Kinda Renegade Coffee

So today I’d like to explore coffee. Coffee is a passion of mine, and it is something that I love to find ‘new’ twists to. This week, I thought I’d explain how to make Turkish Coffee. This is surprisingly easy to do at home with your favorite ground coffee.

Turkish Coffee

Your Favorite Coffee
3 Tablespoons Cardamom
2 Tablespoons Ground Cloves

Start by preparing your coffee as you normally would, but add an extra scoop or two to make it strong.

Put the cardamom and cloves on the coffee and stir in.

Brew as normal and enjoy.

Now, the spices add a unique touch to this, and the flavor of the coffee will remain dancing on your lips for several hours. Ingenious how folks in the middle east can come up with such ideas! Trust me, i think you’ll all enjoy this coffee! Anyhow, until next time, Shalom and Good Cooking!

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January 30, 2008. drinks, recipes. Leave a comment.

Another Salad and Nifty Links

And welcome! First, i wanted to share that Citizen Voices is supposed to go live today. Here’s your chance to start seeing my thoughts on political matters, not just food! Next, I wanted to share this cute video which was done by a friend of a friend of my aunt, if that makes any sense? Really cute, since I want a Vespa so much! For today’s recipe, I wanted to look over an old recipe my neighbors, and then my mom, used to make EVERY summer when cucumbers were in season. I think I got the recipe as close to theirs as I can, but… It’s my own twist.

Cucumber Salad

8 Cups Cucumbers, Sliced Thinly
1 Medium Sweet Onion, Sliced and Halved Twice
1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Cups White Sugar
5 1/2 Teaspoons Salt

Mix and Serve.
Serves 10

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 162 g
Calories 175
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1281mg
Total Carbohydrates 45.5g
Dietary Fiber 0.6g
Sugars 43.2g
Protein 0.6g

There we go! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! It’s very refreshing! Also, a reminder that THIS WEEK is the Torah portion where Torah was given over! 🙂 Enjoy! Until next time, Shalom and Good Cooking!

January 24, 2008. recipes, salad. Leave a comment.

School and Melts!

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Here we go, another week & another article! As you can see from the picture above, the food of this week is melts! Mmmmmmm, melts are so, so good… Let’s start with a basic treat I like to cook up. We start with a bagel, and spread the top with LOTS of smear (Cream cheese). Then we slice our favorite pepper up, and sprinkle that on top. Finally, toast the bagel halves for about 2-3 minutes in a toaster oven, or just microwave for the same time. Mmm, this is so damn good! Great way to wake yourself up, I bet! Next up is tuna melts. Damn, are they good! Let’s do this one up recipe-style:

Tuna Melts

1 can tuna
1 dab brown mustard
1 dab relish
1 dab minced garlic
1 dab minced onions
1/4 cup mayo
cheese

Mix all but the cheese together & spread on slices of bread.

Top with cheese, then bake for 5-10 minutes in a 350 F oven.

Take out, let cool for a minute, and serve.

Mmmmmmm, this is a dish best served on a cool night when there’s no tomato soup in the house. Its a delicious dinner, and another favorite of mine. Now, before I scoot, I wanted you all to know that Wednesday night, your favorite Kosher blogger starts his culinary schooling. YES! By the end of may, I’ll be a Pastry Chef! Wanna Donate? Hit me up!
Yes, the ‘Send Renegade Kosher Thru Culinary School’ fund is alive. Help me out, and let’s bring more awesome food to you, my readers! Until next time, Shalom, and Good Cooking!

January 14, 2008. bread, main courses, Personal, recipes, side dishes, snacks. Leave a comment.

Sammiches, Ralph Wiggum, and Kosher Chocolate!

ralph for President '08!
So, it’s time for another article! Yes, another article! I proudly support Ralph Wiggum for president, so in honor of him, we have a basic recipe even HE can enjoy!

Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Buy chocolate from TotallyChocolate.com.

Give to Significant other.

Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Okay, that was more for fun, and an excuse to plug these guys NOW for custom KOSHER gifts. 🙂 Seriously, though, we need more sweets. And let’s share some of my comfort food! Let’s make our own fluff to start!

Kosher Fluff

1 Bag Kosher Marshmallows

Put marshmallows in microwavable bowl and microwave on Medium for 1 minute.
Stir for 10-20 seconds with a spatula until smooth.

So now we have kosher fluff! From here, we can make TWO different snacks: Fluffernutters & S’mores sandwiches!

S’Mores Sandwiches

Kosher Fluff
Gram Crackers, Crumbled
1 King-Size Chocolate Bar
White Bread

Spread fluff on a slice of bread.
Sprinkle cracker crumbs on the fluff.
Lay pieces of chocolate on the crumbs, then top with another slice of bread.
Nuke for 20 seconds on medium-high.
Press together & eat.

Fluffernutters

bread
kosher fluff
peanut butter

Spread fluff on one slice.
Spread peanut butter on the other slice.
Press together and eat.

Nummy nomnomnom food! 🙂 If these were Krystal’s sammiches, she’d have eaten them! Anyhow, hope you enjoy these treats as much as I do! 🙂 Until next time, Shalom and Good Cooking!

January 6, 2008. dessert, Kosher Links, Personal, recipes, snacks, Trayfe-to-Kosher Challenge. 2 comments.