New beginnings and a spring salad

  I have some exciting news I’ve been dying to share for some time – this blog is on the verge of a total transformation.   I’ve found a partner, who’s taking a leap of faith with me, to take

New beginnings and a spring salad

  I have some exciting news I’ve been dying to share for some time – this blog is on the verge of a total transformation.   I’ve found a partner, who’s taking a leap of faith with me, to take

Roasted red bell pepper spread

  It’s been a while, ha?…. So besides the fact that baby Yeela is already 18 months old, and she’s being nice enough to let me sleep a little better at night… together with a friend (Smadar Nir) I started

Roasted red bell pepper spread

  It’s been a while, ha?…. So besides the fact that baby Yeela is already 18 months old, and she’s being nice enough to let me sleep a little better at night… together with a friend (Smadar Nir) I started

As green as it gets

Carmit Elkayam, Koranit, 24.02.2016 Carmit is a chef that specializes in healthy gourmet food. About a year ago she published her first book Roasted Figs and Red Lentils  (in Hebrew) that recently won the second prize at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016

As green as it gets

Carmit Elkayam, Koranit, 24.02.2016 Carmit is a chef that specializes in healthy gourmet food. About a year ago she published her first book Roasted Figs and Red Lentils  (in Hebrew) that recently won the second prize at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016

Simple food

Sometimes when I want to do something nice for myself, I buy books. That’s how I bought The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese insight into beauty by Sōetsu Yanagi and Sunday Suppers by Karen Mordechai. Seemingly different, essentially they happen to

Simple food

Sometimes when I want to do something nice for myself, I buy books. That’s how I bought The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese insight into beauty by Sōetsu Yanagi and Sunday Suppers by Karen Mordechai. Seemingly different, essentially they happen to

Where flowers bloom

Officially it’s fall, although it doesn’t feel like it around here. Soon it will rain, and with it the wild flowers and green will return. In the meanwhile my thoughts return to the lazy summer days spent with my family in Latvia.

Where flowers bloom

Officially it’s fall, although it doesn’t feel like it around here. Soon it will rain, and with it the wild flowers and green will return. In the meanwhile my thoughts return to the lazy summer days spent with my family in Latvia.

North exposure and a ‘sfiha’ for busy moms

It quite fascinates me to get to know the real person behind any creation, be it a book, a painting or a blog. I’ve been following the wonderful and inspiring blog hug hakotev hazfoni (in Hebrew) for over a year.

North exposure and a ‘sfiha’ for busy moms

It quite fascinates me to get to know the real person behind any creation, be it a book, a painting or a blog. I’ve been following the wonderful and inspiring blog hug hakotev hazfoni (in Hebrew) for over a year.

Insaf

Insaf Arrabi, Kafr Manda, 24.06.14 Insaf is 33 years old; she lives in Kafr Manda and works in Sindyanna of Galilee, a fair trade non-profit organization.   How did you start weaving baskets? After the graduation from the Wizo College

Insaf

Insaf Arrabi, Kafr Manda, 24.06.14 Insaf is 33 years old; she lives in Kafr Manda and works in Sindyanna of Galilee, a fair trade non-profit organization.   How did you start weaving baskets? After the graduation from the Wizo College

5 days in Paris

I’ll start with an update – we’re expecting a new member to join our family in a few months. In the meanwhile this tiny sprout has totally disrupted my life, but thanks to her we went to Paris for a

5 days in Paris

I’ll start with an update – we’re expecting a new member to join our family in a few months. In the meanwhile this tiny sprout has totally disrupted my life, but thanks to her we went to Paris for a

My peaceful summer

    It’s been a long time. Actually since the beginning of the “operation” in Gaza. I felt then that there is nothing I can say in the midst of this paralyzing insanity. So I ached in silence, and in

My peaceful summer

    It’s been a long time. Actually since the beginning of the “operation” in Gaza. I felt then that there is nothing I can say in the midst of this paralyzing insanity. So I ached in silence, and in

Russian cucumber salad

  I’m not really sure it’s actually Russian, but I only remember eating it at home. It also seems fitting because in Russia they love sour cream and mayonnaise in salads; in no other place in the world mayonnaise comes

Russian cucumber salad

  I’m not really sure it’s actually Russian, but I only remember eating it at home. It also seems fitting because in Russia they love sour cream and mayonnaise in salads; in no other place in the world mayonnaise comes

