Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
A few things I brought back from our latest trip to Israel: 1. Books, books and books, I think reading is one of my first loves in life. • 2. Body Soufflé by Laline from their store in Sarona, Tel Aviv. • Zaatar from Acre (Akko). • Harem pants (sharwall in Hebrew) from the beautiful open market in Acre (Akko). • A wallet clutch from Razi-Li from their store in Sarona, Tel Aviv. • Twist by Elite, chocolate waffle snack that I can't find here in LA any more. • Tea mix from Acre (Akko).
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Efendi (photos 4-5) in the old city and took a tour guide the next day. • Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. The city occupies an important location, as it sits on the coast of the Mediterranean, linking the waterways and commercial activity with the Levant. Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world. Historically, it was a strategic coastal link to the Levant. In crusader times it was known as St. John d’Acre after the Knights Hospitaller of St John order who had their headquarters there. Acre is the holiest city of the Bahá’í Faith. In 2011, the population was 46,464. Acre is a mixed city, with 75% of the population being Jewish and 25% Arab. • Acre’s Old City has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Since the 1990s, large-scale archeological excavations have been undertaken and efforts are being made to preserve ancient sites. Under the citadel and prison of Acre, archaeological excavations revealed a complex of halls (photo 3), which was built and used by the Hospitallers Knights. This complex was a part of the Hospitallers’ citadel, which was combined in the northern wall of Acre. The complex includes six semi-joined halls, one recently excavated large hall, a dungeon, a dining room and remains of an ancient Gothic church. Medieval European remains include the Church of Saint George and adjacent houses at the Genovese Square (called Kikar ha-Genovezim or Kikar Genoa in Hebrew). There were also residential quarters and marketplaces run by merchants from Pisa and Amalfi in Crusader and medieval Acre. –Wikipedia • Photos by Uri Rodan / December 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
simple recipe for the turkey, Uri made the cranberries and used a similar recipe (no onion or nuts). My daughter made the mushed potatoes and the brussels sprouts were cooked with garlic and chicken stock.