Have you dreamt up what your perfect home would look like?  And your dream kitchen where you would enjoy cooking up a storm for your family?  How about a lush garden? And a place to eat outside in the summertime? And...
Last weekend I attended the Eat, Write Retreat which is a weekend event for food bloggers, photographers and other foodies in the industry, thanks to the generous support of Saffron Road Foods who sponsored my attendance and for the...
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Ithaca, NY to present a paper on halal eating and 'Eid celebrations at the Language of Food conference at Cornell University. It was a memorable experience in a beautiful location that I...
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...
I have to admit, I’ve been really glued to the television and any news media outlet to catch updates on the situation in Japan.  It was hard for me to write about food or develop recipes when all I...
One Saturday morning last month I conducted a cooking class for the winners of an auction at the Stars for Hope event back in January of this year. The auction item they bid for and won was a basket...
Last Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago Gourmet event in Chicago's Millenium Park. You know the kind of experience that leaves you in a happy place for the entire remainder of the day, no matter what else happens? It...

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