Tag Archives: Mouneh

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. …

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Ingredient: Produce, the mother lode

This is the kind of post that defines the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s August and everywhere there is color, abundance, ripe flavor…it’s all self-evident, isn’t it?

But I will say just a few, if …

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Postcard from Lebanon

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 …

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Technique: How to prep oranges for candied peel


The OCD-afflicted among us are going to enjoy the organized manner in which it’s best to peel citrus for candying. I have never been one to indulge in the wreckless abandon of tearing off the skin of an orange willy …

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Ingredient: Oranges

Little did I know how little I know about oranges. Or so I was told when I visited an orange grove recently, located on the aptly named Orange Blossom Drive here in Southwest Florida where I’m visiting family. These are …

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