Thursday, November 2, 2017

Kabosu Zatar!

Kabosu Zatar!

Behold, I am doing a new thing.

--Isaiah 43:19

Cooking Parshacally is leading to a whole world of new discoveries!
We are told in the scriptures that  if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
So why shouldn`t it be so with each of our endeavors, whether the smallest, to the biggest out in our lives, when we do them with Him in our hearts!!!
Even in the small things in our lives, in our homes, in our kitchens, we might see a glimpse that shows us that indeed we are to live in the newness of being made a new in Him. 
Therefore if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation.  The old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.    ---2Corinthians 5:17
I don`t know about you, but sometimes I get impatient and wait for the `big` things to happen in my life, and  wanting to see right away changes I hope for will be put into place immediately, but its not always like that.  So when we see the little details of our life expressing something about that `newness` it is an exciting thing.  A glimmer into how God works in the details of our lives, and reveals small things as we turn our hearts to Him.  The vibrant green of a Kabosu `lime` that was given to me by a neighbor,  and making it into a new flavor was just such a moment.

When I was making the Shabbat dinner this past week, which revolved around the Challah for Abraham (see story in posts below!), this new discovery came about, of Kabosu Zatar.  It also has a connection with that Rainbow from Parsha Noah, as the vibrant green of the fruit seemed to come straight out of the rainbow.

Cooking Parshacally.
does any of this sound Greek, Hebrew or Japanese to you?
Well, its not Greek as far as I know, but there is Hebrew and Japanese, and as far as I know I made the term
`Parshacally` up!

 So here is a glossary of words you will need to know for this post:



Parsha (from whence `Parshacally comes)

 Instead of telling you what they are right off, I will try a multiple choice and  even if you have no idea when you see the three words, you may be able to match them to the definitions!

So here are the three definitions!

1.  A citrus fruit native to Oita, similar to a lime, but distinct in itself for its wonderfully round shape and its distinctive aroma that goes so good on all Japanese cuisine!!  In Oita, we use it on most all foods!  Is it....A. Zatar    B. Kabosu    C.  Parsha

2. The portion of the weekly reading from the Torah, read each week by people in Synagogues, Congregations, around the world.  Corresponding to the weekly Shabbat and Feasts.
Is it....A. Zatar    B. Kabosu    C.  Parsha

3. A middle eastern spice mix that is widely used in Israel,  possibly all the way back to the  Biblical times.  Is it....A. Zatar    B. Kabosu    C.  Parsha

Let me know how you do with the matching! 
And anything in the details of your life that have revealed the `re-newal` in your heart!

Links to find out more about Zatar: HERE: About Zatar on My Jewish Learning,
My special Kabosu Zatar uses Kabosu Zest (in place of lemon zest) mixed with salt for the `sumac`.  An alternate to `sumac` is generally lemon zest and salt, so hence that is where the Kabosu came to be in the Zatar!
One of my favorite Shabbat recipes that uses Zatar, here cooked with Kabosu slices in place of lemon, recipe see HERE and at side bar:

Link to Wikipedia for more about Kabosu HERE

For more about the Parshiot (plural form of Parsha), see the weekly readings HERE, or on the side bar. (post in progress, links to follow)

Already its Friday in Japan, wishing you Shabbat Shalom and a blessed day!!




  1. Behold, I am doing a new thing.

    --Isaiah 43:19

    One of my favorites.

    Shabatt Shalom, Shayndel! :)

    1. Amen!

      And a new Shabbat, Shabbat Shalom to you, Sandi!

  2. I like to thank God is doing something new in my life too and never take the little things for granted! Thank you for sharing all that you are learning. Shalom!

    1. Yes, surely He is!!
      Thank you Mary for your visit and encouragements!
      Blessings and Shalom!

  3. Thanks for your Nice comment,I ,m looping throughout yourblog love all that colourfull colourss,

    1. Thank you Cherish happy moments!!
      Blessings to you!

  4. Zatar is a spice used in the Middle East, and it's very expensive, at least in Israel, good zatar (not mixed with other spices) is an expensive item, but heavily enriches the taste of the dish.

    Parsha is the weekly chapter from the Torah read in synagogues.

    Kabosu is a new word and item for me. Nice to make its aquaintance.

    1. Great! Yes, Duta, you pass with flying colors! Especially Kabosu Green!!
      I will have to start thinking of some `prizes` for getting the quiz:))...I wonder how it would be to send a Kabosu to Israel!

      I would like to try the real Zatar one day, maybe I will find out its nothing like mine,but anyway, Kabosu Zatar is not too expensive and it has a local taste:))

      Blessings and ... already a new week,
      Shabbat Shalom!!