"To regret the past is like running after the wind"
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
Keftesde Prasa (beef and leek
(A Persian traditional Passover dish)
½ lb. ground
½ cup matzo
¼ cup fresh
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black
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
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
4. Form into
small patties, about 2½“across.
Fry in olive oil on both sides about 4-5 min.