two days off school
with a flu that had to be entertained
so the thing to do, she thought,
was a pink castle for her friend's birthday.
she painted doors and towers and trees
and stuck beads on toothpicks
we folded a staircase
and made two princess puppets
amazing how an old box and some kitchen tubes
can give a child's imagination flight.
smells / spices / stories from ramallah, brought back by k. did you know you could buy illy espresso coffee and dark lindt chocolate at any old grocer there? (just in case you were harbouring the same preconceptions as me)
za'atar in the tiny bowl is made with thyme, oregano, marjoram, sumac and toasted sesame seeds. you dip the bread in olive oil and then in the herb mixture and then you can't stop until it runs out.