Wednesday, February 09, 2011

All Juiced Up

Last night I manned womaned the juice bar at the Shiloh Women's Party.  The party is an annual event, but I must admit that last night was the first time I've ever attended it.  It used to be that every year I had something else to do that very night. 

This year, I didn't plan on going.  Why change my "custom?"

Then last Friday, Rosh Chodesh Adar I*, one of my newer neighbors went with me to Tel Shiloh to pray, and she insisted that I must go to the party.  She was right.  In a sense I had gotten myself into a rut of sorts about those parties. 

I called the organizer and volunteered to help.  Just attending isn't my thing.  I found myself making fresh, natural juice.  There were two juicers going.  One was apple juice and the other carrot juice.  I did the carrot juice.  Here and there I sampled some of both.  And when the program started, there was a lot of carrot juice left over.  And how could I just leave it to spoil?  It's much healthier just minutes after being juiced.  So, of course I drank a few cups.  Well, the cups were small.  I also ate a few dates.

There was also lots of foods, salads, soups etc, which I never ate.  Before leaving the house I had eaten dinner.  I made a nice serving of techina which I ate with an artichoke.  I wanted to make sure that I had a good portion of protein in me to prevent temptation from ruling.

It was a great party; I'm glad that I went.

*Join us Rosh Chodesh Adar II on Sunday, March 6, 9:30 at Tel Shiloh, for Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers


Hadassa said...

I'm not a party person either. Elon Moreh has a women's party every Rosh Chodesh, and I do try to go every month, but the ones with a class are much more enjoyable for me. (At every party there's something other than food and chatter: class, music, play, arts activity, etc.)

Batya said...

Now that I get out of the yishuv a lot, I feel less connected to the parties and events. I do go to the Shabbat shiur, ever since it started 29 years ago.

in the vanguard said...

Do you have available in your area, do you know, organically clean food (fruits and vegetables) sources? Or do you too have the problem there that we have in the States where food is commonly sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, let alone the use of chemical fertilizers?

Batya said...

Van, it is possible to get some organic fruits and vegetables, I think. Those who care try to grow some.

Hadassa said...

Van, the local organic products of which I am aware are: honey, a wide range of dairy (sheep and goat milk) products, jams, herbs, and flours. The company also brings in organic grains and sugar. I haven't heard much about organic fruits and vegetables. It could be that people who are interested buy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv and perhaps they rotate who goes in to buy. I would not be surprised if in some of the communities close to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv there is enough of a demand for deliveries to be made.
Gush Katif grew a lot of organic vegetables, sigh... A truck from Nitzat HaDuvdevan came regularly to pick up vegetables from Yakal in Netzer Hazani and deliver other products to the store in Katif.

Batya said...

Hadassa, there was a time when some neighbors got some organic fruits and veggies from Itamar, if I'm not mistaken. That was a while ago.