Black Bean Salad

Another flexible recipe that will adjust to whatever you have on hand, but as always, the more colorful, the better-looking (for your eyes) and the better for your health. This one had: 1 cup dried black beans, which I brought to a boil with water to cover in a...

Addicted to Ayran

Ayran is my go-to drink this summer. It goes so well with Mediterranean food, or you can try it with Mexican or anything that has a bit of a kick or bite to it. Ayran is easy to make too, just three ingredients: yogurt ice water salt I start out with a 1:1 ratio with...

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Fresh Figs

Was getting a bit tired of our usual veggie salads, and needed more vegetarian ideas, specifically those with more of a Mediterranean bent, so I got me Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook. I cannot wait to try ALL the recipes. Okay, maybe 99%. I’m not a leg-o-lamb...

French Onion Soup / Soupe a l’Oignon Gratinée

Reposting from my old blog. Onion soup is a lovely thing to make right after the onion harvest at end of season, when the weather’s just starting to cool down. Onion soup is also a lovely thing to start love stories with. Like ours, which certainly didn’t...