Tbilisi outdoor market

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The upside of not knowing the local language is that you never know where the taxi man is going to drop you off. We wanted to go to the Tbilisi outdoor market. Instead we ended up at the biggest, newest and shiniest supermarket in town. How else would I have discovered smoky cheese flavored potato […]

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Tea time

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We are renovating our house with all the mayhem that comes with it. It’s indulgent to whine about it since being able to fix the house in the first place is a rather good position to be in. So I remind myself that it’s temporary- the thick layer silt over everything, the noise, even the […]

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Vin chaud on a cold cold day

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It’s vin chaud weather for sure, even in Israel. Two weeks ago I strolled barefoot on the beach and today angry fists full of hail are pounding Tel Aviv while snow covers Jerusalem. I’m freezing. Although Israel usually doesn’t get as cold as it does in Europe, the houses here are as cozy as tin […]

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Quark fritters

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I once had an insane amount of free time. I didn’t realize it back then. I was too busy to notice. What was I doing? The usual amalgam of activities one does when there are three children in the house. In Hebrew there is an idiom for that- “Washing and hanging” the wash of course, […]

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Saj bread stuffed with nettle and feta cheese

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The first rain has fallen.  When it arrives, it’s remarkable enough that I stop whatever I’m doing and gaze outside in awe while my boys run past me to stand beneath the sky. It’s an Israeli version of Ray Bradbury’s story, All Summer in a Day, when the sun appears briefly across the Venus sky […]

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