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

Zahia

Zahia Sawad, Hussniyya, 26.01.14 Zahia is 43 years old and has three children. She lives in a Bedouin village Hussniyya. During the months of winter and spring she forages edible wild plants, teaches how to cook them in the field

Zahia

Zahia Sawad, Hussniyya, 26.01.14 Zahia is 43 years old and has three children. She lives in a Bedouin village Hussniyya. During the months of winter and spring she forages edible wild plants, teaches how to cook them in the field

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

Cooking with love – part I

Sajida Ben Tzur, Kfar Vradim, 27.01.14 Sajida is 32, born in Ajmer, India, and moved  with her family to Israel 2 and a half years ago. She is the chef behind Masala – Indian Kitchen boutique – and a professional Kathak  dancer (classical

Cooking with love – part I

Sajida Ben Tzur, Kfar Vradim, 27.01.14 Sajida is 32, born in Ajmer, India, and moved  with her family to Israel 2 and a half years ago. She is the chef behind Masala – Indian Kitchen boutique – and a professional Kathak  dancer (classical

The view from here

The Beit Netofa valley unfolds before me like a wonderful quilt that changes its colors and amazes every day anew. I see the fragmented fields as a simile to the different people and communities that make the Galilee. The nature

The view from here

The Beit Netofa valley unfolds before me like a wonderful quilt that changes its colors and amazes every day anew. I see the fragmented fields as a simile to the different people and communities that make the Galilee. The nature

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

On fire and inspiration

Dalit Harel, Atzmon, 02.01.14 Dalit is a Nia teacher and dance therapist; she lives in Atzmon in Misgav. We’ve met to talk about Nia, joy and inspiration. Which words or feelings come up when you think about Nia? Grounding, pleasure, breath

On fire and inspiration

Dalit Harel, Atzmon, 02.01.14 Dalit is a Nia teacher and dance therapist; she lives in Atzmon in Misgav. We’ve met to talk about Nia, joy and inspiration. Which words or feelings come up when you think about Nia? Grounding, pleasure, breath

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

The pattern of change

Angelika Madi – Afnan Al Galil, Arraba (06.02.13) Angelika lives in Arraba. She is the director of Afnan al Galil, a non-profit organization that promotes women’s leadership education and empowerment. We talked about women, freedom and traditional Palestinian embroidery. (scroll

The pattern of change

Angelika Madi – Afnan Al Galil, Arraba (06.02.13) Angelika lives in Arraba. She is the director of Afnan al Galil, a non-profit organization that promotes women’s leadership education and empowerment. We talked about women, freedom and traditional Palestinian embroidery. (scroll

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

The best cucumbers in Israel

Imad –  Tzippori (interviewed on 22.01.13) Imad is 36 years old and has three children. He lives in Nazareth in the Tsafafra neighborhood, where most families are originally from the Saffuriya village (now Tzippori). In addition to his work in

The best cucumbers in Israel

Imad –  Tzippori (interviewed on 22.01.13) Imad is 36 years old and has three children. He lives in Nazareth in the Tsafafra neighborhood, where most families are originally from the Saffuriya village (now Tzippori). In addition to his work in