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2019

life life in riyadh

Saudi Days, Saudi Nights

In Saudi Arabia the heat is baked into your skin, which is always coated with a thin layer of dust. The first month we are there a massive dust storm whips through Riyadh and I find piles of sand on my window sills and…

10 November 2019
baking sweets vegetables

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

So much has happened since I last wrote here in the spring — our Gravenstein apples ripened, were picked and turned into pie, and are now a distant memory until next year; my little baby is on the cusp of being six years old…

29 August 2019
baking cookie cookies lightly sweet

Moroccan Ghriba Cookies

I was on deadline when I started writing this post and now that my deadline has come and gone and my story published I realized I never returned to finish it. And I should, because I’ve been making these Moroccan walnut cookies every few…

13 May 2019
baking breakfast recipe

Quick and Healthy Carrot Muffins

Friends, hello — those of you who are still here, anyway. Despite my best intentions writing regularly here never quite pans out. The will is there … it’s just the free time that is lacking. We’ve eased into spring here in Northern California, one…

28 March 2019