I’m just back from 24 hours without heat, light or (gasp!) phone service. Me and 249,999 other homes on the Costa Brava, and all because of a freaky, freaky snow storm. So much for life in a temperate zone! Blinding, slushy snow for a good 10 hours, violent winds, fences down, trees down, lamp posts down, major car accidents – and that’s just on my street (no kidding)! I know, I know, I’m not telling you anything new. My payback, perhaps, for gloating last week about prancing around in sandals already. Whatever the reason, the skies opened up, let it rip and then, as soon as major amounts of damage were done, settled right down again. Out came the sun as if nothing had happened.
On an ironically related note (draw your own analogies), I’ve just completed my new Passover recipe folio, called “A la Muestra!” Our way. Sephardic style. The publication began as a companion piece to my Rhodesli Passover cooking workshop, but has since taken on a life of its own; this year I’ve expanded the recipe section and written menus for four different seders: meat, fish, vegatarian and yes, even vegan! The majority of these recipes are family heirlooms that will never find their way into the blog.
Follow this link to my sister site to learn more and to order a copy for yourself or as a gift (the folio is an e-book, delivered to you in downloadable pdf format). And drop me a line if there’s something about it you’d’ like to know!
Think of spring and…