At the Kitchen Counter

We were asked to share a food story yesterday. Listening to a dozen of my classmates recount heart wrenching, humorous and exotic tales I searched my own memories. In the end, it was more than sharing. I felt I discovered something deeper. Alice. Mama as I like to call her has always been my idle […]


Dreaming in Italy

Hard not to think it’s all just a dream. But my eyes are wide open. And so is my heart. Spending 10 days in Italy last month changed the course of my life. And at the same time has kept it right on track. I can say that about a lot of choices and events […]


Naturally Nazareth

Ever since I set my camera to vivid I’ve been seeing my life in full color. Life is taking shape in ways I’ve only dreamed about. Just as the May flowers turned technicolor before my eyes I welcomed a new chapter in my life. Ushered in by a food styling and photography workshop put on […]

sabich salad completed

Sabich Remixed

I’ve written previously about my obsession with the Saturday morning beloved sabich pita sandwich. Well why not take it out if the pita and make it into a salad? I made it right quick when Shay appeared at my doorstep carrying all the essentials straight from Jerusalem. Honestly, I didn’t miss the pita one bit. […]

Tel Aviv Board Walk, Hotel Dan

Mediterranean Hues

Mediterranean colors speak to me. They beckon of breezes. Tempt at tastes. Whisper to wander. I’m no fool. I’ll take the challenge. I’ll gladly walk 30 minutes along Tel Aviv’s turquoise coastline for a casual stroll of the farmer’s market in the port, Shuk HaNamal. Vibrant containers of spices, candied oranges, purple garlic, and blushing […]


Sand and Wine

  There’s a little stretch of heaven just an hour north of Tel Aviv. Just far enough out of the city to feel like you’re really getting away for the day. Remote enough to feel like a secret. This nature reserve, Hof Habonim (Builders Beach), reminds me so much of California’s central coast. Without a […]