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This is like arguing about what goes on latkes. It’s a non-starter discussion for me. Sour cream and salt, FTW.
ronniefein:

 
“There’s no French Toast during Passover.” That’s what I told my grandkids when they were here for a few days for Seders and sleepovers. They’re used to French Toast when they come to grandma’s house because I always have a spare challah in the freezer, or we make one and then have leftovers, and everyone on earth knows that the best French Toast is made with challah.
But never mind that. “Israeli Toast” is on the menu, is what I told them.
You know. Matzo Brei. It’s the same thing as French Toast but instead of using bread, you use matzo. 
But here’s a dilemma. Topping for French Toast is easy: either maple syrup, cinnamon sugar or jelly. A lot of people do the same for Matzo Brei. But when I was a little girl my grandma served Matzo Brei sprinkled with salt and topped with a big blob of sour cream. Sometimes applesauce.
My husband Ed always thought this was weird. But it’s how I served it to my own daughters too, who think it’s weird to drizzle matzo brei with anything as sweet as maple syrup. If I had sour cream in the fridge, that’s what they would choose. But we’ve switched to fat-free Greek yogurt instead.
“Israeli Toast” or Matzo Brei is so easy to make. And a delicious switch from every other cereal-based breakfast. So if you want to give it a try, here’s my recipe:
Matzo Brei
1 piece of matzo
hot water
1 large egg
salt
butter
sour cream or plain Greek style yogurt
Break the matzo into small pieces into a bowl. Cover with hot water and let it soak until the pieces are soft. Drain any non-absorbed water, then squeeze the pieces to extract as much excess water as possible. Add the egg to the soft matzo pieces and mix until the matzo and egg are well combined. Sprinkle to taste with salt. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the butter has melted and looks foamy, add the egg-matzo mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy. Serve with sour cream or plain yogurt, or, if you must, with maple syrup. Makes one serving (but you can double, triple or even quadruple the recipe and use a bigger pan)
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This is like arguing about what goes on latkes. It’s a non-starter discussion for me. Sour cream and salt, FTW.

ronniefein:

“There’s no French Toast during Passover.” That’s what I told my grandkids when they were here for a few days for Seders and sleepovers. They’re used to French Toast when they come to grandma’s house because I always have a spare challah in the freezer, or we make one and then have leftovers, and everyone on earth knows that the best French Toast is made with challah.

But never mind that. “Israeli Toast” is on the menu, is what I told them.

You know. Matzo Brei. It’s the same thing as French Toast but instead of using bread, you use matzo. 

But here’s a dilemma. Topping for French Toast is easy: either maple syrup, cinnamon sugar or jelly. A lot of people do the same for Matzo Brei. But when I was a little girl my grandma served Matzo Brei sprinkled with salt and topped with a big blob of sour cream. Sometimes applesauce.

My husband Ed always thought this was weird. But it’s how I served it to my own daughters too, who think it’s weird to drizzle matzo brei with anything as sweet as maple syrup. If I had sour cream in the fridge, that’s what they would choose. But we’ve switched to fat-free Greek yogurt instead.

“Israeli Toast” or Matzo Brei is so easy to make. And a delicious switch from every other cereal-based breakfast. So if you want to give it a try, here’s my recipe:

Matzo Brei

1 piece of matzo

hot water

1 large egg

salt

butter

sour cream or plain Greek style yogurt

Break the matzo into small pieces into a bowl. Cover with hot water and let it soak until the pieces are soft. Drain any non-absorbed water, then squeeze the pieces to extract as much excess water as possible. Add the egg to the soft matzo pieces and mix until the matzo and egg are well combined. Sprinkle to taste with salt. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the butter has melted and looks foamy, add the egg-matzo mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy. Serve with sour cream or plain yogurt, or, if you must, with maple syrup. Makes one serving (but you can double, triple or even quadruple the recipe and use a bigger pan)

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People will kill each other for a parking space in New York. Because they think, ‘If I don’t get this one, I may never get a space. I’ll be circling for months until somebody goes out to the Hamptons.’ Everybody in New York City knows there’s gotta be way more cars than parking spaces. You see cars driving in New York all hours of the night. It’s like musical chairs, except everybody sat down around 1964.
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Continuations: NY Times Pay Fence and Kickstarter

