If you’re first-time visitor to my blog, this is where I keep sort of a journal to document what goes inside my brain and what is cooked in the kitchen.
In this time of instability –we’ve been living this in Lebanon since August/September 2019, don’t let anyone convince you the instability was caused by the October 17 Revolution. The movement was caused by the greed and constant incompetence and failures of the government and ever-reigning politicians– we are trying to find comfort in anything that reminded us of a good time, a good memory, a joyful moment, a pleasant smell, or a comforting flavor.
Everyone and their mother (literally) is making cinnamon rolls and banana bread and starting a sourdough starter. I am guilty of the last two. I had to… A boy needed his good loaf of bread so I started the starter on March 27, but only now I got a good loaf. I’ll leave that for a future post. But now, I MADE CAKE!!!
I love new beginning. The thrill of an exciting adventure you know nothing about.
There’s always a challenge we’re trying to finish if you look at it this way. Ever since I graduated, I didn’t find the 8-to-5 job to be satisfying, and it’s as if I felt that I will not be 100% interested and entirely immersed in the challenges the jobs offer. And that’s when I created my first blog, a variety blog before moving into a cooking-only blog three and a half years ago and going into foods lately.
I have accepted life’s challenges with a smile. Not a direct one, but with a positive attitude that reminds me of character in an old Lebanese series. She always wore a smile on her face despite having a troubled collapsing family. The line she always repeated was “It will be good eventually”. And that’s something I like to live by. It will be good eventually.Continue reading →
Two years ago, a dark side of me emerged, and it craved searching for and watching old psychological horrors: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Repulsion, The Innocents, and of course, Psycho!Continue reading →
Once you think Easter is gone, it comes back again. This year, they are one week apart. But be prepared next year for a full month apart between the Western Easter and the Eastern one. The perks of that, one holiday for us to celebrate, another to rest. Continue reading →
Last year, I shared a couple of traditional recipes we make at our family. This year, I decided to experiment with recipes that are new and different. It might look like a children dessert, but it is more fun. And I’m not talking about the confetti decoration on top. It has liquor.
I have been sick ever since the weekend, but I have these recipes to share before the time is due. They are easy and the ingredients are feasible. You have no excuse. They’re fun, delicious, and they have booze! GO AND MAKE THEM! Continue reading →