Monday, 2 May 2011

Jerusalem Butterfly

On Friday we drove up to Jerusalem to see one of my bestest friends, Butterfly. Twas so awesome to see her again, after three years!


Littletree loves her to bits as well :) We all went out into the old city in Jerusalem in search of the best hummous ever in the Muslim Quarter. I love walking around in the old alleyways, on stone pathways that twist in and out; I would get lost in there within 30 seconds!


Eventually we found the best hummous, and oh my goddess! It was worth the walk. Seriously delicious, still warm and served with fresh pita.


We walked around the markets, buying bits of this and that, and catching up


Then we went to another place for the best knaffe ever. Knaffe is a kind of dessert made with goats cheese and sweet stuff somewhat related to baklava. Actually, I can’t explain it, you just have to go try it for yourself! (be warned though, it’s sweet enough to curl your toes!)


Purple and Butterfly sat being silly and we all laughed a lot


Then we went up to a lookout, just to be a bit touristy, and take funny photos while admiring the view. Yay for the good zoom on my camera


And Butterfly showed off her new-found acrobatics skill, in perfectly irreverent style


A fantastic day :)


  1. the hummus looks divine! now you've got me craving it. :)

  2. Oh, your day looks wonderful, magical, fantastic! I feel like I was there, and thank you so much for that! Mind you, I'm missing out on the smells, the taste, the sounds, the feel of it, but still—I'm almost there, in spirit. :)

    I'm so glad you're writing about your days! I am just loving your words and pictures. Thank you, majikfaerie.

  3. I suddenly feel the need to make some hummus. Would love to try THAT hummus! Looks like a great visit with your friend. :-) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ok thanks for that, now I am hungry! LOL I love that last picture of Littletree, she is growing up way too fast! Hugs xoxox

  5. you're all welcome! It truly is amazing hummous. If you've never tried hummous from a hummous place - somewhere that makes and serves only that - in the middle east, you've probably never tried the real stuff. Oh how I wish we could get it in Australia!

  6. I've never tried the good kind of hummous, though I do enjoy what I am able to get or make. :-) Did you get any good recipes?? :-)

  7. I make a pretty damn good hummous myself, but I could never do one as good as this!


Thanks for your lovely words, witty banter and entertaining discussion :)