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 →

Crispy Duck Legs

When I shared my pictures and opinions of this recipe in the Kitchn's Cookbook Club Facebook group, my post started with, "Yall. Run and get some duck legs, so you can make the Crispy Duck Legs!" And now I'm telling anyone who reads this post the same! These are SO good. Honestly, I never thought... Continue Reading →

Classic Beef & Broccoli

Sticking with our Cookbook Club selection, we made another recipe from Grace Young's Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge. This month has been incredibly fun, even though we didn't join in until closer to the end of August. Ms. Young actually joined the club Facebook group and offered tips, suggestions, and kind comments on all of... Continue Reading →

Stir-Fried Ginger Broccoli

It's been awhile. We say this a lot. We obviously don't use this blog to make money or to showcase a business, so it's the first thing to fall by the wayside when we're busy. Currently, we have a baby, both work full-time, and are navigating a pandemic, so our blog has drifted to the... Continue Reading →

Berry Pavlova with Chocolate Drizzle

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a lot of things from us collectively. Lives, health, daily freedoms, jobs, money... Some of these things are obviously more important than others. One of the things that it has taken is simultaneously trivial and powerful - our celebrations. No one is dying for lack of a birthday party, but... Continue Reading →

Roasted Beets in Herb Yogurt

So things have gotten weird since our last blog post. The novel coronavirus has caused a global pandemic, and we're starting to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases in our area. The past week at work has been incredibly stressful, with a lot of confusion and worry. We actually are now on vacation for two... Continue Reading →

Smoky Spiced Pecans

Welcome to March! This month's Cookbook Club selection is Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South, by Vivian Howard. If you're a PBS watcher, Vivian is the chef at the center of the show A Chef's Life. Selim loves that show, so this was a fun selection for us! Our first... Continue Reading →

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