Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Feast

Flowers

Pita

Picnic

Today was a beautiful day. We went for a walk in the foothills outside of Jerusalem and brought a picnic. It rained a lot in February so everything was covered in wild flowers which my kids collected in Savta's vitamin boxes. When we got to the perfect spot, which incidentally also overlooked the general area where David beat Goliath, my sister in law, aka Mary Poppins, engaged the kids in some pita-making festivities. No, seriously. She and her boyfriend brought a gas stove and a flat pan and the kids made pita! And it was tasty! Plus they brought home-made olives, garden-grown vegetables and a jam that her boyfriend’s mom made. And there just happened to be a goat farm nearby that sold cheese. So our little picnic became a feast of biblical proportions. And then a snake came by and offered us apples, I turned into a pillar of salt and the earth swallowed us whole. But it was worth it.

8 comments:

Everything's Rosie said...

You're a riot, Alice!

jane said...

sounds like something out of a cooking show! and absolutely perfect:)

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh, what a wopnderful day out! It's sounds a lot of fun. Which goat farm was it? Har HaRuach? I LOVE it there!!!

Mama PhD said...

So happy for you!! I wish you more good times to come!

Susie said...

Lisa, I think it was Har Tsuk.

rachel awes said...

it sounds like a paradise of biblical proportions too! did you get a big rainbow, like noah, at the end of such a day?! (oh did i enjoy this post! you are a gifted writer as well as a visual artist & dear dear heart!).

AG Ambroult said...

I am so jealous that you get to have a sister like that! AND that you casually had a picnic where David beat Goliath. Amazing.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh wow, I can't believe you were blogging all the way from Israel! Technology rocks. I am loving all these gorgeous photos. Okay, if your sister in law is Mary Poppins, you are Ellen DeGeneres. You are wicked funny! What a great pair you make!