Some of us are fascinated with numbers and we see beauty in them, but maybe don’t know to explain easily why, or what numbers actually are. We might say quickly 1, 2, 3, … , when asked about them, but we might need to think a little bit longer to say that numbers are abstractions, and they have nothing to do with the characteristics of the things we are counting.
Month: December 2014
One of the most versatile pastries, that always gives you good results, is the famous linzer. You make the dough, you cut out different shapes from it, and then decorate them reflecting the occasion. It can be a circle, a square with flouted edges, a heart, a star, a tree, or your favorite animal if you happen to have a cutter in its shape – anything you like, really.
One of the joys of the Christmas season is re-discovering our treasured Christmas ornaments that are so meaningful for us. Here is a selection of some of those favorites. A karácsonyi ünnepek egyik örömteljes pillanata az, amikor újra felfedezzük féltve őrzött karácsonyfadíszeinket, amelyek oly sokat jelentenek számunkra.
“Do you want one?” a student asked me. Not really knowing what she was offering or what I was going to do with it once I had it, I quickly said, “Yes, sure.” I wanted to be polite. It was my first year of teaching at Seattle Preparatory School in Seattle, WA.
Many of us have numerous recipes hand-written in notebooks or on recipe cards, clippings from newspapers and magazines in a folder or drawer waiting be tried, recipes saved on our computer or bookmarked online. Some of us take pride in organizing them better than others, and some of us don’t care too much about this because if a recipe is needed, we can simply search the web.
I like simplicity in everything, including Christmas decorating. Too many lights, too many artificial things displayed, and too much glitter – it’s just too much for me. I believe, less can be more.
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it.” — Albert Einstein
While looking through The Whole Foods Market Cookbook, I came across an interesting recipe for turkey meatballs. These meatballs are very different from those I grew up with.
Thanksgiving, this special American national holiday, is always the fourth Thursday of November. Family members (and often friends) get together over a big feast of turkey (even though in these days turkey meat is not necessarily served) and give thanks for the blessings of the year.