Tahini Dip with Tomato

Although I grew up in Israel and was familiar with tahini, I never forgot the first time I ate tahini as a dip and not as the sauce that moistens your falafel in pita (and makes it easier to swallow).…

Butternut Squash with Mushrooms & Walnuts

Not much is happening these days. The highlight of the previous week was our visit to Underwood Family Farms, in Moorpark CA. When my boys were little we used to go there often. They used to love picking the vegetables…

Iranian-Inspired Eggplant Mezze

Eggplant lovers, jump to the recipe.  Eggplant haters, bear with me for a second.  I have a story that might help you see eggplants in a different light.  As a child, they were always around. My family loved them, but…

quick fennel salad

If you’re one of those who love anisey flavors, this is definitely for you. If you’re not a big fun or you dislike anything with fennel, anise or licorice, I feel sorry for you but hopeful. I know from experience…