Lifestyle

EVERY MEAL TELLS A STORY

Stories are often shared over a good meal. The gathering place for food, family and friends is remembered through photographs and social media venues, yet the stories shared over the meal are what legacies are built on. Food and its preparation has a way of connecting us to our cultural […]

DINING CHAIR MAKEOVER

Dining Room looking a little tired? Sure, you can throw a pretty table cloth over the table, but what about those chairs! A simple DIY makeover to those chairs will give the room a new look and feel, AND you don’t have to know how to sew a stitch! Measure […]

HIS FOOD VS HER FOOD

PICKY EATERS! Few two-people have the same taste in… well, Anything. Food is often a potential battle ground, particularly as we grow older; how we like our meat cooked, to eat meat or not to eat meat, seafood vs yucky fish, allergies, to sugar or not to sugar. Yet often, […]

FOOD: THE LOVE OFFERING!

FOOD. The word alone makes us feel many things. Did you come from a family that celebrated its ethnicity through the food on your table? Were you raised in a home with a stay-at-home mom, dad or grand parent that made mealtime a special memory from your childhood? Was there […]

POWER & INDEPENDENCE: MY FIRST JOB

MY FIRST JOB… a hair salon, called a Beauty Shop back then. I was 12 years of age. ‘La Donna’ (the woman), was its name and my mom owned it. Curlers, Hooded Hair Dryers, False Lashes, Hairpieces, Teasing and lots of Hairspray was simply, everyday life. $4.50 was the price […]

SELFIE-READY EYEBROWS

If you are wondering what on earth eyebrows have to do with Whisking and Dining, you didn’t read Blabber-Mouth Camera! As food bloggers, lifestyle vloggers, or simply the millions of selfie lovers capturing their everyday life on social media, it helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve before […]

BLABBER-MOUTH CAMERA

I am a Food Blogger, a Lifestyle Vlogger and a Film Producer of stories I love to share. Lights, camera, action? Hardly! “It ain’t that easy y’all”! If I am filming something I plan to be in, it takes as much time to prepare me, as it does the set, […]

BIRD SEED & GOOD LUCK

I simply love ethnic traditions and folklore, especially if it brings me Good Luck! This one is about feeding the birds in the dead of winter, particularly just before New Year’s Day, so they will gather good energy hidden in the secrets of nature, and bring them back to you […]

FAMILY REMNANTS

My niece, Lauren Upton, prepared this table. It’s her birthday party. Turning 29 on the 29th of the last days of 2019. She chose the theme for her birthday party, Middle Eastern. Why? because we are a proud remnant family of Safita Syria and everything we do and cook, when […]

A GRANDMOTHER’S CHRISTMAS

“Twas The Night Before Christmas”… The sweets are all dressed. The packages wrapped. The fire is burning the magic still untapped. The night will be long while Christmas will pass fast. Make a wish, give a kiss and let’s let these moments forever last! When I was in my twenties […]