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Tag Archives: Lebanon
If we heaped together all the love that mothers have for their children, all the love of husbands and wives, all the love of all the angels and saints, it could never equal Mary’s love for even a single soul.…
Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion. It has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration. ~Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese poet
(Thank you, 2012, for your abundant gifts. You gave …
One of the many great things about my home state of Michigan is that there are lots of Lebanese populating the state. This translates to one’s ability to find good Lebanese restaurants pretty much around the corner, at least if …
There is one thing I’ve always thought was a given about grape leaves: that fresh is best. In other words, that leaves picked when they’ve just unfurled from the vine in the spring and eaten immediately make the finest little …
What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile. ~ William Sokolin
(Sheep grazing with their shepherds–in regular street clothes–just beyond the vineyards of Ksara. Old world and new, Lebanon’s ironies. Our wine …
My itinerary for my recent trip to Lebanon included wineries, at the top of the list. I had lots of reasons for wanting to visit Lebanon’s wine country: the beauty of the vineyards that I hoped would be akin to …
The thing about wine glasses is that I am a believer in the notion that the size, shape and material of a glass makes a difference in the wine-drinking experience…yet I love to buy, display and drink from wine glasses …
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid …
We were remote, in the mountains, paying homage to our adored Lebanese saint, Charbel. It was a haunting place, creaking with wind and chill and a kind of desolation. I prayed for all of us.
As I left, the …
The Lebanese love the water. Might explain what brought us to Michigan.
Can you smell the roses and herbs? It was so aromatic, I hope it wafts in for you.
Hallab pastry shop. Need I say more?
Beirut at night. A cab driver said today of Beirut: it is most beautiful at night.
Other cafes were full. This one was not.
Manoushe is my new favorite food. We’ll make some, I promise. More importantly, these are my …
We have been in Lebanon for one day, and if I had to leave now, the trip would have been worth it.
Some scenes from today: a friend of a friend who is now a friend…takes her Sunday and spends …