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Spring Gourmet: Marinated Leaf Lettuce

Spring Gourmet: Marinated Leaf Lettuce

By a strange coincidence as I was preparing to write this, a post showed up in my reader with some research on the origins of this recipe. Apparently it has some Jewish roots and comes from the regions of Ukraine and Moldova, where people enjoyed it for years with a myriad of variations. It has…

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Old Soviet Movies:The Circus (1936)

Old Soviet Movies:The Circus (1936)

Although The Circus (Tsirk) was made in 1936 it was still shown on TV in the 1970’s and 80’s and the songs took on the life of their own with “My Country is So Vast” (Shiroka Strana Moya Rodnaya) becoming the Soviet equivalent of  “God Bless America”. The movie is beautifully done propaganda piece for…

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Death In Mid-Sentence

Death In Mid-Sentence

Few days ago a Russian writer and a blogger passed away. One minute he was discussing something pedestrian, like finding chemicals to develop photo-film, and the next minute he was found dead on his own porch. By some cruel twist of fate his last words weren’t something profound, something to be passed  around as quotes…

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O Come All Ye Gentiles!

O Come All Ye Gentiles!

The Jewish Holiday of Passover is coming up and many of you are seeing boxes of matzos piled somewhere in a more visible location than usual in your grocery store. The truth is, matzos are sold year round in most stores and despite having only two ingredients they are as delicious as any plain crackers,…

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Where Rail Crosses Trail

Where Rail Crosses Trail

When the weather forecast for the weekend was published few days ago, I knew it was time to get out of town for few hours. Nothing clears out the mind like two hundred miles in rural Kansas on a first sunny and warm Sunday of the year. I started to look for a place to…

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