Monthly Archives: April 2011
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And in other news, Even Microsoft says stop using IE6
According to W3 Schools, XP users make up 42.9% of the browsing public, but won’t be able to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer, IE9. You’ll need Vista or Windows7 to do that. Thankfully, other browsers continue to fill the browser wars gap. (Chrome 10 if you were wondering…)
Windows7 and Vista users will soon discover that IE9 will be a part of their future, like it or not.
On a humorous note (I hope), “Save IE6!”
Chocolate Covered Matzo via “My Bissim”. Hilla has the most amazing, lovely blog on cooking, which is not only tasty, but is also serious eye-candy. I first happened across her Hebrew blog on WordPress.com’s “Blog of The Day” and she finally started blogging in English a few months ago, to the joy of all.
1 lb. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chopped in pieces
1/2 c. margarine
1 tbsp. hot water
1 tbsp. potato flour
Preheat oven to hot (200ºC/425ºF). Combine the chocolate pieces, margarine and hot water in a saucepan over low heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture smooth. Set aside. In a large mixer bowl beat the eggs at high speed until thick. add the potato starch and chocolate mixture until well blended.
Spread the batter evenly in a greased 8″ springform pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. The cake will be soft in the center and will firm up as it cools. Refrigerate well-wrapped until ready to serve. Serve with fresh raspberries and/or raspberry pureé with 1 tsp. sugar. (via aish.com)
Also via aish.com:
Or is it tilt-a-whirl?
Trying hard not to think about all the things that still need doing before our Passover holiday in little over a week’s time. Things have become a bit more complicated while I deal with recovering from another bout of pneumonia (the 2nd in two months) and a third round of antibiotics. Everything leaves me breathless. Thankfully, I have two sisters-in-law to lean on for cooking (and a strange feeling to not be including my mother-in-law (z”l) in that sentence), though the festive meal is at our house. I’ll be leaning on my sons and husband for the post-meal cleanup, which takes almost as long as the cooking and preparation.
Also weighing heavily on our minds as we go into the week before Passover holiday is the current situation in the south, which picked up considerable speed this weekend. Since early Friday morning, at least 75 rocket and missile attacks have been launched from Gaza, including an anti-tank missile that was fired on a school bus, mortally wounding a 16 year-old student. Who knows how many more rocket attacks before this post is published Sunday morning Israel time.
Meanwhile, Mr. Haniyeh has asked that Israel stop retaliating, to which I can only reply, “Chad Gadya.”
Updated: seems I’m not alone in my thoughts on the latter subject. The Wifely Person Speaks. Go listen.