Sunday, January 22, 2023

Shmoozed With Young Friends

When I discovered that Yael and Tova do a weekly podcast about "old" TV shows I revealed that Andy Kaufman of TAXI and the inspiration for the biopic Man on The Moon had been in high school with me. They invited me to join them on one of their podcasts.

It took a few months for us to actually get together on it. The first date they had hoped for found me hospitalized. Finally they filmed me in their "studio" in nearby Shvut Rachel last week.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Easy and Quick Vegetable and Orange Lentil Soup


I've been craving my homemade vegetable soup for quite a while, and I didn't have much patience to wait. An easy shortcut requires a can of beans, but we didn't have any. then I remembered the orange lentils I had bought. They cook up very quickly.

Ingredients (I don't measure exactly, so there's no need to obsess about exact quantities)

  • large onion
  • medium squash
  • nice sized chunk of sweet potato
  • celeriac
  • coarse salt, pepper (coarse is best,) parsley-- either fresh or dehydrated
  • if you have carrots, add one or more, mushrooms also good, ditto for fresh parsley or celery

  • cut in small chunks or slices
  • put all in a large pot
  • start sautéing in oil
  • add at least a half cup of orange lentils
  • boil a couple of liters of water
  • add the boiling water and cover
  • as soon as the soup begins to boil, turn down the flame to just simmer

Cook until it's all soft, and the lentils are mushy.