Assyrian Chaldean Cake!💟☦️

Home made Walnut cakes!🥮🌰🥮

These cakes were fun to make today! Homemade walnut cakes made with all purpose flour (3 cups), baking soda (2 tspns), vanilla extract (1 tblspn), walnuts (chopped up) 1 cup or more, white granulated sugar (1 1/2 cups), milk (1 cup), three eggs, and a bit of water (the water was my trick to keep it cake like and not in a dough form).

I’ve wanted to make this cake for years. It’s a cake I often had while growing up and visiting relatives houses with my parents or with their friends. This cake is almost always accompanied with ‘Tchai,’ or tea. It’s a social dessert, comforting, and yummy all at the same time!

I found this recipe from a girl in New Jersey who posted it online. She had the accent.😄 Nonetheless, it wasn’t until I was two thirds of the way into making it that I realized something was missing. The mix was not liquid like enough, and then I realized I forgot to add the milk!🥛🥛🥛

Voila! There goes that. I also remembered (by watching mom for so many years making bread), that I could add a little water to increase the amount of cake! I also added a little flour. All of a sudden, I had two cakes!! I tried to make walnut topping designs, as you can see here!

Oh, and here’s a little secret. I didn’t use one of those fancy cake mixers! (Ssshhh!) I never liked those anyway. I used my hand to knead. My hands were clean. I wash throughout cooking and baking multiple times! That is the REAL way to bake. Bakin’ the ol’ school way!🥮😂🥮

I never liked those plug in mixers anyway!👩‍🍳⏲🥧🍮

#traditional #baker #foodie #cake #homemade #connoisseur

About Zina

Zina Hermez has authored the best-selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. She’s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. She’s just been featured on the Intuitive Edge podcast! She’s also been on ESPN’s “Solutions from the Huddle” broadcast and on Grace and Truth Radio World! Zina’s written several hundred articles and has taught thousands of students from all over the world from many different backgrounds and cultures. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog, and the Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. She also writes on health and diet and loves to help others. Her latest book, Not Without God: Hope In the Storm is live and for sale! You can order your copy here:

The Gregorian Calendar

I hope your weekend is good!🙏☀️ Did you know the Gregorian calendar that we use today was initially the Julian calendar? The Pope changed it back in 1582 because the Julian calendar was wrong. I’m watching a podcast of Joe Rogan’s with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, and it’s very interesting.

In 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII introduced his Gregorian calendar (developed by Jesuit Catholic Priests), Europe adhered to the Julian calendar, first implemented by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. Since the Roman emperor’s system miscalculated the solar year’s length by 11 minutes, the calendar had since fallen out of sync with the seasons. The Jesuits had to take ten days out of the calendar and compensate for it through Leap Days.

B.C. means ‘Before Christ,’ but it has since been renamed to indicate, ‘Before Common Era,’ and this attempts to take the religion out of it. C.E., which means ‘Christ Entered,’ has now been changed to ‘Common Era.’ The term in Latin is ‘Anno Domini’ (A.D.), or ‘in the year of our Lord.’ There isn’t a year ‘0’ because 0 doesn’t exist as a Roman numeral. I still use B.C. and A. D. in my writings.

solar year — the time it takes Earth to orbit the sun — lasts around 365 days. The main difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendar is that an average year in the Julian calendar is 365.25 days while an average year in The Gregorian calendar is 365.2425 days. Again, the Jesuit priests had to take ten days out of the calendar back in Oct. of 1584.

The Gregorian calendar is the calendar used all over the world today! We have seasons because Earth’s axis – the imaginary line that goes through the Earth and around which the Earth spins — is tilted. … The “fixed” tilt means that, during our orbit around our Sun each yeardifferent parts of Earth receive sunlight for different lengths of time. However, the year that corresponds to our seasons is slightly different from the year that corresponds to our sun.

Here is a link to the video I’m watching. The part about the calendar system starts at about 54:35 seconds if you’d like to start there:

About Zina

Zina Hermez authored the best-selling book, “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and over 250 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her upcoming book, “Not Without God: Hope In the Storm” will be out later this year. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help other people. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and Suite T blog among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. She was recently featured on Color Speak (a Grace and Truth Radio World! podcast). You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

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