I wanted to let you all know that, although fighting in Israel is still going on, we are out of harm's way for the time being and are leading a normal life. Here are just a few tidbits of what has been going on around here lately:
* There were particularly strong winds last weekend, and our goat pen got literally blown over (that is to say, the roof was at the bottom). I know, I know - after all the hard work we put in! But my husband was able to set it right with the help of some friends, although now it doesn't, ahem, look as nice as it did in the beginning.
* My husband brought home a lot of zucchini. And when I say a lot, I mean a lot. So I made zucchini quiche, zucchini cake, pasta with zucchini and pot roast chicken with potatoes and zucchini. I believe now I can truthfully say we have enjoyed this lovely vegetable to the fullest. :-)
(The above is an illustration photo. Mine weren't as pretty.)
* I have just finished reading Mediterranean Cookery by Claudia Roden. It's a lovely cookbook with many interesting and practical recipes, but so much more as well - tales of customs, places, dishes, lifestyle, and history. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and found a lot that can be applicable in our kitchen - I think Mediterranean is the style we are closest to, in cooking. Onions, eggplants and tomatoes always have a place of honor with me, as does olive oil. All the recipes in the book have been kosher-adapted.
So, just to assure you that we are doing well, and are busy with the usual humdrum of life around here. I hope the same is true for you, and that you are having a wonderful day!