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Yesterday, the New York Times announced its long awaited pay fence. Today, we announced our investment in Kickstarter. These two represent different models for sustaining efforts that are socially important but are having their previous financial models disrupted by the Internet:…

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A full scale vascular model with all of the major arteries made completely of hand-blown glass. (via)

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That wasn’t sex, it was naked poetry.
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On your way to millions of users, don’t forget you have to get 1,000 happy users first.
How to Keep Your First 1,000 Users | Vinicius Vacanti Good post/advice if you’re just getting started - cluck through for the full list of tips. (via Instapaper)

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ronniefein:

Cooking with kids is a world of opportunities. Yes, yes, yes, we’ve all read about how it helps build creativity and teaches them the value of experimentation. How it helps teach basic math and measurement skills and maybe even encourages them to taste something new.
But it’s also a thrilling lesson in human dynamics for grownups.
Consider this photo of Lila and Nina, my two grand daughters, making cake batter with me. Do I need to tell anyone what’s going on here?
Who’s older? Who’s neater? Do they like what they’re tasting? Have they listened to their parents’ lesson about not eating from the same fork (spoon, spatula) as someone else?
It’s like when you read a book to a kid and not just read the words but also talk about the expressions on the characters’ faces.
As they say, a picture tells a thousand words.
They liked the cake. Yellow cake. Here’s the recipe.
Yellow Cake
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour (measure after sifting)
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer set at medium speed, beat the butter and sugar together for 3-4 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, and beat until thoroughly blended in. Combine the milk and vanilla extract. Using about 1/3 of the ingredients at a time, alternately add the flour mixture and milk mixture to the butter mixture, blending each addition in before adding the next batch. Spoon equal amounts of batter into the prepared pans. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then invert onto a cake rack to cool completely. Frost with your favorite frosting. Makes one cake, 2 layers.
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ronniefein:

Cooking with kids is a world of opportunities. Yes, yes, yes, we’ve all read about how it helps build creativity and teaches them the value of experimentation. How it helps teach basic math and measurement skills and maybe even encourages them to taste something new.

But it’s also a thrilling lesson in human dynamics for grownups.

Consider this photo of Lila and Nina, my two grand daughters, making cake batter with me. Do I need to tell anyone what’s going on here?

Who’s older? Who’s neater? Do they like what they’re tasting? Have they listened to their parents’ lesson about not eating from the same fork (spoon, spatula) as someone else?

It’s like when you read a book to a kid and not just read the words but also talk about the expressions on the characters’ faces.

As they say, a picture tells a thousand words.

They liked the cake. Yellow cake. Here’s the recipe.

Yellow Cake

3 cups sifted all-purpose flour (measure after sifting)

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups unsalted butter

1-1/2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer set at medium speed, beat the butter and sugar together for 3-4 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, and beat until thoroughly blended in. Combine the milk and vanilla extract. Using about 1/3 of the ingredients at a time, alternately add the flour mixture and milk mixture to the butter mixture, blending each addition in before adding the next batch. Spoon equal amounts of batter into the prepared pans. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then invert onto a cake rack to cool completely. Frost with your favorite frosting. Makes one cake, 2 layers.

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putorti:

Knowing what kind of experience you want to create and creating a concrete representation of that experience can help you validate ideas, impress investors, build a team and avoid some of the biggest mistakes startups make. I hope that this kit of tools will help you find what [Jesse James Garrett] calls, “a star to sail your ship by.”

Focus on the ideal experience and let everything else support that.

-Alexa Andrzejewski

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Our infrastructure used to be the best, but our lead has slipped, South Korean homes now have greater Internet access than we do.

Barack Obama

Obama to Propose Extending Partial Freeze on Domestic Spending - NYTimes.com

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Rafer sez:
@fredwilson Obama’s broadband statement falls under the category of Lies of Omission. We haven’t been #1 in a decade. And, we’re not #2. According to the OECD’s broadband statistics, we’re 14th on per-capita penetration, 18th if you index that by GDP. That’s been pretty consistent for 5+ years. 

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