About nostalgia and cucumbers

  I feel a bit nostalgic lately. Perhaps because my parents brought me (after 3 years of begging) my grandmother’s chandelier from her house in St Petersburg – a little bit of Soviet retro and lots of memories. It’s a

About nostalgia and cucumbers

  I feel a bit nostalgic lately. Perhaps because my parents brought me (after 3 years of begging) my grandmother’s chandelier from her house in St Petersburg – a little bit of Soviet retro and lots of memories. It’s a

Chazuke – or let’s swim in some tea

I knew I had to bring Karine to write a guest post to follow the one about Dalia Ben Mayor’s ceramics studio, and, fortunately, she agreed. Karine is Karine Kedar – a really cool girl, traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine

Chazuke – or let’s swim in some tea

I knew I had to bring Karine to write a guest post to follow the one about Dalia Ben Mayor’s ceramics studio, and, fortunately, she agreed. Karine is Karine Kedar – a really cool girl, traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine

Without words

Dalia Ben Mayor, Yodfat, 07.05.14 Dalia is an amazing ceramicist. She’s the owner of Shino, a pottery studio built as an integral part of her family’s home that overlooks the Yodfat Mound (Tel Yodfat). Her beautiful pottery works, made for the

Without words

Dalia Ben Mayor, Yodfat, 07.05.14 Dalia is an amazing ceramicist. She’s the owner of Shino, a pottery studio built as an integral part of her family’s home that overlooks the Yodfat Mound (Tel Yodfat). Her beautiful pottery works, made for the

Freekeh bread

Following my interview with Hedva I was looking for a dish that embodies that Galilean feel and for me freekeh (or frikeh) answers that definition. The beginning of summer and the smoke coming up from the small fires on the

Freekeh bread

Following my interview with Hedva I was looking for a dish that embodies that Galilean feel and for me freekeh (or frikeh) answers that definition. The beginning of summer and the smoke coming up from the small fires on the

Talking dugri

Hedva Livnat, Kibbutz Tuval, 02.04.14 Hedva is the publisher and a co-founder of Dugrinet, a web magazine from the Galilee that addresses communal, social and political issues. She is part of the women only multicultural team that runs Dugrinet that

Talking dugri

Hedva Livnat, Kibbutz Tuval, 02.04.14 Hedva is the publisher and a co-founder of Dugrinet, a web magazine from the Galilee that addresses communal, social and political issues. She is part of the women only multicultural team that runs Dugrinet that

Jewell Ray

  Some people told me that I should share more of the work I do apart from the blog, so I decided to write this post and say thank you to the amazing people that offered me a great opportunity.

Jewell Ray

  Some people told me that I should share more of the work I do apart from the blog, so I decided to write this post and say thank you to the amazing people that offered me a great opportunity.

Almond, goji berry, orange and ginger truffles

I must warn you – those truffles are too good! They disappear so quickly that you might want to consider doubling the ingredients’ quantity.   Almond, goji berry, orange and ginger truffles Makes about 15 (3cm) truffles Ingredients 1 cup

Almond, goji berry, orange and ginger truffles

I must warn you – those truffles are too good! They disappear so quickly that you might want to consider doubling the ingredients’ quantity.   Almond, goji berry, orange and ginger truffles Makes about 15 (3cm) truffles Ingredients 1 cup

Desert time

  I know I’ve disappeared for a while, but I have kind of an excuse. I’ve been to the desert twice in the past month, and let me tell you – it was wonderful. I got lost in a desert

Desert time

  I know I’ve disappeared for a while, but I have kind of an excuse. I’ve been to the desert twice in the past month, and let me tell you – it was wonderful. I got lost in a desert

Garden pesto and sourdough bread

Up until a couple of years ago I’d been under the impression that the wild plants growing in my garden were useless, harming those I was cultivating and should be removed. Fortunately, I learned some things since. Thanks to people

Garden pesto and sourdough bread

Up until a couple of years ago I’d been under the impression that the wild plants growing in my garden were useless, harming those I was cultivating and should be removed. Fortunately, I learned some things since. Thanks to people

Eating locally

Dr. Uri Mayer-Chissick, Neve Eitan, 06.02.14 I went to Neve Eitan to meet Uri in his deli and was fortunate to meet his crew as well – Tali, Anat, Roman and Ifat – together they make this place what it

Eating locally

Dr. Uri Mayer-Chissick, Neve Eitan, 06.02.14 I went to Neve Eitan to meet Uri in his deli and was fortunate to meet his crew as well – Tali, Anat, Roman and Ifat – together they make this place what it