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Miracle on Dan Bus #4 by Esor Ben-Sorek http://www.timesofisrael.com. (I was not able to edit out the white space)
Miracle on Dan Bus #4
Miracle on Dan Bus #4
MARCH 27, 2016
It was a very hot day in July 1951. I was in Tel Aviv and too hot to walk. I boarded Dan bus #4 on the corner of Ben Yehuda and Gordon Streets.
The bus was very crowded and there was no available seat. I had to stand next to a Yemenite woman holding a live chicken under her apron.
People were chatting, discussing with fervor the day’s news, each one offering a personal description of the political situation, everyone with a different opinion. As is common in Israel, every person holds himself to be the authentic source of “inside” information. This one said “I have a cousin in the police force and he told me……..” Another replied, “that doesn’t make any sense. My neighbor’s son is in the army and he was telling us……” And from the rear of the bus, a
Since eggplant was the staple of the 1950’s Israeli diet, it seems appropriate to give it a new twist. המילה העברית “חציל” היא פי המילה הערבית הנדירה حَيْصَل. The two words in Hebrew, “Chazile” or Chazilim” and Arabic are almost identical.
Directions Grilled Eggplant and goat cheese- changed to baking in a toaster oven. (allrecipes.com)
- Prep: In a large bowl, coat eggplant with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. I placed a tray in a very hot oven to allow the eggplant to cook thoroughly.
- Arrange the baked eggplant slices on a tray. Place a slice of tomato and a slice of goat cheese on each slice of eggplant. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the tomatoes and cheese. Top with remaining slices of eggplant, and secure each bundle with a toothpick covered in foil. This can be arranged on carefully cut baking paper.
- Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes, or until softened and melt in your mouth delicious! Fresh mozzarella can easily be substituted if you don’t like goat cheese. Now you have finished off your “grilled” eggplant in a toaster oven