Review with Broccoli

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Who Knew That Broccoli and Popcorn Go Together?

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16 thoughts on “Review with Broccoli

  • I have read Debbie’s salad (yummy) and visited Samantha’s blog. Thanks for sharing great links and including mine. Does it make it sound like mine is great too? 🙂
    Shabbat Shalom!

    • You don’t like broccoli? It’s one of my favorite foods. All I need is it to be fresh steamed. Popcorn is low down on the list of my food choices.

      • I’m totally with you on this, Leora. The trick is not to overcook broccoli (or any other green) – steam til a nice bright green, still a bit of crunch, al dente. When I want it for Shabbos, I quick boil it, and add other quick boiled vegetables (carrots, onions) and serve at room temperature with oil (sesame) and vinegar (umeboshi). Trying to reheat vegetables like broccoli doesn’t work well.

      • I end up eating mostly cold (room temperature in New Jersey these days is basically cold) food for lunch on Shabbos. For warmth, I do tea or coffee. Somehow, I’m never in the mood for warm squash or sweet potato in the middle of the day. I often eat these warm on Friday night. Sigh, I don’t care for the overheated Shabbos food.

  • I just watched the video about Jewish life in Holland. The Netherlands is one of the last places I would expect such intolerance to happen! It’s sad. Very sad,

    • Unfortunately, this is happening all over Europe. A friend who lives in Paris says whatever one hears in the news, it is ten times worse. Of course, we hear *nothing* in the news…

  • Thank you for the info Leora..I will check that out. My mother-in-law would not talk about this for years and years until she was in her late 70’s. She thinks that her brother Sally would have more info also…makes me just…can’t put it into words….

    • Best of luck to you on finding the information, Michelle. Your mother-in-law is not alone in not wanting to talk about this terrible period in history. I had a teacher who would not talk about his experiences, even though students would sometimes ask. Many others have had the same experience. It is often difficult for the offspring of Holocaust survivors.

      • There is a new cookbook out called Holocaust Survivor Cookbook – we all know how important recipes from our families are, but this also includes stories from the Holocaust and photos. They are working on their next edition, looking for more recipes and stories. See This is a beautiful tribute to the many who were horribly tragically murdered and to all those many more who suffered unbelievably. I too am a second generation and also wasn’t told much – as my mother had said, if you weren’t there, you wouldn’t understand. I hope I can do them justice and find something to contribute to the next edition.

      • Leora…a blogger friend has been locating and translating from German about Leo Kahn and the town they lived in and it has been most helpful. I should talk (maybe) to some of the other siblings, but I have only seen the Uncle once. He and one of his sisters are Hassid and the other sister orthodox and my MIL reformed. I have been able to find info to give to my husband and his brothers that they did not have access to so that is a good thing. I hope to find info on the grandmother’s family…but it is so emotional and exhausting for me…I just can’t understand the evil..but I feel it as I am researching…

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