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Cookbook

THE WORLD ON MY PLATE

Cooking, for me, is more than food. It’s a celebration of people, stories, laughter, flavors and techniques from a collage of life’s excursions. For this reason, I wanted to compile some of My excursions with You, on a plate. Some of which I never had to leave home to capture.Before […]

COVID19 Survival, Lifestyle

RESTAURANT DINING AT HOME

We all miss dining out. One day soon (we hope), we will dine out again, but until then we can still have our favorite restaurant food through curb-side-pickup, arrange a new dining experience at home and have the best of both worlds… well, almost! A patio, balcony, porch or garden […]

Desserts, Lifestyle

APPLE BAKLAVA

Traditional American Dessert? Most would think of Apple Pie. Traditional Middle Eastern/Greek Dessert? Most would think of Baklava/Baklawa. So, why not combine both fabulous desserts into one! Apple Baklava, or Baklawa as I would prefer since I am of Syrian heritage, but most people only know of Baklava, so… Apple […]

COVID19 Survival, Desserts

TEA AND COOKIES

Simple Pleasures these days. I’ve been writing 🤫 Two hours a day I make myself stop the busyness of the day, make tea and a nibble, and go sit where I can hear birds, smell earth, and write. Many of you have encouraged me to write stories I’ve never been […]

COVID19 Survival, Lifestyle

JUMANJI REVISITED

Just when you think things are as weird as they can get… they get weirder!! Lockdown has had a gazillion challenges for us all, too many to name. But to wake on the last day of April, the day before May Day, a day when wreaths of flowers adorn homes, […]

COVID19 Survival, Lifestyle

NEED MASKS? GOT YOU COVERED!

Sewing fashion designs for 50 years, now making masks for you and for me! We don’t know how long Masks will be needed so it’s better to have a few for you and your family now; I’m covered, you’re covered = safety for all. So…. If you need masks, I […]

COVID19 Survival, Lifestyle

DREAMS ARE LIKE SEEDS…

What if, the Universe pressed pause to give us something… What if, we were given a weird gift of time, time to gather our dreams, with time to plant them… No, this is really not about gardening, it is about YOU, us, with a hidden message in this story. Yes, […]

COVID19 Survival, Lifestyle

MASKS FOR FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRIES

Essential businesses? None, outside the hospital is more essential than those who are keeping America fed! I have been sewing since I was twelve-years of age, fashion and home decor being what attracted me in the first place, but in the fear to preserve our health and well being, sewing […]

COVID19 Survival, Desserts

CARROT CAKE

Easter of 2020 I was a Brat! I let this damn Covid-19 rob me of a beautiful day. First time IN MY LIFE I wore Black on Easter Sunday. NOPE! No more ‘kick-the-can’ attitude for me! Today I took a long drive to where I grew up. Remembered so many […]