Category Archives: Cuisine

Baklava

Baklava

Nathan recently went to Saudi Arabia for work and, though he was stuck in the hotel for most of the time, he did come back with some ideas of middle eastern food that we needed to make for the blog. One of them was Baklava, the rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filledContinue Reading

Peking Duck

Peking Duck

Peking duck is one of those famous and alluring dishes that you hear a lot about but have never actually tried… mostly because not many places offer it and even fewer places make it well. When Nathan mentioned wanting to make this Beijing delicacy I assumed he had tried it and it wasn’t until weContinue Reading

Homemade Pierogis

Homemade Pierogis

One of my best friends is Ukrainian and my family attended her family’s Ukrainian Catholic church for a period of time when I was in high school. At this church they always had a lunch after the Mass and many times pierogi (or varenyky) were on the menu. Pierogi are basically dumplings that can beContinue Reading

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Daylight savings time is here and, finally, some signs of Spring are starting to pop up even though there’s still a little snow on the ground. Since we’re entering that awkward “in between” time we wanted to prepare a dish that would span the seasons…kind of like that perfect outfit that bridges the divide betweenContinue Reading

Beef Shawarma

Beef Shawarma

My love affair with middle eastern food began when my family spent 3 months in Israel when I was 13. Since then I’ve loved the complex flavors and spice blends that are inherent to the cuisine and rarely a day goes by that we don’t eat olives, hummus or dates. So, when we were ponderingContinue Reading