1. Figs…a food to be eaten slowly with closed eyes, delight in the heart and a slow murmuring in the voice. We love them fresh or dried in this house.
2. Couscous...we enjoyed a Couscous Salad this past week. Yummy!
3. Wheat…a staple of my childhood.
One of my very favorite memories of Challah was the Friday night on our winter cruise this past February when we met with the Jewish congregation on the ship to start the Sabbath. After they read and chanted and sang together in Hebrew mostly, they broke the loaf into at least one piece for everyone and served it with Kosher wine, standing around, visiting and enjoying the company of other Sabbath believers. Even as we saw some of the folk later in the dining room they would smile, lightly bow their heads and say Shabat Shalom!
4. Barley...a wonderful addition to a hearty soup.
5. Dates...either you love them, or not...
6. Pomegranates...we enjoy the seeds tossed in a salad, lovely at the Christmas season.
7. Olives...another love them or leave them food!
9. Oranges...what would breakfast be without an orange.
10. Avocadoes...replace butter in our sandwiches.
11. Fish...supposed to be good for our hearts.
Take a large tomato, spinach or whole grain wrap
Layer in finely chopped carrots, beets, lettuce, onion, sprouts, cucumber and radish (or whatever strikes your fancy)
Cover with a slice of cheddar cheese and falafels (either one long one or small ones in a row)
Roll up wrap and eat with relish (as in delight)!
13. Hummus...an excellent way to eat chick peas.
Is there a trip to Israel in my future? At the very least I can see a theme weekend in our food and maybe even movies…I am sure there are many other foods used but these were listed and it really struck a note in my heart!
Go have a terrific Thursday!
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