As my father would say... ;)
Okay, so let me explain.
I've totally dropped the ball so far on a regular feature I want to do here, which is an every-other-week food post. At least, only so far! Hopefully not for much longer. I'll surely start this up in August some time, earlier rather than later. I should have a bit more time in two weeks or so.
One of my favorite regular blog features are the weekly "Postcard from Israel" photo diaries at CiF Watch. In a 'former blogging life,' I was mainly known as a food writer and photo diarist. Until I jumped into I-P at Daily Kos (heh), from which point my blogging experiences have never quite been the same. Turns out some of the very same people who once enjoyed and supported my Kunstlerian rants on urban planning and architecture, and my photo diaries from community gardens and farmers' markets... did not quite appreciate my later 'coming out' as a supporter of Israel and as a strong critic of the all-too-prevalent 'progressive' antisemitism on sites like the aforementioned. Shockingly enough.
I always admired Tablet, at least until they started publishing and defending sick filth that would even make Philip Weiss and (maybe, unless there were potential book sales in it for him) David Harris-Gershon cringe. I still think they have a nice balance of politics, news and culture; and I'd like to see more comprehensive pro-Israel, proudly-Jewish sites gain similar prominence in 'the blogosphere,' such as it is.
I'd like to expand our community a bit here on Israel Thrives, with occasional cultural entries such as food diaries and coverage of local events, etc etc. That's still what I do best, after all, so I'll try my darndest to do so from here on out.
Until then, here's what I'd do for breakfast on Saturday if I didn't have to catch an intercity train in the morning. Argh! Okay, maybe next weekend. It's still the height of summer produce season here in Philadelphia, so tomatoes and cukes and all the other good stuff will surely be around at our farmers' markets next Saturday morning.
And shakshuka will always be my last meal (if I'm fortunate enough to be able to make that choice!)...