Monthly Archives: March 2009

Semolina Bars with cranberries

I  just LOVE cranberries. I discovered them when I moved to the U.S. I would always buy a bag around Thanksgiving, wishing they were available year-round. And guess what? They are super good for you! They have more antioxidants than 277 food stuff and most fruits! I figured why not use them with our nammoora? After […]

Eggplant salad (Al-Raheb) ألراھب


Applesauce cake

The legendary apples of Lebanon! When I first moved to the States thirty years ago, I would invariably get the comment: “did you live in a desert  with camels?” I would answer:” no, Lebanon is mostly mountains and valleys and covered in orchards!” In our house in the Chouf, we have an orchard and lots […]
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Fatayer (Spinach turnovers)

I wish you could have tasted Asma’s fatayers! They were the best in Beirut! The dough was so thin and translucent and so buttery. The spinach filling was melting with just the right touch of tartness. Asma  was  a Kurdish lady and  mother of seven, who immigrated to Lebanon from her native Kurdistan to escape […]

Veggies in pita

I bet a lot of people when told to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables picture in their head some iceberg lettuce covered with ranch dressing, or the ubiquitous Caesar salad with all the croutons and creamy cheese sauce. In the Lebanese cooking, folks actually love their vegetables, which take up a dominant share  in the […]
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