What’s not to love about pomegranate seeds? They’re tart and subtly sweet. When you pop the seeds into your mouth they burst with flavor (nature’s candy). And the color, when you get a really good one, is an intense shade of ruby red. We all need some color in our life this time of year when … Continue Reading

There’s hummus (or at least what we’re accustomed to here in the United States) and then there’s msabbaha. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of msabbaha until recently. Actually, my husband came across a reference to msabbaha in a book he’s reading — Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War. Whenever he discovers a dish or recipe that … Continue Reading

Now that it’s officially autumn, I think it’s appropriate to start talking about soups and stews. I love soup (and stews) and could eat it any time of year. I find that a big pot of soup on the stove top or a stew that’s been braising for hours makes the colder months all the more tolerable. … Continue Reading

In my opinion, summer is by far the best time of year.  Give me sunshine. Give me flip flops, shorts and a tee, that’s when I’m most comfortable. Throw in a lazy day at the beach and I’m as happy as a clam. And of course this…summer’s bounty  — tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, chiles, zucchini, summer … Continue Reading

Happy 2016! Thought I’d start out the new year with something really simple — hummus.  Who doesn’t like hummus?  As is the case with most mass-produced food products, there’s a whole lot of hummus out there, but I think the best hummus is the one you make yourself.  And, hummus is really easy to make. … Continue Reading