Basil-Lemon Granita

  Basil-lemon granita is probably the ultimate light and easy-to-make dessert.  It makes the perfect cooler on a warm day.  It is made out of fresh lemon and lime juice mixed with basil infused simple syrup.

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Lola’s Rice Pudding: The Bitter Sweet Memory

UNSPONSORED POST  Rice pudding is almost a universal spoon dessert.  It is either cooked on a stove top or baked,  eggless or eggy, bland or spiced.  Rice pudding remains a comfort food that evokes sweet childhood memories across the globe.  My personal predilection goes for the simpler and creamier one.  This version of rice pudding […]

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Barbecue Pork Tenderloin: The Twenty-Minute Recipe

Summer is in full swing.  Kids are off school and, I am in the midst of a marathon of kids’ activities.  In a prefect world, summer should be a synonym of lolling, less rushed morning, refreshing cocktails and fun get-togethers.  

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Savarin: Revisiting An Old Favorite

NON-SPONSORED POST Recipe adapted from “French, The Secrets of Classic Cooking Made Easy” book. Growing up in Alexandria, Egypt, I was lucky to watch the lingering vestige of a bygone cosmopolitan era, when Alexandria used to be a hub for various western expat communities such as Greek, Italian and Armenian, just to name few.

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Beer Can Chicken: Surprise Your Guests

My guests usually expect, given my roots, a Middle Eastern table.  Therefore, I like to surprise them with a completely different set of flavors. A couple of weeks ago, gathered in my house for dinner and ideas exchange were ten exceptional and well-traveled ladies.  My powerful female guests are human activists who are devoting their […]

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Balah El Sham: First Lesson of Coexsistence

Balah El Sham that translates into “Dates of Damascus” is the Middle Eastern version of the Spanish Churro.  It is fried fluted fingers drenched in fragrant simple syrup.  One of several evocative delicacies, Balah El Sham is particularly prepared during the month of Ramadan, which is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting.

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