Delights from the Garden of Eden is an Iraqi cookbook. The author shares a few select recipes on her site. Check it out: Delights from the Garden of Eden
Monthly Archives: September 2007
Great salad – easy and full of great flavour. I would recommend cutting down the sugar content (recipe calls for 1/2 cup – which is WAY too much!) My mom usually subs in orange juice instead of sugar in recipes. Play around with it. I think I got this from the Netivot HaTorah recipe book, “gatherings.”
- sugar (calls for 1/2 cup – but that’s outrageous!)
- 3/4 canola oil
- 1/3 balsamic vinegar (I like a lighter vinegar with this salad personally)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 8 cups mesculun mix
- 2 cups sweet & dried cranberries
- 8 ounces strawberries quartered
- 1 large mango – peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1 cup slivered almonds
Serves 6-8 people.
“You shall live in booths [sukkot] seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I am the Lord your God.”
(Leviticus 23; 42-45)
Today marks the first day of Sukkot (lit. ‘booths’), which began yesterday evening. For the next seven days, Jews all over the world will be eating (and some sleeping!) in ‘temporary booths’ commemorating the 40 years that the Children of Israel wandered in the desert. Stepping out of the more ‘permanent structures’, we remind ourselves of the impermanence of many things in our lives and, a chance to connect with the Jewish historical experiences: with our ancestors who wandered so long in the desert. To learn more Click Here.
With the very controversial visit of the bizarre Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday at Columbia University and yesterday at the United Nations, one wonders about the Jewish community in Iran. Here’s an interesting piece from youtube.com showing a sliver of rarely heard Jewish community. While this isn’t specifically about cooking, it is of interest to us.