Tag: Recipe Vault

Putting the Real in Reality Food TV: Melissa@Market

| June 13, 2011 | 18 Comments
Putting the Real in Reality Food TV: Melissa@Market




  Dear Food Television Programming, I want to believe you have America’s best interests at heart.  Perhaps your shows really do intend to inspire people to step back into the kitchen for something other than a bag of cheesy crisps and a fizzy soda (only on a commercial break, of course). Should you truly wish […]

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Tibetan Momos: Humanity, Where Art Thou?

| January 26, 2011 | 16 Comments
Tibetan Momos: Humanity, Where Art Thou?




The radio announced that a woman froze to death in the same breath he announced the score of a game. This happened in the city I call home in North America. It is believed that people heard her cries as she lay on the sidewalk, injured, suffering from dementia, and steps from her home. No […]

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Guest/Turkish Baklava

| January 20, 2011 | 23 Comments
Guest/Turkish Baklava




Welcome to our Guest Contributors, Karen and Valerie, of Globetrotter Diaries! These two best friends, intrepid travelers, and wonderful cooks dazzle readers every week with a culinary celebration of a different place around the world. Their photos will make you drool and their stories will inspire you learn more. Thanks, Globetrotter Diaries, we hope to […]

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I Live My Life By the Moon

| October 17, 2010 | 26 Comments
I Live My Life By the Moon




Remember that fabulously catchy Nelly Furtado song—“Turn Off the Light”—where she sings this lovely verse: “I live my life by the moon. If it’s high play it low, if it’s harvest go slow, if it’s full then go.” Well, aside from heartily singing along whenever I hear the song, those verses have some real meaning for […]

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Mast-esfenaj (Yoghurt with Spinach)

| October 11, 2010 | 20 Comments
Mast-esfenaj (Yoghurt with Spinach)




I am, by no means, a good cook. There are, however, just a couple of dishes I can do well, including the following dip (which I usually over-eat with bread, because I just love it!). It’s a Persian recipe, and there are variations, but this is the version my very-excellent-cook-of-a-mother taught me. Now, every Iranian […]

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Hookah Time Baklava

| October 7, 2010 | 19 Comments
Hookah Time Baklava




From the marketplaces of Cairo and tea houses of Shiraz, to the sidewalk cafes of Dubai and London, you’ll find the perfumed smoke of the hookah, (otherwise known as sheesha, water pipe, narghilla, and hubbly bubbly) resonate with young and old alike. To many Middle Easterners it is a cultural past time, to sit with […]

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Galoshes Goulash with a Splash of Dumplings, Ja?

| September 30, 2010 | 23 Comments
Galoshes Goulash with a Splash of Dumplings, Ja?




It’s raining, it’s pouring – welcome, Autumn! I hope you stay for a while. While I’m having fun splashing in my rainboots (who says you are too old to splash in puddles?), I thought this would a perfect time to try out a warm goulash stew. My inspiration was a photo by Cake Mountain Man’s […]

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Guest/From the Near East: Stuffed Zucchini in Yoghurt Sauce

| September 21, 2010 | 15 Comments
Guest/From the Near East: Stuffed Zucchini in Yoghurt Sauce




We are excited to welcome our newest guest contributor, Lena.

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Boston Beanie Baby and Doro Wat What?

| August 25, 2010 | 32 Comments
Boston Beanie Baby and Doro Wat What?




A few months back, I threw my sister a baby shower. I’m showing off this is the hand-sewn quilt I made for the Kid. Well, logic would follow that several months later, a little person has since emerged. So off I went to Boston to meet him for the first time. Bostonians are a loyal […]

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True Blood: Huntress Pie and Bloody More

| June 15, 2010 | 17 Comments
True Blood: Huntress Pie and Bloody More




I’m addicted. To blood. To True Blood. Yes, the HBO show about vampires. Now I’m not a usual vampire fan – but this could possibly be one of the best shows out there. Granted, there is enough nekkidness to make anyone blush, but this show has truly some of the best acting and casting EVER. The […]

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