Thursday, 28 October 2010

Jerusalem Artichoke Moroccan Tagin --- childhood flavorers--- ארטישוק ירושלמי או בטטה קסבייה וטעמי ילדות

When i was a child we used to grow Jerusalem Artichoke in the village or Moshav this how we call it in Israel The great time we spend hiding among the tall plant are deep engraved in my memory. I love it very much. It used to be very rare and expensive back then, and we have it during festive dinners, now it seems it's available all year round.
It taste like, hmmm hard to say, but something like artichoke bottoms with tuch of root flavor. very earthy aroma and flavor. I cook them like my mother does, Moroccan style, very simple, with  oil and turmeric or saffron, touch of black pepper,salt,and chicken stock powder ( i know you don't like it but i do) chicken powder can be omitted with vegetable stock or chicken stock. slow cooking is the secret.

I found fresh and good looking Once in the market last week. They found there way to the sabbath dinner. They were Yummy but didn't even get the chance to shoot good photo served on plate. So, you have to believe in me saying they were so so yummy , melting in the mouth. They should melt in your mouth when eating , it means they were fresh and cooked properly. I love eating the gravy with fresh Challah bread!

Jerusalem Artichoke
cooking oil
seasoning - Turmeric, or* saffron,black pepper,salt,chicken stock powder.
flat wide pot.

Peel the skin, wash. in the pot heat up the oil lightlyl, add turmeric to get nice bright yellow color. when oil is colored, add the cut pieces to the pot add seasoning and water, bring to boil, keep cooking on low fire until they are very soft. Enjoy warm or in room temperature.

Not: you can add chicken drumsticks if you want to have one pot meal.
* To have saffron extract add warm water to a few strands (depend how intense the color you want) of saffron let it steep for a while before cooking. You can store the rest in glass jar in fridge.


Saturday, 23 October 2010

24 H Spinning challenge In Tel Aviv - 2010 ספינינג בשחקים על גג עזריאלי

I was lucky this year to be here in Tel Aviv and be in the best place Friday morning... on the top of Azrieli roof top and watch my daughter's team for the 24h Gillette Challenge organized by SHVOONG. My daughter's team start their Marathon at 8:00 am. Going up from 3ed story to 49th story took us less then 1 minute. going up to the roof top we climbed the stairs. The former team just ended their challenge..and my daughter team got ready to start. I had to get ready my two cameras.
Click on the photos to enlarge them ,and see the full picture.

 My daughter start counting 1,2,3.....for her team and the madness started. Oh the music is amazing, the view was breath taking. Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean see all looks like huge carpet from the roof top in the heights of almost 200 M.
Tel Aviv in the Morning

The air was full of adrenalin, screaming exited participant, and lots of love. They love her madly. they love her classes and the music she prepares for her classes. You are great team guys!

Com'n guys...

Loved the mixes, loved her team, they worked very hard with lots of smiles. Lucky Friday morning was cloudy , it was perfect for the Marathon( that started a day before). Great breeze, cool morning.
I loved and enjoined every minuet i was there. Enjoined seeing my daughter in "action" and her followers....and how much love they have for her. it was heart warming for me. Thank you!
Now i know why she works so hard preparing for them the best music in the world with the best Dj every week. She loves them like family!

Please watch the video attached. . The long one cannot be downloaded directly to my blog sorry. Hope you enjoy this short once.

Love is in the air.

Happy team.
The end celebration


Well done everyone!

we all went down to have coffee and i noticed this wall painting near the cafe we were siting.

 They all were very very hungry.

The table keep growing longer when all the team came down ... It was great morning. Great meeting you all guys. Thank you for all the love for her!

Thank  you my baby :) it was great event! Looking forward for the next one next year. But before next year i know you have one more Marathon real one of two H this coming Sunday. Good Luck to you and to your team!

אתם מדהימים חברה!!!! תודה לכם על כל האהבה שאתם מעניקים לבתי. היה לי כייף ותענוג אמיתי לבלות אתכם בוקר בלתי נשכח!!!