Quick & Spicy Turkish Eggplant Salad

Shabbat tables in Israel are full of salads. From the standard Israeli salad of cucumbers and tomatoes, to Moroccan matbucha, pickled beets, hummus and tahina. The list goes on. Many are easy. Many are not. Some have so many steps of frying, baking, cutting, and cooling...it is almost impossible for a busy mother to even attempt …

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July and August afternoon activities for children in Jerusalem’s gardens

This will be my third year taking the kids to "Meeting in the Garden", where the Community Council "Ginot Ha Ir" sponsors activities on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons, at 5pm, throughout July and August. They take place in public gardens in Katamon, the Germany Colony, Rehavia, Talbiya, Yemin Moshe, Kiryat Shmuel and Nayot. I love …

Jerusalem’s new Ganei Agnon. Scandinavian design, an Italian approach and Israeli warmth.

Have you heard of Ganei Agnon, the brand new (private) gan in Jerusalem that recently opened for the 2018-2019 school year on Shai Agnon Street in Katamon? Although I live close by and happen to pass the new, colorful facility on the way to Natan's maon everyday, I was hesitant to pop inside until I …

Arts & Culture Favorites in Israel: Dorit Rabinyan, Ishay Ribo, Hilla Spitzer and Adva Aharon

Nothing is better then getting a recommendation from a trusted friend, especially in the realm of arts and culture. I want to share with you a writer, a musician, an artist and a fashion designer I have been following over the last few months. By no means I only follow Israelis. Parallel to these choices …

Glass Recycling has arrived to Jerusalem Neighborhoods

It is finally here!  Thanks to Tamir Recycling and the Jerusalem Municipality, glass recycling stations are now spotting up around Jerusalem. I spotted my first this past Sunday on HaPalmach Street in Katamon, on the corner of Nili Street, next to the Co-Op Supermarket and Anise Teva store. *Please comment on the blog post with …

Urban Sustainability in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Events, workshops, & lectures. April-May 2018.

Happy Spring from a blooming Jerusalem. 🌺 If you haven't already seen the signs coming up around the city, during the months of April and May 2018 a variety of environmental, cultural and urban nature organizations have organized various events, workshops, lectures, courses, conferences and tours around the theme of urban sustainability in Jerusalem. Check out the …