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November 2015

  • Simple Barley Salad

    Simple Barley Salad

    Simple Barley Salad

    I had this post scheduled for last Friday, but it suddenly sounded trivial in light of the recent tragic events in Paris, so I sat on it for a little while.
    I was going to write about shopping, and the little Scandinavian café near Place de la République where I … Continue Reading...

  • Rose Water and Pistachio Muffins

    Rose and Pistachio Muffins

    Rose and Pistachio Muffins

    Rose and Pistachio Muffins

    If you’ve been hanging out here with me for a while, you’ve probably noticed my deep fondness for Middle Eastern flavours. I’m naturally drawn to the warm heady spices and herbs found in classic Middle Eastern cooking, there’s just something about them that make my palate sing with delight! HarissaContinue Reading...

  • Wine Glazed Vegetables and Lentils

    Wine Glazed Lentils and Vegetables

    Wine Glazed Lentils and Vegetables

    I had a particularly delicious rice and lentil dish at a friend’s house recently. Our host before we sat down to dinner, apologized because she said she’d been running late and had rushed through preparing the meal.

    It was a simple mujadara with about the same ratio of rice to … Continue Reading...

  • Travelogue | Postcards from Paris

    Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile

    Jardin des Plantes

    Monceau Metro Station

    Jardin du Luxembourg

    My first trip to Paris, the bus (Les Cars) from Roissy dropped us off at the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées stretched before us in all its tree-lined splendour, and I couldn’t think of a more magnificent introduction to the city.

    We walked down the grand avenue that … Continue Reading...