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Time. Time is a mysterious and magical entity. It speeds up and slows down at whim, making minutes seem like hours and months seem like days. How is it that waking from a short nap can feel like emerging from underwater, yet a night’s sleep can leave you struggling to understand how it is already morning when you just lay your head down on the pillow.

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Meat Bourekas

This is perhaps only my second mention of meat here so far. Anyone who reads this blog regularly might get the impression that I am not too fond of meat. But these people would be wrong – I love sinking my teeth into a juicy steak, and enjoy a  good piece of meat just as much of the next average carnivore.  I just don’t enjoy cooking it so much. The long, sweltering Israeli summers turn me off meat (and generally off  hot food)  leaving me perfectly happy eating cold soups, salads, cheeses, breads, eggs, fish and rice all summer long.

We do, however,  always eat roast chicken on shabbat. Last week I decided to make a meat dish as well: a simple Middle Eastern food called bourekas.  These filled puff pastry pockets, parcels or triangles are eaten in many countries, from Turkey to Bosnia, and are very popular here in Israel.

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