you go along. Strange, I never thought of that. And the salmon recipe looks like something I'll have to try, too.

Here's another
fish recipe; this time an old family favorite from Treppenwitz.

I wonder if I'm the only one who bases my weekday cooking on
left-overs. I think it's delicious.

Reb Chaim HaQoton
teaches us all about honey, which is not just for tea when your throat is sore.

Talking about sweet, try this classic
chocolate cake from Westbankmama!

Talking about classic, how about Bookworm's
chicken soup? I also measure by pot proportions.

Try this beautifully illustrated rice and squash
recipe from Mensa-Barbie.

And try cooking your vegetables
like this.

salad looks absolutely delicious! Find out how she does it.

Ezzie likes his cola
on chicken, which sounds very tempting.

Here's another recipe for carnivores, this time from I'm Ha'aretz, who tells us what to do with a piece of
beef , and also lots of variations. He's definitely my kind of cook.

Do you bake with brown sugar? If so, which type, and what is one to do when the store's all
out of your favorite?

I wish my lemon tree was as fruitful as Treppenwitz's, and then I could make his

My bar tender son must try Ezer Knegdo's
Margarita Cheese Cake. It's just in time for Shavuot; though I may have trouble concentrating on the shiurim…

Here's how
Fred stir-fries:
Yeah, I like to cook. Lately stir fries, since it's healthy and not
heavy in the calorie category.
Also simple and relatively fast to prepare.
Usually we buy a bbq's chick, debone about 1/2, as we're only cooking for
two. Slice the pieces into strips. Slice scallions, celery stalks, onions and
green peppers, also into strips. Cook a small batch of chinese noodles, as they
cook quickly about 5 minutes, I then set them aside to mix into the stir fried
wok with the veggies, and chicken, later.
For seasoning I use soy sauce, or
often I add Teriyaki in smallish quantity, which I make myself. Reason the store
bought kind is too expensive, and it's good to use as a marinate for the
chicken. A few drops of sesame oil adds to the flavor, but is not used in the
frying but into the seasoning process.

I normally begin with frying the
onion and celery strips first and add in the other veggies later, as they
require less time. OH...almost forgot a healthy handful of bean sprouts, are
also "adds" at the later stages of the frying process.

Important not to
fry until the veggies are soft and well done. The whole frying process takes no
longer than 5-10 minutes, depending on quantities. For 2 people about 5-6
minutes is sufficient. It's really a matter of practice.


Read this information about
sourdough breads. They're easier than you think.

And the easiest meal is just a banana plus...
Levana tells us all about it.

NORMAN'S STEAK'N BURGER sent out this great cheese cake recipe, not to be served with the steak, of course!
- 1 1/2 lb cottage
cheese - 3 eggs - 1 cup sugar - 1 tsp vanilla- 1 graham cracker crust or crush
enough petit beurre cookies with a bit of oil
To fill a 9" pan:Blend eggs,
sugar and vanilla adding cheese a little at a time.
When finished blend on
high setting.
Pour on crust. Bake 350°F (180°C) for 25 minutes.
Cool 30
Spread on top: - 1 cup sour cream - 2 tbsp sugar - 1 tsp vanilla
Bake for 5 minutes.

Here's a delicious, tempting picture of Soccer Dad's
potato kugel; maybe if enough people ask, he'll post the recipe for next month's Kosher Cooking Carnival. And you can start posting your recipes and food stories, too.

The Kosher Cooking Carnival appears monthly, after the third Thursday of the month. For the seventh KCC, you can send your links directly to Sadie at Or just remember to routinely send me all of your food links, whenever you post something that could be in the Kosher Cooking Carnival. Either send to shilohmuse at yahoo dot com or via Conservative Cat's handy form or the blog carnival one, and at the same time you may discover other carnivals to visit and enter...


Sarah Likes Green said...

looks great!

yum... glad to see cheesecake recipes there for Shavuot!

Soccer Dad said...

I'd post the recipe. If I had one. I just puree (our food processor doesn't have its grating blades anymore) x number of potatoes and y number of onions. But I never track the exact numbers. I add z eggs and a cups of flour and some pepper.
Thanks for including and for linking to HH!

Batya said...

thanks and thanks
sd, considering all of the different size potatoes and onions, your recipe is perfectly accurate.

Anonymous said...

I've got you linked on my Cannes post...It says:
"Too bad you missed the vulture at Cannes (film festival) Make sure you don't miss...
(Uh-oh..maybe not good for a cooking carnival).. (haha)
ps: I'll be making that sourdough bread! Thanks! :)

I'm Haaretz, Ph.D. said...

Here's another recipe for carnivores, this time from I'm Ha'aretz, who tells us what to do with a piece of beef , and also lots of variations. He's definitely my kind of cook.

Hooray- my steak made it to the carnival. One tiny change though, I'm a she :)

Batya said...

please forgive me
I'm not perfect

Batya said...

excellent point of course