Category Archives: recipes

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Green lentils with wild fennel

I love lentils with wild fennel since the first time I tried them at Zahia’s home a year ago. She gave me the recipe – it’s really easy. Usually there is plenty of wild fennel around, but this year, due

Green lentils with wild fennel

I love lentils with wild fennel since the first time I tried them at Zahia’s home a year ago. She gave me the recipe – it’s really easy. Usually there is plenty of wild fennel around, but this year, due

Cooking with love – part II

I didn’t know Sajida  was going to cook after the interview, so it was a very nice surprise when she told me she’s making Rajma Masala and sharing her recipe with my readers. I survived the extra chili, and absolutely loved

Cooking with love – part II

I didn’t know Sajida  was going to cook after the interview, so it was a very nice surprise when she told me she’s making Rajma Masala and sharing her recipe with my readers. I survived the extra chili, and absolutely loved

Orange beauty

Living in a small community in the Galilee has taught me to simply receive without feeling guilty for somebody’s effort or without feeling the need to return the favor. It’s kind of a character or maybe educational flaw. I know

Orange beauty

Living in a small community in the Galilee has taught me to simply receive without feeling guilty for somebody’s effort or without feeling the need to return the favor. It’s kind of a character or maybe educational flaw. I know

Red and black

Angelika Madi talked about the importance of relationships between women outside of their family circle, and I thought about my own circle of women – friends that listen to me and by encouraging push me forward. And this is my

Red and black

Angelika Madi talked about the importance of relationships between women outside of their family circle, and I thought about my own circle of women – friends that listen to me and by encouraging push me forward. And this is my

Daniel’s Lablabi

Talking to Imad made me think about family and origins, so this post is for my (extended and very supportive) family. My culinary education originates from my grandmother (about her in another post) and my parents in-law that opened up

Daniel’s Lablabi

Talking to Imad made me think about family and origins, so this post is for my (extended and very supportive) family. My culinary education originates from my grandmother (about her in another post) and my parents in-law that opened up