Friday, October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013


A Thought for Today

"To regret the past is like running after the wind"

                                                    Russian proverb

A Piece of My Work

December 12, 2012 - The Lady Doctor

My father gave my brother who was a surgeon a fine Lladro piece of porcelain showing a physician. I inherited this from my brother and we kept it on the shelf in the living room. One day, some lady friends came for dinner and, while saying that they liked the Lladro, were asking us why we don't have a lady partner to the it. Here it is, the Lady Doctor.


A Recipe for Today

Keftes  de Prasa (beef and leek croquettes)

(A Persian traditional Passover dish)


4 large leeks

½ lb. ground beef

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup matzo meal

¼ cup fresh dill, minced

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper


Olive oil for frying


1 lemon cut into wedges for garnish




1. Wash well the leeks. Trim the root and discard the tough outer leaves. Cut crosswise into thin slices and swish in a bowl of water, changing the water two or three times to be sure the leeks are free of dirt.


2. Put the leeks in a saucepan and cover with water and 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the leeks are soft, about 30 min. Drain the leeks in a colander and cool. When the leeks are cool, squeeze out as much water as possible.


3. Place the leeks in a mixing bowl with the meat, eggs, matzo meal, dill, the rest of the salt, and pepper. Mix well. Place a small piece of the mixture in boiling water, cook and taste.

4. Form into small patties, about 2½“across. Fry in olive oil on both sides about 4-5 min.


Makes about 22 patties. 

Each croquettes = 250 cal.