You know, gribenes! Little bits of yum! Because sometimes you don't need to eat the whole brisket that is the financial collapse or election. (Can you tell I am preparing to get my Rosh Hashanah eat on?)
- Here is an excellent article about fat and why you should go eat some right now. (As always, ignore the letters section of Salon, unless you are suffering from dangerously low blood pressure and need it to go way up in the next two minutes.)
- Yesterday when picking Sophia up from preschool, I heard a squeaking noise coming from above. I looked up to see a hawk with a rat in its talons land on a low area of a church roof (maybe six feet off the ground), reposition its shrieking bounty, and fly off above the dorms. It was the best urban nature sighting EVER, even if it did leave me with some difficult explaining to do. ("Some animals eat other animals!" Sophia now tells me. As far as she knows, this applies to ostriches and pigeons.)
- If you celebrate Rosh Hashanah, if you eat low carb or gluten free, or if you just like recipes, please to check out this recipe for Low Carb Honey Cake. I made a version with xylitol and stevia plus honey last year, and people actually abandoned a chocolate mousse cake to eat it! If you don't low carb, just use the sweetener of your choice. The almond meal makes it less susceptible to weird texture or collapse (as a result of changing the chemistry), so you can play around with it a little more. Anyway, it's a really, really good cake.
- Gribenes. Now THOSE have crack in them.