What Nino Read July 2017

I haven’t been keeping track of Nino’s reading the past couple of months. He had asked for a vacation from school this year as he realized that his siblings were officially off school. So far the summer has been spent pretty much the same way the school...

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...