Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Today I'm going to try to "make" olives. Saleh, the groundskeeper, helped me pick olives from the trees in the village today, and tried to explain the recipe, which I think I remember. 10 cups of water, 1 cup of white vinegar, a lemon, some crushed hot pepper, and a cup of salt. Not regular salt, like sea salt. I need to find some sea salt before my zeitoun are past the point of no return.

I'm going to Jordan tomorrow. I'm nervous about my re-entry being rejected, but I'm trying to keep a stiff upper lip. Jordan tomorrow, Bil'in on Friday, and a tour of the Jordan Valley with my students tomorrow.

It's good!