Maine 2021

Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME We haven't had a travel post in a really long, well, because we haven't gone anywhere in a long time! Thanks global pandemic. Remember back in March of 2020, when there were a few days where no one knew what to do or what was going to happen? It seemed like... Continue Reading →

Spicy Pasta alla Norma with Sausage

We're definitely adding Joshua McFadden's Six Seasons to our list of favorite cookbooks. And this recipe may just be our favorite one (so far) from there! We've been getting these gorgeous fairy-tale eggplants from our Farm Share this summer and, not being super experienced eggplant-ers, have been trying new ways to enjoy them. Not only... Continue Reading →

Blackberry Shrub

I am a vinegar lover, but if you're not, this might not be the drink for you. Both my dad and Selim were not fans, thinking it was too sharp. But I found it refreshing and a delicious summer drink! While you do need to start making it about a full week in advance, it... Continue Reading →

Muzzie’s Dip

I've been trying and coming up short of what exactly to write for this post. So let me start by copying and pasting what I wrote on social media not long after her death. Yesterday, we celebrated the life of my amazing grandmother. She was a mother to seven, grandmother to 23, and great-grandmother to... Continue Reading →

Afghan Chickpea Curry

This was our second attempt from May's Cookbook Club selection, Parwana, by Durkhanai Ayubi. The first, Afghan Lamb & Root Veggie Aush, was a big hit. We have about 80% of the recipes in this book earmarked to try. I was also very encouraged when I was picking this book up at the library and... Continue Reading →

Za’atar Chicken over Yogurt

Looking for a meal that looks beautiful and feels complex, but isn't actually that hard or time-consuming to make? Got one for you! It's a great meal to share when friends are over... though it also is best if your eaters don't mind just digging into the shared platter and eating with their fingers. The... Continue Reading →

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 →

Afghan Lamb & Root Veggie Aush

This was our first recipe attempt from Parwana, by Durkhanai Ayubi, May's Cookbook Club selection. This is another cookbook we just knew we were going to love! It may end up at the top of the favorites list with Falastin and Stir Frying to the Sky's Edge. We bookmarked half of the book to try... 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 →

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