Making Hungarian Kiflis

This weekend I made Hungarian kiflis, which are a crescent shaped yummy cookie filled with a walnut paste. I used my grandma’s recipe. The end result was super tasty and I took a few photos along the way.

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Lost to the Mediterranean Sea

I love reading biographies. Last weekend I read From Copper to Gold, about the life of a remarkable woman named Dorothy Baker. In 1954, she was in her mid-50’s when she and fellow passengers on a British Air flight from Rome went down off the Italian coast. Having immersed myself in the book for a few days (I couldn’t put it down), I’m feeling a bit stunned that her life ended so quickly, as if I’ve lost a dear friend myself.

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Day 9: Farewell

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 – This was a bittersweet day, as all of the pilgrims were about to say their farewells. We gathered at 7 PM at the Haifa Pilgrim House. The Shrine of the Bab was open until 10 PM and the Terraces until 10:30 PM. It was hard to leave…

[Note: Life seems to always get in the way of my blogging efforts. During a recent website refresh, I discovered these pilgrimage posts which were never completed. Perhaps I will find the time to come back and add some of the beautiful photos I took each day.]

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Day 8: The Arc

Monday, January 10, 2011 – We got up bright and early for an 8:45 AM visit to the buildings on the Arc! Then at 1 PM we went down the mountain to the House of the Master and #4 Haparsim Street. This evening we went up to the ITC building again, this time for a presentation by Counselor Joanie Lincoln.

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