June 24, 2018
Before we said farewell to Israel we had a day in Jaffa and Tel Aviv. You know the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem? It sits at the end of the Jaffa Road that led pilgrims and merchants to Jerusalem from this ancient port city. We were fortunate to spend the day with good friends, one of whom is an eminent authority on the history of the city. First stop – the beach, followed by lunch! Continue reading “Sunny Jaffa”
Eerie, calm, beautiful, misty, salty, hot… the Dead Sea. All my life I have heard about the Dead Sea – how it is the lowest place on land at about 400 metres below sea level, how it is so salty that you can’t sink. Continue reading “Dead Sea”
June 23, 2018
About 100 km from Jerusalem, perched on cliffs 1300 feet above the Dead Sea sit the ruins of the ancient fortress of Masada. Built by King Herod ca. 30 BCE, it was excavated in the 1960s and inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Continue reading “Masada on the Dead Sea, Israel”
June 17, 2018
Vancouver-Toronto-Tel Aviv, taxi to Jerusalem where we are staying for the next week for the InterPARES Trust International Symposium and 10th European Team Research Workshop. First order of business – find a place for lunch and orient ourselves. The Mamilla was the logical place to start. Continue reading “Jerusalem”
After days of drooling over the pictures and recipes in Cúrate, which I was given for Christmas, I made the first of what will be many meals from this wonderful book. A humble little vegetable dish, with left-over stale baguette, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and raisins – of course I am never able to make a recipe without some alteration, however small. I added pine nuts to this dish, and forgot the lemon…
I probably would violate copyright if I posted the whole recipe, so I will just list the ingredients, and post my picture of it. You can figure out the implementation! It was outstanding.
Ingredients: raisins, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, bread, garlic, pine nuts (my addition), lemon (I forgot to add this).