Arugula with Sugared Cranberries & Pancetta. And let’s talk cookbooks.

Arugula mujadara platter

Arugula, Avocado and Mujadara Platter

Aspargus pickles in weck jars

Asparagus Pickles with Grape Leaves

Avocado tahini dip with sesame seeds and crudite

Avocado Tahini Dip

Square dish with barley picnic salad and a big spoon, in Mom's hands

Barley Picnic Salad, and 4th of July in Harbor Springs

Basil oil in three plates on the counter

Basil Dipping Oil

Basil Zucchini soup in a blue and white bowl

Basil Zucchini Soup

Bread and Butter Sweet Pickle Chicops

Bread and Butter Sweet Pickle Chips

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce and Sumac

Broccolini with Pine Nut Sauce

Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Walnuts,

Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Walnuts. And a full report.

Caprese salad on a blue platter

Caprese Salad with Pomegranate and Mint

Chickpea Feta Salad,

Chickpea and Feta Picnic Salad

Coosa and eggs, breakfast (or dinner) of champions

Cranberry sauce with rose water,

Cranberry Sauce with Rose Water & Pistachios

Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sumac Recipe. Say yes to the dress.

Cucumber bites with Labneh and Olives,

Cucumber Bites with Labneh and Olives

Fattoush salad, and poetry, in motion

Favorite Things: A little whisk

Favorite Things: The Tomato Knife

French Lentils with Dijon

Fresh Herb Falafel Wrap, Maureen Abood

Fresh Herb Falafel Pita Wrap

Fresh Mint Hummus

Fried Cauliflower, and this time last year

Lebanese eggplant on a blue platter with tahini sauce

Garlic Tahini Eggplant

Cabbage Rolls,

Garlicky Cabbage Rolls, some little gems.

Garlicky Lebanese Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard and Lemon; dressed up Rushta

Purple eggplant in a footed dish on a marble countertop, Maureen Abood

How to Choose an Eggplant

Grape leaves on the vine

How to identify, clean, and store fresh grape leaves

How to make your own pumpkin puree

Hummus topped with spicy sauteed red peppers

Hummus topped with Spicy Sauteed Red Pepper

Hummus with olives, pine nuts, and crostini

Hummus with Olives, Pine Nuts and Olive Oil Crostini

Ingredient: Cabbage

Ingredient: Cauliflower

Ingredient: Eggplant

Ingredient: Grape Leaves

Ingredient: Leeks

Ingredient: Little coosa, little summer squash

Ingredient: Mint, or Na’na

Ingredient: Olives

Ingredient: Potatoes

Ingredient: Produce, the mother lode

Ingredient: Radishes

Ingredient: Red Bell Peppers

Ingredient: Rhubarb

Ingredient: Spinach

Ingredient: Summer Squash, or Coosa

Ingredient: Swiss Chard

Ingredient: Tomatoes

Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil, Maureen

Irish Mashed Potatoes. In the Lebanese Way.

Sauteed squash cores in a little bowl

Koosa Core Saute

Koosa Fatayar (a.k.a.: savory zucchini pies)

Koosa squash cooked in yogurt

Koosa in Yogurt Sauce

Labneh Green Goddess with crudite platter

Labneh Green Goddess

Malfouf salad,

Lebanese Cabbage Slaw, Malfouf Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad, Maureen

Lebanese Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Mint

Lebanese eggplant boats in tomato sauce topped with cheese and pine nuts, in a white casserole, Maureen Abood

Lebanese Eggplant Boats, another Sheik al Mehsheh

Lebanese Fattah

Lebanese Fattah: Chickpeas, pita chips, and labneh with garnishes

Lebanese Fattoush Salad

Lebanese Grape Leaf Rolls, a taste of Dier Mimas

Lebanese Green Bean Stew (yahneh or lubieh) from the expert

Lebanese Olive Salad, and Our Town

Lebanese Panzanella Salad

Lebanese Potato Salad

Lebanese spinach pies on a blue floral plate, Maureen Abood

Lebanese Spinach Pies, or fatayar, or whatever

Lebanese Summer Salads

Lebanese Tomato Salad. Let juice run down your chin.

