Gato de Muez de Pesah Walnut and Orange Passover Cake

I am at my sister’s in NYC and sifting through old recipes and photos. This is from 2011.
When I googled this recipe title, from the one she wrote down on a piece of composition paper, I discovered that it is from The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York by Claudia Roden who says it is the Passover Cake of Istanbul and it is imperative to use walnuts that are not stale! You can see the actual recipe in the link above, if you have trouble viewing the handwritten version

Here is a  link to a Youtube Video with
Claudia Roden an Interview on Jewish Food from the British Library 

The photo of the recipe cuts off the word STIFF but that is how you need to beat those egg whites.

 

Above The West Village Knit and Needle

Above The West Village Knit and Needle

Always good to get souvenir yarn.

My sister waited outside the Yarn shop while I popped inside. We were walking back from the parking garage by the River.

Mary had spotted the handsome dog above the entrance.

I bought a couple of skeins of Tuscan Gold DK weight yarn -50% silk 50% Merino wool by Rosie’s Colors in Brooklyn.

Sandcastle at Brookfield Place NYC Guest blog

My sister sent this photo from Brookfield Place

The castle was built by Sand Sculptor Matt Long for this Sand Celebration now until August 14th.

Click his name to see more of his amazing sand sculptures.

New York City Sandcastle

Our Grandmother Made This

My sister sent me this photo of the doily our paternal grandmother made. It sits on a chair at my sister’s home. Years ago, I’d stitched it onto the solid fabric pillow.

It’s a good way to display an old fashioned hand crocheted doily. The shape suggests it was to protect the chair back where your head would rest.

Certainly we’ve spent a lot of time at home this past year.

NYC Mouse and Pharmacy Windows Guest Gallery

My sister captured two different Christmas windows in NYC in her neighborhood. It’s tricky shooting through the glass. Seeing as I’m not going anywhere I appreciate the blog contributions.

One with a mouse theme and the other a Christmas village in the Pharmacy window.

Around NYC Guest Blog

LEGO Store

My sister sent me some photos of store windows (my favorite is LEGO store) from a walk around the city

Love the TAXI shoes
Angels at Rockefeller Center
Window reflections

You can eat a lot of things, getting to what you really wanted in the first place.

This post was first seen on April 18, 2011

Nov 9, 2020 I’ve been thinking about eating onion rings. I told my sister on the phone. She remembered I had this photo of her at Cowgirls Restaurant taken in 2011. Do you have something you’ve wanted to eat but substituted other choices?

April 18,2011-The last couple of days has been lovely eggplants and inviting mangoes still-lifes. Time to shake things up. Cowgirl Restaurant offers a FOOT high tower of onion rings on their menu. Mary suggested it for a starter. The party of 5 at the adjoining table ordered one, too. The tower is reminiscent of the kids’ game Ring Toss or those stacking towers of graduated size doughnut rings on the white base. When it’s brought to the table, other diners can’t help but stare and there’s an audible response as they watch it served. There are healthier choices available- corn chips and blackeyed peas salsa or the “made fresh twice daily” guacamole with onions, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. Someone had a birthday celebration and you should have heard the giant triangle being stuck repeatedly to get everyone to sing.

No room for dessert- no peach blueberry cobbler , no lemon meringue pie but one of their specialties is Cowgirl’s Original Ice Cream Baked Potato -vanilla ice cream shaped like a big ol’ spud, dusted in cocoa and topped with loads of hot fudge, chopped pecans, whipped cream and a little pat of butter (frosting.)

All I searched for was onion rings Rutheh and this came right up.