Japanese Corn Potage (Corn Soup)

We arrived home from nearly two weeks in Japan (cut a little short, due to typhoon Hagibis) to Colorado’s typically temperamental weather – a bright summery day turned into a snowstorm. Snow is soup weather, and while my typical go-to is a bowl of shorbat adas (lentil soup), my…

Egyptian Koshari

I was watching a television program the other day when one of the characters mentioned koshari, and suddenly it was the only thing I wanted to eat for the rest of the week. Koshari is an Egyptian dish, and I liken it to a much more elaborate version of…

Brown Butter Tahini Blondies

We use a lot of tahini / tahina in our house – so much in fact that I actually purchase it in bulk. Day to day it’s used in mostly savoury applications – hummus, on top of toast with za’atar, or drizzled over roasted aubergine. It’s also perfect in…

Za’atar Cornbread

My husband and I attended a chili cook-off this past weekend, and there were twenty-two different chilis! Since most contained pork I was only able to sample a handful, but I brought along cornbread so I had other things to eat as well. We’re a fan of savoury cornbread…

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