Monthly Archives: June 2014

my recent trip to World Heritage Site, Battir Advertisements

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kar’eeya

Kar’eeya (zucchini spread) My mom always made kar’eeya every summer when there was an abundance of summer squash. She would sauté the zucchini in a bit of olive oil and salt and blend it with tons of raw garlic. I … Continue reading

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caper time again

Its caper-picking season in May and early June in Palestine. Capers grow all over Palestine as a wild and persistent ‘weed’. While you can venture out to the mountainside to forage for capers, you can also find them near by … Continue reading

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backyard chickens – are they worth it?

I’ve had my three baladi Palestinian chickens and one rooster for a few weeks. I’m enjoying getting 5-6 eggs each week. I got 9 eggs the first week. This was easy, right? I feed them twice a day and make … Continue reading

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Mahshi

My mother scolded me every time I poked a hole in the kusa (zucchini). She chided me when I didn’t scrape enough of the insides of the kusa. I hated helping with the tedious preparation of mahshi (stuffed zucchini). I … Continue reading

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