Shame on me. I’ve been a little tardy with my posting this week. As an apology, I’m posting two recipes that I’m calling “cheaters,” because you can put them together in NO time and together they almost amount to the time of making one meal. Chocolate bark is, like, the easiest thing ever. You can’t …

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I hope you didn’t think I forgot about you! But moving from friend’s house to friend’s house and sleeping on an air mattress in this friend’s newly rented & empty apartment hasn’t really lent itself to a whole lot of cooking. Or enjoyment. In the last week, Adam and I have looked at 20+ apartments …

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I am writing to you now from Ben Gurion airport, all packed up and with one final bag of trail mix put together from my favorite spice shop in the shuk. When I go through Israeli airport security, my fiance, Adam, knows how much I usually love the interrogation and level of detail the security …

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Whenever something breaks in my apartment, I feel really bad calling my landlord and asking him to come down to fix it. Despite being jolly, helpful and never making me feel bad, I always feel guilty for disturbing him. When I dropped 10+ cups of dry rolled-oats behind my fridge the other day, and they …

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To quote Jonah Hill, yes, “You want these in and around your mouth.” No matter how much I profess my love for the markets here, nothing can substitute the convenience of Trader Joe’s. When I first moved abroad, I missed it every day. And when I went home for a short vacation, while eating our …

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Don’t you just want to roll around in a bed of coconut? Yeah, nope, I don’t want to either. But I don’t mind if my chocolate does! Oh my god, these were so fun to make! I took my version of Basbousa Cake¬†(an Egyptian/Lebanese/Syrian/Greek semolina cake soaked in rose water scented syrup), minus the syrup, …

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