Garlic Scape Compound Butter

Farmer's market season is here! We finally have joined a Farm Share, after wanting to for years. (See our farm's explanation for those not familiar with the concept.) We're hoping that this will help us to eat more locally grown and seasonal produce, as well as prompt us to try new items that we don't... Continue Reading →

Cauliflower in Turmeric Yogurt

Do we cook anything not inspired by the Cookbook Club anymore? Barely. February's selection is The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma. The original recipe utilizes kefir and thickens it for the sauce. Sharma talks about how he likes the tangy, sour flavor of the kefir for this dish. When I read that, I thought that... Continue Reading →

Kofta & Potatoes in Tahini Sauce

I think this is our last recipe for the month from Falastin. Check out our other attempts: Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah), Saffron Butternut Squash Soup, and Chicken Musakhan! We'll definitely return to this cookbook later though... we have quite a few more recipes earmarked. This has been one of our favorite cookbooks since the Kitchn Cookbook Club... Continue Reading →

Chicken Musakhan

Over here, we're still loving cooking our way through Falastin, January's selection for the Kitchn's Cookbook Club. So far we've made Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah), Saffron Butternut Squash Soup, and a few others that we didn't share on here (yet). We love Middle Eastern food at baseline, and this cookbook has been a real treat. I've wanted... Continue Reading →

Saffron Butternut Squash Soup

We're a little bit in love with January's Cookbook Club selection Falastin. We always bookmark some recipes at the beginning of the month when there's a new cookbook. This month, we bookmarked pretty much the entire book, and just might actually follow through. This soup was pretty easy to prepare and a great winter and... Continue Reading →

Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah)

January's pick for the Cookbook Club is Falastin, by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. I've been a fan of Tamimi's for a long time, as he co-authored one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Jerusalem, so I was very excited about this pick. While Jerusalem looks at the food of Jerusalem from both the Jewish and... Continue Reading →

Good Riddance 2020

Every year, we write a round-up of our culinary adventures on this blog, looking back over the past year. We all know, 2020 was pretty much the worst. That reflected on the blog too. Bogged down by everything else that was going on, we didn't cook as much as we wanted to, and we certainly... Continue Reading →

Tostones

So our Puerto Rican Christmas dinner feast didn't just consist on the Arroz con Gandules that we shared the other day... We also made pernil and started the feast with tostones! I love tostones (and really anything that originates with plantains), but didn't realize that they're really fairly simple to prepare. We made ours as... Continue Reading →

Arroz con Gandules

How many times can we say it? A year like none other... so a Christmas unlike any other we've had. As of a few weeks ago, we'd come up with a plan for the weeks prior to Christmas, so we all felt comfortable visiting with my parents and siblings on Christmas Eve. Of course, we... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving doesn't quite look the same this year. To finish up this tough year, the United States appears to be climbing its worst wave of COVID infections of the pandemic, just in time for the holidays. For Thanksgiving this year, we're staying at home and eating just with ourselves. We've embraced our new reality this... Continue Reading →

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