I never forget there are mysterious forces at work

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…

Stay warm!



Filed under Holidays (fiestas judias), Recipes

3 responses to “I never forget there are mysterious forces at work

  1. diane m.t. nester

    Just finished reading your Passover folio. Janet, you’ve managed to do the impossible. I’m actually looking forward to cooking again! Like Julie in Julie and Julia, I now want to cook my way through all of your recipes. Sweet Kalavasa looks like an easy (and delicious) place to start.
    Thanks for providing this wonderful resource.

    • diane

      I picked the right recipe to start with. Not only was it simple, but my DH said it was the best I’d ever made (or maybe it was the best he’d ever eaten)! Can’t wait for tonight’s dinner. Thanks again for the recipes.

    • Janet Amateau

      That’s great! Thanks for writing to let me know. — JA

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