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April 2016

  • Saffron Barley with Black-Eyed Peas

    Saffron Barley with Black-Eyed Peas

    Saffron Barley with Black-Eyed Peas

    I got sick over the weekend, with fever, fatigue and what my dad would call catarrh. I got a little delirious, in a way a fever does; but the doctor suspected it’s an infection from my long bout with seasonal allergies. I took a recommended extra day of rest and … Continue Reading...

  • Salted Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies

    Salted Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies

    I made these cookies for our trip to New York last year. It’s a much raved-about chocolate chip cookie from Ovenly, the venerable bakery in Brooklyn. I found the recipe on Vogue and it seemed fitting that we’d snack on them on our flight east.
    I made a few modifications; … Continue Reading...

  • Pasta with Roasted Spring Vegetables

    Pasta with Roasted Spring Vegetables

    Pasta with Roasted Spring Vegetables

    I used to know a woman from North Africa, who whenever I asked about her weekend, used to say, “Child, I have henna on my hands and halwa at home, I can’t complain”, then would launch into tales of a joyous wedding or celebration she attended.
    I found myself … Continue Reading...

  • Coffee Journal | Honor Cafe, Paris

    Honor Cafe, Paris

    Honor Cafe, Paris

    Honor Cafe, Paris

    I missed Paris today. Maybe it’s because Ladurée opened here in Vancouver with people lining up to buy macarons as if they were on the Champs-Élysées. It was a slight longing though, it passed almost immediately but took me by surprise because I don’t usually allow myself the luxury of … Continue Reading...

  • Amaranth and Quinoa with Blood Orange Syrup

    Amaranth and Quinoa with Blood Orange Syrup

    Amaranth and Quinoa with Blood Orange Syrup

    It feels like the sun has been shining brighter these past few days and our sky has taken on the loveliest shade of blue. if it weren’t for the pesky pollen in the air, spring would be my absolute favourite of seasons. A friend sent me a text the other … Continue Reading...


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