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Sawa for Development and Aid

I was invited to visit an NGO, SAWA for Development and Aid Operating in Lebanon, BarElias (Bekaa valley) by the refugee camps, it had been active since the very beginning of the Syrian war. I agreed right away, excited to get an insider’s look at their operation, but I was apprehensive. I figured I’d be rubbing elbows with folks who...
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It was on a bright June day that I set out to visit what I thought would be your typical olive press, i.e. a frantic, grubby place with noise and slime galore. The only hint that it may not have been the case was the intriguing and sophisticated name, Adon&Myrrh. Turned out quite the opposite of what I had expected;...
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Pomegranates & Saffron by Feride Buyuran

  I had been an avid reader of Feride Buyuran’s blog, the AZ cookbook; I learned she was getting ready to finally publish her own cookbook based on her native land’s cuisine, Azerbaijan, and was eager to lay my hands on it. I’ve had the cookbook in my possession for several months now, and I cannot let go of it...
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