Friendsgiving

How lucky am I to have so many amazing friends who still, many years after we were no longer thrown together by school or jobs or other people, remain friends? Believe me, I know how lucky I am! That’s why I didn’t want November to come and go without at least trying to coordinate a…

Homemade Pici Pasta with Red Sauce

When we were in the Tuscany region of Italy a few weeks ago, I made it my mission to try Pici pasta dishes whenever I saw them on a menu. This is not a pasta dish that one can find easily in the U.S. Pici pasta is like spaghetti, but pencil-thick and perfect for hearty…

Maashi – Stuffed Zucchini and Squash in a Tomato Broth

As I mentioned in my last post, Mr. Foodie and I have been learning how to make different Palestinian recipes because we love them so much! This week we returned to Maashi (meaning “stuffed”) which consists of vegetables stuffed with a rice and meat mixture and cooked in a broth. I say “returned” to Maashi…

Fairfax Foodie Holiday Part 2 – We <3 Dawali

While I know that the “new year” is an arbitrary moment in time, for Mr. Foodie and I, entering 2018 has felt like stepping off a pretty island into shark-infested waters. Thanks to the deep freeze that many of us are experiencing, the condensate pipe for our heater is freezing, causing water to leak, causing…