Category Archives: Stories and Recipes

Cherries with Parsley, Walnuts, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette


I have been turning out lots (and lots) of pies lately. This, however, is not a post about pie, but anyway: A few of the pies we give away, but most…we eat. That means I’ve also been turning out lots …

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Lebanese summer salad recipes (and many ways to eat your mint)

 

 

Lebanese salad recipes are bright, light, and always high on flavor. Plenty of crunch too. Oh, and don’t forget the mint! It’s everywhere in Lebanese recipes, especially summer salads, most of which happily end in the word “mint.” As …

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Grilled Corn Salad with Mint and Feta Recipe


The truth is that even though Dan and I are newlyweds, it is summer up north in Michigan. This is where I do most of my work. His work, however, is downstate. So when all of the festivities of …

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Strawberry Rose Cheesecake Recipe, with labneh


I was on the hunt for strawberries for all kinds of reasons. Number one: the presence of strawberries at the farmer’s market Up North would mean that the soil, the air, the sun and sky were, at long long last, …

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Michigan’s Smoked Whitefish Dip Recipe


Everyone has their own. It’s like Lebanese seven-spice mix: which seven depends on who is doing the mixing, but the mix is happening, everywhere you go there. And for the record, it’s not always seven. I grew up on three …

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