Tag Archives: green beans

Favorite Lebanese Recipes for Fall; it’s all about balance

Hello fall. Hello pumpkin and low-lying morning fog.

Hello to you too, quiet; whenever you come home, I realize how much I’ve missed you.

Hello chill.

Hello chill? Um, not so much. My greeting is less “hello” and more “get …

Posted in Stories and Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Our Thanksgiving Menu, with little ideas, recipes and tips

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. ~Khalil Gibran

While cooking: Beaujolais nouveaux, fatayar nibble (made ahead). Before and …

Posted in Menus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Lebanese quick pickles, and my mouneh

Something serious happened recently up north: the season changed. It’s not just the temperature, the coolness in the air, though that plays a part. There is a change in the color of the light, a movement from yellow to white. …

Posted in Stories and Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Michigan’s whitefish dinner: the fish

The key to excellent whitefish is not overcooking it—this seems to be our theme this week, from the new potatoes to the beans and corn, cooking times can mean the difference between delicious and not-so-much.

I always loved our …

Posted in Stories and Recipes | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Whitefish dinner: Green beans, corn and good bread

We all know that one of the great pleasures of the bounty of summer is that it tastes so good you don’t need, or want, to do much beyond getting it to the table. But as with writing, and perhaps …

Posted in Stories and Recipes | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments