Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kosher Cooking Carnival #35-procrastinator's edition

I have noone to blame but myself. After all, Batya did ask me to host way-back-when at the First Jewish Blogger's Convention. At the time, I said sure, thinking "November? NOVEMBER? I've got plenty of time to deal with that." And then she sent me a polite e-mail asking me what day I would put up the carnival. I chose November 23, still a month away.

Then the submissions started coming in. I put them in a "KCC" folder without even a glance.

And here it is November 22, 10:55 PM and I'm about to start putting this carnival together. Will it be an all-nighter? Probably. But as I said, I have noone to blame but myself.

So here goes. I hope it's coherent.

Did you know we're at the midpoint between Sukkot and Chanukah? Risa noticed, and has a special way to mark the occasion.

Coming to Israel? Confused about kashrut over here? Have no fear, Ben-Yehudah explains it in Esser Agaroth: Kashruth Certification Guide posted at Esser Agaroth. (Of course, you may want to consult your own Rabbi as well.)

You think all there is to eat in Israel is falafel or shwarma? Not quite. Ahuva Goldstand presents The top five Jerusalem foods you've never eaten - Jerusalem Metro Blog - posted at Jerusalemite blog.

Lady-Light tells us about Soup posted at Tikkun Olam. Soup, to her, is not just an "every day meal." It is warmth, it is home, it is FAMILY!

Speaking of soup, Elisson is MENTAL FOR LENTILS posted at Blog d'Elisson.

Well, by now we all know that Batya's husband won the waffle maker at the convention. Finally we get to see it in use over here. She gives us a recipe here.

Growing up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn the New York City Marathon was a big deal because the runners would burst through our neighborhood as they sprinted down Bedford Avenue. Everyone would be out to cheer them on and hand them orange slices and cups of water. Here is some advice on keeping kosher if you are a marathon runner. (I doubt that's something I'll ever have to worry about).

Apparently, Frum Satire ate his way through Kosherfest 2008. Stephen reports on this in KosherFest 2008 - COR (14159265), KosherFest 2008 - Shannon Road and KosherFest 2008 - Get HEALTHY AMERICA posted at KosherCookingCarnival.

Phyllis tells us about a unique restaurant in Closed on Shabbat....not just my blog! posted at Ima on (and off) the Bima: Jewish Parenting & Living from a MamaRabbi.

What would I do without Mom? It's never to early to start planning next year's menu. And if you want to use your microwave for more than just heating food up, Mom tells you how here and here.

What's the difference between eating lunch and doing lunch? Batya tells us!

Fiona King presents 100 Must-Have Sites for Vegans, Vegetarians and Locavores posted at Culinary School Guide.

Isn't that a gorgeous picture? Leora presents Mabul Cake posted at Here in HP.

My friend Ilana-Davita gives us tomatoes and scones. I've tried some of Ilana-Davita's recipes before; she is a great cook!

Batya does something shocking. Check it out here.

Ahuva introduces us to the man behind the famed Jerusalem Marzipan Rugalech. I actually just saw the guy taking out a tray of rugalech when I was at the shuk in Jerusalem last week.

Check out this chicken recipe that was inspired by a chef writing in an Israeli newspaper. I paired it with Ilana-Davita's lemon stuffing, and they couldn't get enough!

I guess it's not going to be an all-nighter after all. Before I leave I want to introduce you to two great Jewish foodie blogs. Both have beautiful pictures, recipes and all kinds of advice when it comes to food. I found the first, the Jew and the Carrot through my friend CK, and the second, Israeli Kitchen, through the aforementioned Mom.

Thank you to Batya for founding and managing the Kosher Cooking Carnivals. Thank you to my long-standing computer/internet for dummies teacher for teaching me how to upload a picture from one to blog to another.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of kosher cooking carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Two more things: spell check is not working on Blogger, so feel free to comment with spelling corrections. And, happy birthday to my brother, who probably is not reading this.

12:58 AM. Now that wasn't bad at all.

G'night, and happy Thanksgiving to all!


Leora said...

Yay! Complete with pictures. Great job.

SuperRaizy said...

Oh no! I thought we had until tomorrow to submit posts to you! I was going to write up a post tonight and send it to you, but I see that I'm too late. I'm sorry, I'll try to get something in earlier next time.

Batya said...

Great job m'dear, Thank You so much!!

mother in israel said...

Thank you Baila!

Anonymous said...

Great job.

Risa Tzohar said...

Thank you so much for a lovely job, and of course for the link. Talk about procrastinating...

Esser Agaroth said...


Thanks for hosting, and thanks for including me.

This Week's Carnival Links

Of course, one should consults one's rabbi. My Kashruth Certification Guide is only meant to assist people with recognition.


ahuva said...

Wow, well done (and particularly coherent too :) )

Thanks for including Jerusalemite!

Benji Lovitt said...

Wow, I had no idea that there were so many food-related posts. I should have submitted something.

Lady-Light said...

Thank you so much for your efforts, and thank you for including my post.
It just occured to me, Thanksgiving is this week, which is what I should write about, but I have no time!
But that pic of the chicken/turkey with the stuffing oozing out of it is making my mouth water. . .

Anonymous said...

u have been tagged

JJ said...

Bravo, well done! (no pun intended)

Baila said...

Thanks everyone! Let me know how the cooking goes.

Hindy Garfinkel said...

Thanks! This is great! How do you get involved in this? I have a kosher kitchen and a cooking blog...


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