Summer

Mediterranean Rice Salad

Mediterranean Rice Salad

One of my all-time favorite salads is fattoush. Fattoush is a Lebanese salad that is loaded with veggies, boasts a lemony flavor and the pièce de résistance, toasted pita bread! The problem with fattoush is shortly after the salad is made, the bread gets soggy and […]

Instagram Break

Instagram Break

We ate a lot of ice cream, everyday from my dad’s shop, Faouzi’s Talk of the Town.  So I took a break… I could very easily go into a Ross + Rachel analogy, but I’ll spare you and just chat about my Instagram break.  Day […]

Strawberry Rosemary Galette

Strawberry Rosemary Galette

The Galette I love pie just as much as the next person, but sometimes I don’t have the patience to make the perfect lattice or cut outs for my pie. Sometimes I just want to enjoy the benefits of pie without all the fuss and […]

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Is it finally spring? There are days I wake up and walk outside and it feels as though winter is still lingering. But today, today was 80 degrees, and tomorrow and the next day. I think we have finally jumped over the hump and spring […]

Lebneh Zaatar Tomato Pie

Lebneh Zaatar Tomato Pie

Summer is beginning to look like a distant memory at this time. But if you’re like me and have a few lingering tomatoes on your vines or can still find some beautiful ones at the Farmer’s Market, this tomato pie won’t disappoint. Traditional slab pie […]

Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

There are some things that you just fall in love with. Cute babies, fresh flowers, the smell of a fresh rain, new shoes and these cookies! Seriously, you will fall in love with these cookies because they are soft, chewy and have such a depth […]

Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Anyone who has been to my house or has seen pictures on my Instagram stories can attest to the fact that I ALWAYS have bananas turning on my counter! I buy the bananas, the children say they’ll eat the bananas but then two days later […]

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Living in the Pacific Northwest we become accustomed to certain things: coffee shops on every corner, farmer’s markets, artisanal cheeses, local beer and wine and one time a year amazing wild Alaskan salmon. My whole family waits all year for that window where wild Alaskan […]

Peaches & Cream Tart

Peaches & Cream Tart

It’s been a while friends, I’ve been back east spending time with my family and celebrating my sister as she recently got married. Many of you probably saw the million desserts and some pictures of her special day. Besides my own wedding (coming up on […]

Prosciutto Cheddar Chive Scones

Prosciutto Cheddar Chive Scones

Easy like Sunday morning Let’s talk about Sunday morning…one of my favorite days of the week! Even though it’s the end of the weekend there is something comforting about Sunday morning, a certain sense of calm in the air and a final day to enjoy […]