Sunday, April 28, 2019

1238. Fresh Zaatar Palestinian Mutabbaq

I planted fresh zaatar just to make this recipe from it. I bit overboard, but totally worth it. This is a Palestinian pastry, and like the best Palestinian pastries, it is plentiful in zaatar and olive oil. In fact, the major ingredient in this cultural recipe is olive oil. You can taste it, you can smell it, and its almost like your eating it.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

1237. Grilled Peach and Halloumi Skewers

This is a quick and healthy bite that is surprisingly satisfying. The combination of fruit and cheese is an ancient classic, but these skewers go beyond with the addition of onion and a kick from a herby chilli sauce.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

1236. Sage Tea

Over a decade ago, a Palestinian colleague prepared me my first cup of sage tea in the pantry of our internship program. She used dried sage leaves, which is the norm. Palestinian sage, procured through Jordan, is the best you could get a hold of. Taking full advantage of my recently-planted sage plant, I boldly went forward using freshly-picked leaves.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1235. Mulberry Pie

This truly seems to be the year of pies. Totally unplanned and fully embraced. I am aware we have a mulberry slab pie posted a while back, but this is a pie in the typical American sense, and follows nicely in the sequence of recent pie-related posts.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

1234. Freekeh Stuffed Mulberry Leaves

Continuing our mulberry streak, we are using both mulberry molasses and young mulberry leaves for this freekeh stuffed leaves. Of course, you could use rice like is traditionally done, but I opted for the ancient Babylonian grain for its smoky flavor and chewey texture.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

1233. Courgette Chocolate Cake with Mulberry Swiss Buttercream

Using my mulberry bounty in an altogether new and innovative way, this recipe is a chocolate cake frosted in mulberry Swiss buttercream. It's no ordinary chocolate cake either; this is the ultra-moist courgette chocolate cake, which may count towards your five a day.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

1232. Mulberry Meat Sambusak

Remember the mulberry molasses we made? Well, this mulberry meat sambusak is one of my favorite ways to use it. The filling is a classic meat filling with added mulberry molasses.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

1231. Mulberry Molasses

Last season's mulberry yield occupied a considerable space in my freezer. In anticipation for another fruitful year insha Allah, I am coming up with different ways to use up the fruit besides cakes (one, two, three), pies, muffins, ice cream, or drinks and smoothies. An effective, versatile, and delicious contender was to make mulberry molasses.