Original Appetizer



I have to tell you that I did not invent this name for it! Had I done that, I would’ve come up with something a bit more – ummm… – original.  But this is the name you find in the menus of all Russian restaurants (Original’naya Zakuska), and the reasons it has made its way to our Shavuos table are twofold: first, “the original” original appetizer is dairy, although I make it pareve; second, it’s the combination of colors again, white and green.  Once it appeared, years ago, it has become everybody’s favorite, and justifiably so – it is delicious. It is also fast and easy to make – but it disappears even faster!

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I apologize for a blurry photo, but my feline helper Barmalei was again nudging my elbow. By the time I realized that looking at this picture, you might think you’ve already had a…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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