Every year that Ramadan comes around, I find myself looking for new ways to experience the Iftar (breaking of the fast meal). I want to enjoy what's seasonal, make things look beautiful and taste fresh and delicious. That's what...
America is gearing up for the foodiest of all foodie days of the year, Thanksgiving. It is by far my favorite foodie holiday. The food is always good and real and seasonal, at least that's the way I grew up experiencing...
If there's one thing I'll take on Superbowl Sunday, it's the fun of planning and executing the game-day menu. I'm not a fan of football, though. I don't really know the rules of the game, despite being a cheerleader...
Much of the world has been celebrating Christmas season since the beginning of December, but the really special days for those who celebrate are Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th). Much of society closes down between...
Saima Nasim runs the beautiful design blog, Azzure. Have you seen it? It caught my attention because of her gorgeous photos and smart suggestions for interior design and simple home crafts.  In this post Saima offers her tips for...
Whether it's Eid or any other special occasion, it's a nice feeling to have a beautiful table setting for your guests. It's even nicer to not have to spend too much time or money to do just that. Here...
I love a good party dip- and a good party! No matter where you are in the world, it seems, you need a good snack/appetizer/pre-meal munchie to go with the food and warm up the guests as they arrive....
By the end of Ramadan, most of us fasting Muslims have completely filled our status quo of date consumption for the month, and perhaps much of the year. It’s that fruit with which we most commonly break our fasts...
The last article I posted was about how to put together and decorate a beautiful 'Eid appetizer table and I hope you were inspired by the tips and ideas for serving ware and the quick and easy foods you...
You might remember that not too long ago I published a review of the gorgeous design book, Marrakesh by Design, by American expat Maryam Montague who resides in Morocco and runs a boutique hotel called Peacock Pavillions. I was...

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