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A Weekend in Free Egypt

This morning I returned from Egypt-the new Egypt. The Egypt of hope, pride, and the Egypt in which the future will be written by Egyptians. The Egyptian people face a long, hard road ahead; the real battle will be remembering … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s Limitless Wonders

After spending 8 lovely days in Istanbul, I can honestly say it is the city I most want to return to out of any of the other places I have been blessed to see. Its architecture, romantic skyline, never ending … Continue reading

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My Desire to Buy Local and My iPad Love Affair

I’m increasingly trying to buy local because I really believe that a small business keeps money in a community. Its not terribly easy in Lebanon. But, food has been easy: My weekly pilgrimage to Souk Al Tayyeb and patronizing my … Continue reading

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Ginger Lemon Chicken Soup

  My favorite soup when I’m sick…the garlic, lemon and ginger in this soup really hit the spot!   1 small chicken, cut up into manageable pieces 2 whole carrots, peeled 1 onion, skin removed, cut in half 1 head … Continue reading

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More brigadeiros…

  Mexican Mocha- instant espresso granules and cinnamon rolled in cocoa White Rose- rose water and lemon juice rolled in crushed pistachio Black on Black- chocolate rolled in dark chocolate flakes

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Brigadeiros, Lebanese Style

So, my food soulmate Ari (who I recently reconnected with on Facebook) was telling me about her obsession with brigadeiros, a Brazilian take on truffles. After 2 minutes of conversation, I was gathering my purse and keys and heading to … Continue reading

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Timman Bagila (Rice with Fava Beans)

Timman bagila is an Iraqi dish, though it is originally from Iran, where it is called bagila pilaow. I would hesitate to call my version authentic, as I cook it to my own tastes, but the traditional components of dill, … Continue reading

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