Monthly Archives: August 2011

Chai and Kawa


My in-laws are a loving and lively bunch that I very much enjoy visiting.  Family functions typically involve playing cards, gossiping about whatever family member is not in the room and drinking copious amounts of chai (tea) and kawa (coffee). … Continue reading

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Sauces and such


There are a few staple condiments for lack of a better phrase, that we’re always making to serve with meals.  Here are three standbys: Tzazik  (Very good with just about any meat dish.  I love it on grilled eggplant too.) … Continue reading

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Staples


I have always loved articles that tell me what I should keep in my pantry/larder/fridge.  I learned to value these lists because I was lazy and the thought of going to the store in 1) a storm 2)high heels and … Continue reading

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Ameraqi Strata


English Premier League Soccer season is starting again this weekend, which means my husband (and occasionally I) will be up with the birds to watch games that, in my time zone, start at about 6:AM.  As the season rolls on … Continue reading

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Holiday Roast


I never ate lamb growing up.  My mother wouldn’t cook it because my father didn’t like it.  Apparently he had eaten more than his share of badly cooked mutton while in the service and the effect lingered.  Thus when I … Continue reading

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