Category Archives: Stories and Recipes

Crisp Lentil Patties Recipe

There are very few downsides to my work with Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. Except one thing: I share stuff, and then I’m held to it.

Sweetless, Meatless March? It sounded good, and I was really ready to get …

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The Silver Lining

A few years ago, right about this time of year, I was living in Chicago and went to an event celebrating Saint Mary’s College with my sister. It was a gathering of alums and families who are especially connected with …

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Homemade Falafel Recipe

I’d like to get right to the heart of why, other than perhaps one or two bites, I had never eaten falafel before I made my own, from scratch, recently.

In a word: cumin.

I . . . don’t like …

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Lavender-Orange Blossom Shortbread Recipe (Lebanese Graybeh)

I recently spoke to a group of high school students about life as a writer. They were having a whole week of writerly immersion, to encourage the idea that writing isn’t just about that pain-in-the-neck assignment you have to turn …

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Cheese Fondue Recipe (with…za’atar!)

It’s fondue time. And in honor of fondue, authentic Swiss cheese fondue, I have…no real story to tell. It’s SWISS, after all.

Yes, we had a harvest gold fondue set back in the day, a cool looking one that would …

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