Thursday Musings


Post title borrowed and adapted from Jewwishes’ Monday Musings

– Is the fact that I dreamt about school last night an indication that I should delve into the new textbooks, plan and prepare lessons? I will have two post-high school classes for the first time from September so I suppose my subconscious is telling me to be prepared.

– Why do some folks constantly advertize their whereabouts, actions, blog post and whatever befall them via Titter and FB and never visit other people’s blogs? The same applies to people who ask questions via the same media but never care to answer queries posted by others.

– I am subscribed to Halocho a day, a useful app on Facebook. Yet I was startled to read the following this morning:

Yesterday we learnt that the custom is to not eat meat and chicken and to not drink wine during the 9 days except on Shabbat.
How does one make Havdala this week?
One makes Havdala as usual this week using wine (and spices and a candle).
If there is a small child who can drink most of the cup of wine, then one gives it to him to drink. If not, then the person making Havdala drinks the wine.
Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 122:8

I understand that this is the law but knowing what we know today about the dangers of alcohol on children, I found it surprising that the author of this daily post hadn’t added a warning about alcohol or advised grape juice instead of wine.

– I cooked haddock for lunch today and everybody loved it. Place haddock in a shallow baking dish. Cover with milk and a little cream. Add sliced shallots, lots of pepper and red pepper flakes. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes.

– Blog hopping can lead to wonderful discoveries. As I was reading the latest edition of kcc this morning, I clicked a link to Mimi’s kitchen to read her recipe for schnitzel. There one comment by Abbi praising a blog in Mimi’s food site list attracted my attention so I clicked on the link and stayed there for about an hour. Go to 101cookbooks and discover for yourself this wonderful healthy recipe journal.