This #RecipeOfTheWeek comes from Noa Zer. Noa was born and raised in the suburbs of Tel Aviv and moved to Moshav Paran in the Central Arava desert in 2011. She heads the resource development department at the Central Arava Regional Council, where she is responsible for fundraising as well as foreign affairs and connections to Jewish communities in the Diaspora.
Noa is married to a second-generation farmer from Paran, and together they are starting their second agricultural season as pepper growers. The Central Arava, a region characterized by sharp climate changes, extreme topographical conditions, scarce water, and dramatic natural beauty is a key focus of JNF's Blueprint Negev initiative.