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Mushroom Tart

Mushroom Tart

River City Shiitake I had the incredible pleasure of visiting River City Shiitake here in Portland, OR with my friends from New Seasons Market. Mary, the lead mushroom cultivator at River City Shiitake shares her experience of pressing her own “blocks” to grow some of…

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

Fall Vibes Hands down my favorite time of year is fall! I feel fortunate to live in an area where we get to see the four seasons pretty clearly. Fall days arrive and the air becomes cool and crisp, leaves begin to change color, something…

Pear Galette

Pear Galette

It’s always pear season, but end of summer into fall is the best time to enjoy delicious pears. This simple galette recipe is probably the easiest way to pack the flavor of sweet pear, buttery crust and fall spices. I would choose making and eating…

Lamb Sfeeha

Lamb Sfeeha

Street Food Some of the best pleasures are simple ones, including incredible street food. Lebanon is filled with some of the most amazing cuisine around the world but often times it’s the street food that really hits home. Sfeeha is a variation of a meat…

Everyday Roasted Chicken

Everyday Roasted Chicken

September Hustle Every year about this time, myself and probably the majority of parents get completely overwhelmed! September! The time when school begins, activities resume, every school event from Open House to picture day is scheduled. One of the most important, but probably the last…

Pear Skillet Cake

Pear Skillet Cake

The winds are changing, literally! I can hear wind howling outside my window and this September is inching closer and closer to fall. Fall baking is probably one of my absolute favorite things, the smell of warm bread baking, the scent of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves…

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing more comforting or special than a chocolate chip cookie. It’s probably the first recipe one makes with their kiddos. It’s the cookie that every child hopes to see as their after school treat and it is definitely one of America’s most beloved…

Lebanese Street Fries

Lebanese Street Fries

What’s better than french fries? Definitely Lebanese Street Fries! Lining the streets of Beirut, you’ll find shop after shop selling street food. Mostly anything and everything that is doughy or pita bread filled with delicious sweet and savory foods. From manakeesh (za’atar bread), jibon (cheese…

Social Media Ethics & Etiquette

Social Media Ethics & Etiquette

I’m not sure how many of us woke up one day and said, “I’m going to grow up to be a blogger.” I’m approaching 40 years old and during the time I was growing up there definitely wasn’t a huge blogging community. I was still…

Lebanese Potato Salad

Lebanese Potato Salad

Block Party Celebrations, gatherings and feasts. All three of these have one thing in common: friends and family. There is always a time in our lives when we are planning the next event, the next celebration or the next meal to share with friends. It…