Dec. 15

I never should have had that first bite of an authentic sufganyot. i just happened to have been in Israel at Chanukah one year and every where you looked, there were sufganyot,a doughnut like creation , filled with jelly or whatever the pastry maven puts in the center. Taste one and you are hooked for life.  The closest we have here in the states are beignet’s. A jelly filled doughnut hole from Dunkin Doughnut isn’t close. So my project today was to make some. I Googled then went to YouTube. I did everything right,yeast, sugar, rising,frying in a lot of hot oil. Nothing . Tasted like fried cake.Now I have a recipe for beignets that I will try. Too bad that I left my Commander’s cookbook in Venice. I have a great beignet recipe from it. I don’t want to be a name dropper, but.. When I was standing in line to get seated at Commander’s in New Orleans,Ti Brennen , a family member of that restaurant came  by and I told her that I was working my way through their cookbook. I also told her that we make our reservations with them first, and then get our plane tickets. Now my BFF, she told me to call her anytime I had a problem with reservations. I won’t ,but it’s a fun memory. I will try a few more times with these sufganyot . By the time I get them right Chanukah will be over and I will have to find another project.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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