Vegetable soup Lebanese style in a bowl

Lebanese Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale

Leeks in Olive Oil, and scenes from the farm market

Bowl of lentil tomato soup on the counter

Lentil Bulgur Soup with Mint Olive Oil

7 layer dip Mediterranean style in a pie plate

Mediterranean 7 Layer Dip

Lebanese rice with pine nuts and mushrooms in a blue bowl

Mom’s Special Lebanese Rice

Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese buttercream in a pan

Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pasta with Labneh and Peas

Pasta with Morels, Garlic & Cream

Pia’s Eggplant Parmigiana

Pickled Turnips, and an introduction to Aunt Hilda

Quick Mixed Pickles

Quinoa Protein Salad in a Deruta serving dish

Quinoa Protein Salad

Quinoia tabbouleh with mint, onion, tomato, and parsley on a white platter,

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

Radish and Arugula Salad,

Radish & arugula salad. Here let us feast.

Red beet hummus with beets and sesame seeds in a bowl

Red Beet Hummus

Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup

Roasted brussels sprouts with red onion, toasted hazelnuts, and mulberry syrup,

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts

Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini and Pine Nuts

Roasted cauliflower on a sheet pan with foil

Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma

Roasted New Potatoes in a blue striped bowl on the counter

Roasted New Potatoes with Mint

Muhammara, roasted red bell pepper dip with pita bread

Roasted red pepper-walnut dip, Muhammara

Salted Tahini Avocado Toast on a blue floral plate with blue linen napkin.

Salted Tahini Avocado Toast

Satueed spinach with pine nuts,

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

Shakshuka with labneh, za'atar and avocado

Shakshuka with Avocado, Labneh, and Za’atar

Sheik al Mehsheh: How eggplant healed a heart, and always welcomes us home

Sitto’s Spanakopita Recipe

Soft scrambled eggs with asparagus,

Soft-scrambled eggs with asparagus; let the Lenten fast begin

Tomato salsa topped with fresh mint in a bowl, surrounded by pita bread on a platter

Spicy Lebanese Salsa

Stuffed Koosa. Are you a Koosa?

Sumac Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Summer veggie pita wraps, and a Lebanese feast in Harbor Springs

Tabbouleh makes me shake-shake my bootie

Technique: How to blanch cabbage for rolls

Technique: How to clean leeks

Technique: How to cook potatoes perfectly for salad

Technique: How to core coosa, or summer squash

Technique: How to dice an onion

Technique: How to make a simple vinaigrette

Technique: How to peel and prep a clove of garlic

Technique: How to pit an olive

Technique: How to prepare eggplant for Sheik al Mehshee

Technique: How to prepare Swiss Chard

Technique: How to roll grape leaves

Technique: How to Slice, Roast, and Peel a Red Pepper

Roasted cherry tomato halves on a parchment lined sheet pan, Maureen Abood

Technique: How to slow roast tomatoes

Pickling cucumbers in a gratin dish on the counter

Tips for choosing and storing most-used produce

Toasted Bulgur Pilaf with Zucchini,

Toasted Bulgur Pilaf with Zucchini. Never too much.

Avocado Tomato Salad with Feta,

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Avocado and Feta

Tomato kibbeh on a blue and white platter with mint and olive oil, Maureen Abood

Tomato Kibbeh

Vegetarian Grapeleaves,

Vegetarian Grape Leaves (gluten-free and vegan too…)

Vegetarian Stuffed Koosa

White Asparagus with Pistachio Oil & Lemon

White beans with za'atar roasted tomatoes and olive oil, in a vintage blue pasta bowl

White Beans with Za’atar Roasted Tomatoes and Olive Oil

Whitefish dinner: Green beans, corn and good bread

Whitefish dinner: New potatoes with dill

Why three times? How to prep parsley for tabbouleh.

Yogurt Cucumber Salad with Mint

Smooth hummus in the food processor, Maureen Abood

Your Guide to the Best Smooth Hummus You Can Make or Eat.

Za'atar kale chips,

Za’atar Kale Chips, and a family story

Za'atar roasted carrots with labneh on a blue floral platter

Za’atar Roasted Carrots

Za'atar roasted tomatos with labneh on crostini, displayed on a cutting board, Maureen Abood

Za’atar Roasted Tomato Crostini with Labneh

Za'atar Potatoes,

Za’atar Roasted Potato Wedges Recipe. And always on my mind.

Za'atar roasted tomatos with labneh on crostini, displayed on a cutting board, Maureen Abood

Za’atar Roasted Tomato Crostini with Labne, and a Bluff view

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