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…

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…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

  It’s been over 20 years since I have made a trip to Lebanon to visit family. Yikes! I didn’t realize how long it had been until I calculated the years. Kind of like me thinking 30 years ago was in the 70s, but actually…

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Soup season! It’s officially acceptable to have soup anytime. My middle child is more than happy with that, considering she asks for cream of broccoli soup about 3 times a month…even when it’s 80+ degrees outside. I definitely tend to make more broth based soups:…

Acorn Squash Galette

Acorn Squash Galette

Thanksgiving, one of my all-time favorite holidays. It’s the holiday where everyone can be themselves, there aren’t any gifts or grand gestures to be made. Just a day to help us remember all that we are thankful for. It’s a day that many share with…

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…

Stuffed Rolled Grape Leaves (Warat Areesh)

Stuffed Rolled Grape Leaves (Warat Areesh)

Do you remember that part in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” where the kids are making fun of Tulla for eating moussaka? Well, I’m here to tell you that growing up in a Lebanese home and having a variety of ethnic food, I had moments…