I wonder if the smell of artichokes cooking will remind my kids of home. That smell can make me cry. It brings back childhood memories, and makes me miss the most powerful women in my life, my grandmother and my mother.
As a kid, I ate a lot of artichokes. I loved the eating method, petal by petal (it’s a flower), until I got to the heart and gave it to someone else. Eating a heart seemed harsh at age seven. Or maybe I was traumatized by my uncle’s story about his aunt, my grandmother’s sister, who choked to death at age six after she ate the hairy part that is attached to the heart. For years I believed it was a true story. As I remember, artichokes have a long season in Israel (here, the season is from Spring until the beginning of Summer.)
I found this video of Alex, at age two, Juicing his own Carrot Beet juice. He is so cute in this video. Don’t miss the best funny part of it. Till this day, this little one makes his own vegetable juices. Enjoy xx
Kale recipes never get me as many “Likes” as sweet recipes. I understand, completely. I wasn’t excited about kale either, until I finally learned how to cook it properly. I do think kale needs some help to become more delightful and appealing to my taste buds, but really, as I discovered, with the right food combinations, cooking technique, and the perfect amount of seasoning, it’s actually amazing! And, if it helps psychologically, it’s an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins (A, C, K, B6), minerals (calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, iron, and magnesium), and protein. No wonder it attracts all those stubborn tiny aphids that won’t let go of the leaves just by washing them in cold water. The only way to get rid of them is to soak the kale in cold salted water for at least ten minutes. But after that, it takes about ten minutes to prepare this healthy little breakfast, which keeps me positive and full until our late lunch/early dinner. Continue reading →