The cookie that soothes your tummy: Middle Eastern Sesame Anise Cookies!

Hello Friends, Hope you are doing well! I just wanted to start with an announcement of a fun new cooking class Wednesday, March 4th  at Draeger’s Market in Menlo Park! The menu will feature these goodies: Arugula Salad with Roasted Carrots, Chickpeas, Feta and Tahini with Mint and Honey Dressing Creamy Hummus with Garlicky Mushrooms…… Continue reading The cookie that soothes your tummy: Middle Eastern Sesame Anise Cookies!

MY FIRST BOOK SIGNING!

A huge thank you to all of you that turned up for my very first cookbook signing! It absolutely melted my heart to meet so many of you in person, and I was so touched by those of you out of state that sent your family members in California to come get a signed copy!…… Continue reading MY FIRST BOOK SIGNING!

Burburrah, The 2000 Year Old Pre-Christmas Recipe!

Every December 4th, for the past 2000 years, Arab and Orthodox Christians celebrate the Feast of Santa Barbara with this very special porridge, called Burbarrah, the Arabic name for Barbara. Greek orthodox Christians celebrate this day on December 16th.  What was so special about Saint Barbara? Barbara’s story, originating in Baalbek Lebanon, was that she…… Continue reading Burburrah, The 2000 Year Old Pre-Christmas Recipe!

OLIVE OIL HARVEST AND DISCOVERY FROM PALESTINE!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks to many of you for your positive response to the cookbook! I ordered a limited supply to gauge interest, and at the rate the book is selling right now I might have to put in another print order very soon! Thanks to you that have ordered 6 or even 10 books…… Continue reading OLIVE OIL HARVEST AND DISCOVERY FROM PALESTINE!

MY COOKBOOK IS FINALLY READY FOR PRE-ORDER!

After 10 years of working on this labor of love, my cookbook is finally ready and I am now taking orders! You get to see the cover here first:     This hardback book is full of colorful illustrations, meticulous directions, family anecdotes, and historical information about the recipes.   Books will be delivered starting mid…… Continue reading MY COOKBOOK IS FINALLY READY FOR PRE-ORDER!

Samak bi Tahini – Fish with Tahini Sauce

First of all a cookbook update to your wonderful subscribers of my newsletter! I have heard from the printers that my cookbook will be ready in December! I will do my best to make sure that it is available in time to order for Christmas! Now onto a recipe so easy you can eat it…… Continue reading Samak bi Tahini – Fish with Tahini Sauce