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A small, humble, working class neighborhood in Ashdod along the Mediterranean Sea in Southern Israel I called home ever since I was in third grade. Ashdod was known to be the second largest seaport in Israel, after Haifa, with many white weeping broom ** adorned sand dunes now gone, remains a distant, nostalgic memory of mine. The sea, a deep blue and glistening turquoise as ever, breathtaking as you drive, and it suddenly appears just around the bend, as you pass the mall, built over my childhood soft sand dunes. The sight of the Mediterranean appearing in its full splendor always makes me gasp in delightful surprise, the beauty indescribable. I am weary of the sea but awe inspired at its powerful beauty. A small grocer, in the middle of a rundown concrete strip of three stores, just steps away as we walk down from our second story apartment.
Remember those pictures I posted about ten days ago? The ones where snow was falling in our backyard? Well, we’re back in shorts because the temperatures shot back up to the 70s. One side of me wants to dive into comfort dishes – soups, stews and apple and pumpkin desserts epitomize autumn. The other side wants to hold onto summer for a few weeks longer – cold drinks, fresh salads. Oh yeah, and ice cream.
ottobre 18, 2011 A slice of apple cake resting on a rustic table, the inviting smell of sugar and butter warmed up by a ray of sunshine… Yeah, you would presume that this is the natural light of an arched window overlooking the hills in front of Casole, right? Well, no, this photo was taken during Dario Milano ‘s food styling and food photography workshop, which was held last Saturday at the Verrocchio Art Centre . And I was using artificial lighting … An illuminating day, it is appropriate to say. Dario’s professionalism, enthusiasm, generosity and curiosity of Darius have charmed our group of foodbloggers, foodies and photographers.
Can't you just taste that oozing caramel now? My son Joshie wanted me to read to him the other night. He brought out a book that we’ve had since my older kids were little. It’s called “Ben Finds A Friend. This has got to be the most depressing children’s book ever written. Poor Ben is a lonely little boy who just wants a pet but the parents from Hell have excuses for every pet suggestion he brings to them.
Hello! I’m Ruth and I blog at Makey-Cakey . As well as being a very enthusiastic (and sometimes haphazard) cook and baker, I’m also Mum to 2 year old Mini-M who we can all thank / blame for being the inspiration behind this challenge. This month I am challenging you all to get creative with hidden veggies by baking them into a sweet treat of your choice. I have to confess I started experimenting sneaking unexpected vegetables into my cakes to encourage Mini-M to eat that least popular of toddler foods... spinach! Since then I’ve baked my way through carrots, beetroot, parsnips, kidney beans, mashed potato, more spinach, kale - the list goes on.