Appetizers

Spring in the summer- in search of the perfect waterhole

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Above: Left Belvoir Crusader Fortress, also known Kohav HaYarden Right thistles growing nearby This summer I decided to embrace the heat, humidity and jellyfish. That is not as trivial as it sounds. Some mornings, I wake up to the burden of 9 km of atmosphere sitting on my chest….but I digress.  I’m on a complain detox […]

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Roasted fennel paté

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{Above, wild fennel (Fueniculum vulgare) near the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), Road near the Sea of Galilee with blooming mustard and where fennel typically grows) In March, Israel becomes a festival of colors with thousands of species participating in the biggest bloomfest in the country. Except for wild fennel- it celebrates in its own time.  […]

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The dying mulberry tree

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In the adjacent lot there is a dying mulberry tree. It has been there since we moved in- forever in my boys’ eyes and it has rudely implanted itself into almost every memory of home. Last week I went to gather edible weeds from the wild patch that thrives in its shade.  Only my youngest […]

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A touch of orange: Moroccan Carrot Salad

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  Jews of Moroccan descent are one of the largest ethnic groups in Israel, totaling almost half a million. It is not surprising that their culinary influence has made a lasting imprint on Israeli cuisine. Couscous has become ubiquitous throughout the country and preserved lemons and harissa are common supermarket items. In Moroccan neighborhoods, cardoons, […]

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Decadent cheese crescents, third time perfect

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I don’t know if I mentioned, but someone plowed into our car last week. We had just finished a 26 km hike on the Israel Trail and were on our way home. About two seconds after the light turned green a car hit us from behind, flinging our heads backwards and bashing in the frame. […]

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