Showing posts with label Great Lent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Great Lent. Show all posts

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Plenty of Veggies

Just in time for Great Lent, a lovely cookbook: "Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi."
Recipes are very simple: eggplant with pomegranate, za'atar and buttermilk sauce (pictured); beet, orange and olive salad; caramelized fennel with goat cheese; quinoa salad with dried Persian lime ....
Chef Yotam Ottolenghi also wrote a Jerusalem cookbook.
Separately, a new take on grilled cheese, Sfakianopita, a Greek flat bread, which seems to be a version of the famed plakotiganites yiayia prepared but no one can duplicate. The recipe was featured on an episode of the Cooking Odyssey on PBS, which maintains a fabulous list of Greek recipes

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Important Orthodox Events!

For those curious about the Orthodox Church, some interesting events online, in Chicago and in New York:

1. Viritual Orthodox Education conference -- no special software needed! First annual event, registration starts at $39. All lecturers and topics outlined in link above.
  When: Feb. 11 and 12

2. Metropolitan Kallistos Ware is speaking in three Chicago-area lectures in February. He's always intellectual, funny and sweet in his delivery. He's a British convert and author of the books on tradition: The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way.
Lecture:Orthodox-Evangelical Dialogue: What Have We to Learn from One Another?”
  Where: Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center,
       501 College Ave. Wheaton, IL
  When: Monday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
Lecture: Word and Silence in the Philokalia” (Feb. 22) & “Orthodox and Evangelicals: What Do We Have to Learn From Each Other?” (Feb. 23)
  Where: Anderson Chapel, North Park University
       3225 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL
  When: Feb. 22, Feb 23 at 7 p.m.

3. Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, a 44-year-old musician, author and Russian Orthodox Church leader, is in New York for the concert debut of his St. Matthew Passion, and giving a lecture on iconography.
Lecture: The Meaning of Icon in the Orthodox Church
  Where: St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary
       575 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers, NY
  When: Saturday, Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Concert: Hilarion St Matthew Passion debut, Salome Chamber Orchestra
  Where: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church,
       405 W. 59th St., New York, NY
  When: Monday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.