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Everywhere I go these days I see a copy of Jerusalem, A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi and so I finally bought a copy.  Steve, my dear husband, took to it like a duck to water and began asking me to make something from it.  I’m not much of a follower of recipes and, in fact, hate to cook from one, but loving him as I do I asked him to pick a recipe that he thought he would like.  He chose Mejadra, a beautifully-flavored mix of lentils and rice with fried onions that the authors say is a favorite peasant dish.  The lentils and rice part was easy, but frying the onions in the summer heat was not.  But, I did it and we had quite a nice dinner with plenty of left-overs.  Since I don’t think it fair to publish another cook’s recipe, I will leave it to you to buy this cookbook and try the recipe yourself.  However, the fried onions reminded me of those canned French’s Fried Onions that find their way to that Thanksgiving green bean casserole and I threatened to use them should he ask me to make the dish again.  Believe me it was an idle threat as I have lived almost 75 years without them and hope to continue making things “from scratch” for the remainder of my years.



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