A good friend of mine gave me some zucchini from her garden that were absolutely HUGE! I am still coming up with some good zucchini recipes that do them justice. They are so delicious! Fresh is always best, and even better when they have been grown with love. I make tomato tarts quite often, and I use a wide variety of tomatoes. I especially love using the heirloom tomatoes. This was the first time I decided to make them with zucchini though. I don’t know why I never tried this before because I love both tomatoes and zucchini, as well as almost all other vegetables, but there is a first time for everything I guess. Now I know I will definitely be doing this again; real soon. Adding lemon to dishes really seems to make them perfect for spring and summer, and it just seems to make them really fresh…
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Pork Marsala with Mushrooms
1/4 cup all-purpose or gluten-free or low carb flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound boneless pork loin chops, about 3/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 minced garlic clove
1 shallot, minced
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream
Cut the pork chops in half lengthwise. Mix flour, salt, garlic powder, and oregano together in a medium bowl. Add pork and toss until well coated. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture and set aside.
Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the pork cutlets in the skillet in a single layer, and cook, turning occasionally, until brown on both sides. Place the pork on a plate.
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First time I made stir fry I didn’t even have a wok to cook it in. I searched for a recipe, since a friend of mine told me I had to try it out, you have to understand it was years ago when such dishes weren’t even on the menus of restaurants in Zagreb. After finding the recipe, the only thing left was to actually find a store selling all of the ingredients needed, even felt like I was on a treasure hunt. Nevertheless I found all the ingredients and used the largest pan I had to prepare it in.
It was so simple to make and all of those flavours got me to fall in love with this way of preparing vegetables and meat. After that, I got a wok for my birthday and until today I’ve cooked in it so much that I’ve replaced it a couple of…
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This might be a difficult concept to understand, but love is an obligation, a duty. This is contrary to the image created by popular culture, from Ancient Greeks and Romans, to Shakespeare, to romantic movies on Netflix.
The mythical Amur, or Cupid, is a cute mischievous child armed with bow and arrows who blindly shoots unsuspecting mortals through their hearts and laughs his curly head off when they fall in love. A wealth of world art has been inspired by this little prankster. However, Judaism perceives love as “the emotional pleasure a human being experiences when he understands and focuses on the virtues of another human being.” Rabbi Noah Weinberg, the dean and founder of the worldwide educational organization Aish HaTorah, explains that “love, therefore, is overwhelmingly dependent upon how one views another person. If we choose to focus on a person’s virtues, we will love them. If…
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You’ve heard all kinds of jokes about Jewish Time. It is tacitly assumed that “standard Jewish time” is about thirty minutes later than regular time. For instance, if an invitation is issued for, say, three o’clock in the afternoon, it’s a good idea to clarify whether you are expected there on time or on standard Jewish time, otherwise you risk catching your hosts still putting on finishing touches. King Solomon, the wisest man on Earth, remarked, “That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. There is nothing new under the sun” (Koheles, Chapter 1). Throughout the ages, philosophers of many different cultures interpreted this statement as either the Oedipal vision of fate – what will be, shall be, no matter what we do – or the linear ascent in pursuit of – well, whatever one…
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