Persian Sweet Potato Stew – even better!

Fall means sweet potatoes and stews.  Putting the two together is a wonderful combination. I have revised my earlier recipe to bring more specifically Persian flavors to the stew. The qormeh sabzi vegetables brings a wonderful, rich flavor to the stew, I want to lick my plate! 1 Tbsp grape seed oil 1 large onion,…

Potato, Onion, Cheese, & Turkey Bacon Scrambled Omelet

One of the things I remember fondly about my brother Mitch was the joy he had in making and serving breakfast. It was always a treat to be at his house in the morning. One of my favorites was when he would make a scrambled omelet for me. His were loaded with potatoes, onions and…

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Molasses Bark

I love pomegranate molasses. I love dark chocolate. And I love pistachios. But I really love putting the three together in my new creation – dark chocolate bark with pomegranate molasses and pistachios.  It is delicious with just the chocolate and pomegranate molasses, but the pistachios add saltiness and texture that just takes it up…

Persian Carrot Jam

Today is my husband’s birthday, so I made his favorite … carrot cake. When I went to the store to buy carrots, for some reason, I bought a 5-pound bag. So, I had plenty of carrots left over to make him some Persian carrot jam as well. I thought I had a recipe for it,…

My Cookbook is Available!

I am so excited! After more than 3 years of work, Persian Cooking in an American Kitchen – Cooking how my Mother-in-law would have taught me is available on Amazon! It took 3 years to develop and refine the recipes, but the last month of editing and layout has been the hardest and most challenging….

Sourdough Blondies

Time for Portia’s first weekly feeding.  Portia is the new sourdourgh starter I made here in Portland.  After her feeding I was left with a cup of sourdough discard. I also have a bag of dark chocolate kisses and some other chocolates in my kitchen (leftovers from my Mother’s Day treats).  I want to use…

A Real Northwestern Bread – Hazelnut and Cherry

Even though we are still living in our rented tiny condo and all my kitchen gear is in storage (including my stand mixer), it is time to get back to baking bread.  Without my mixer, I am getting my hands on the dough more, so getting an even better feel for the textures I like…

Quarantine Quiche

Sometimes quarantine means making comfort food. This is especially true on a rainy quarantine day. Since moving to Portland we have discovered tater tots.  Yes, there were tater tots in Delaware, and I never made them.  Just another processed food.  But tater tots were invented in in Oregon, and they are a big thing here,…

Chicken and Fava Bean Polo

How to turn a fail into a success… I had planned to make chicken tinga for dinner, when I realized that I had defrosted the wrong chicken, had no tomatoes, no chipotle peppers, and no corn tortillas 🤦‍♀️. So I explored my options knowing that I needed to use the chicken tonight. We had broccoli,…

Pumpkin Bread Biscotti

What did I do with the rest of the can of pumpkin that I found in my cabinet? As you can see I made pumpkin bread biscotti, which was so easy to make and truly a delicious treat.  But I need to share how I came about making it. When I first found out I…