Friday, August 31, 2007

hike and grape juice

Today we had a very enjoyable Friday. My wife had wanted to go to a short hike in the Golan and I had said fine as long as we leave early in the morning. This morning, i wasn't really in the mood to drive all that way for a short hike, so my wife suggested nachal kziv, our local default hike, but to go a little bit farther then we normally go because there is a bigger pool of water there. About 300 feet past the springs, the was a much larger pool of water and the kids played there for about 2 hours. We found blackberries and figs, which were delicious.

We headed for home and I stopped by Train Talk's house to pick up Die Hard 4, which we haven't seen yet. He has an abundance of gropes (purple grapes in my family tradition) and offered me a bunch, so we picked a plastic shopping bags worth. I decided to make graoe juice, but I don't have a gat and I wasn't in the mood of having the children dancing all over them, so I decided to try something new. I put the gropes into the food processor and turned it on full speed. After about 15 seconds, they were ready. I poured the mixture into the strainer, which very quickly got stuck. I wasn't sure what to do at that point until my wife came to my rescue. She suggested using a cloth diaper (unused) to squeeze and strain the juice out. The juice is delicious, but from what I understand it has to be used in the first day after it is made. So we will be drinking it all tonight unless I hear differently from someone else.


Anonymous said...

without labels I had absolutely no idea what this post was about.

Carol Feldman said...

I just ran across your blog and saw the post about the couple originally from Oklahoma. Since there are not that many of us, could you tell me their name (or give them mine) in case we knew each other? We are from Tulsa and the name is Larry and Carol Feldman.
We lived there between 1983 and 2003. Live in Tel Aviv now.
Thanks, Carol