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Lemon Tiramisu

A while ago I posted images of this recipe for Lemon Tiramisu, a twist on my Classic Tiramisu recipe, over on my Instagram account when I was preparing it for my monthly cooking classes at the UMMA Center. I don’t have step by step process photos of this one, but if you follow those for … Read more

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A Sicilian Cooking Class: Comfort Food For Everyone

Last month I traveled to Cleveland to teach a cooking class for a group of young women, some of whom I met nearly ten years ago when I lived there. It was a nice blend of catching up with how everyone’s lives have evolved, as well as meeting some new friends who I hope to meet again.

I was asked to come and teach a class on Sicilian cooking, something the ladies had chosen collectively as a cuisine they wanted to learn more about. I set up the kitchen with some Sicilian pantry goods like candies and dried fruits and opened up our class with a short lesson on the geographic location of this Mediterranean island where my grandparents were born, raised and lived until they emigrated to America in the 1950s.

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‘Eid Mubarak! How We Celebrated ‘Eid ul Adha

‘Eid Mubarak to all of my readers who celebrate this holiday! I hope you’re enjoying the festivities and will continue to enjoy them for the next few days, insha’allah. We’re making the most out of the fact that the first day of ‘Eid (it is typically celebrated for three days) has fallen on a Sunday when so many people have the day off.

Festive and rich brownies for the ‘Eid celebration

We went to the prayer in the morning, out for coffee and then some grocery shopping before making brunch and dessert at home . We looked forward to meeting up with good friends later in the evening for an open house dinner—a buffet of all sorts of delicious savory and sweet foods.

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