We are all pretty well aware that this has been our coldest winter or record. Polar Vortex, ChiBeria, Snowmageddon, whatever you call it, it doesn't look like we'll be forgetting this one any time soon.  As we remain warm...

Surviving Chiberia

Most of the world now knows how incredibly and inhumanely cold it is here in Chicagoland and by the time this post is published, there have been countless articles and photos posted around the web about our insanely freezing...
Growing up in small-town Ohio I had a lot of opportunities to see how things were made, whether they were apples into apple cider at the local orchard, fruits into jam at a small nearby farm or potatoes into...
It takes a lot for me to find things I really love. I'm not only picky about what comes into my home, but I've come to a point in my life where I only want to surround myself with things that...
We’re in Glendale Heights, IL and heights we reached! Perdesi Grocers took on the second stop of the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook tour, with a colorful audience! From aunties to newlyweds to grandmothers, tiny tots with sticky mango juice...
Eager eyes, chattering moms, and a delectable arrangement of lemons, watermelons, and garnish greeted attendees of the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook tour at Islamic Foundation in Villa Park. On the way in, the first 25 people received reusable swag...
I am so incredibly excited to announce that I'll be touring the Chicagoland area to talk about the recipes in my cookbook, Summer Ramadan Cooking! I'll be making stops at various locations to do cooking demos, talk tips on Ramadan...
Galena Getaway | My Halal Kitchen

A Galena Getaway

I have basically been in the (bad) habit of resisting mini-vacations, not realizing how much I have needed to recharge and regroup and that it would actually be good for me to do. I had some ideas about how long...
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 recently attended the Chicago Gourmet event right here in the Windy City, though on that day it was a rainy city--mostly in the morning. Good thing because the Chicago Gourmet event was held outdoors in Millenium Park. It...

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