Last night, I actually dreamt there was a washer/dryer that automatically folded the laundry. Then, I woke up. Some dreams may never come true. Thankfully, we can make some things happen without relying on luck, like Tahchin, a delightful saffron-scented rice cake crowned with little sweet-tart red barberries called zereshk in Farsi. Before serving, the rice […]
Summer is here and everyone’s looking for fun things to do with the kids, but the hot temps make going to everybody’s favorite place (aka the zoo) a not-so-great idea. Coax the kids to take a nap and stay out past bedtime for a nighttime visit to the San Diego Zoo! Kids are the best […]
Patriotic Projects Summer is here and Independence Day is coming. This is a time when I think about how our country came to be and what our forefathers envisioned for us. I think about all the sacrifices my parents made to bring us here to live and flourish in freedom.To celebrate Independence Day, I’ve been looking for […]
Emergency Chocolate Bikini season is here and I am on a diet, faithfully tracking everything I eat on a cute little phone app. Well, today I found a nastygram in my inbox from the good folks at a certain weight loss company, explaining to me that “Warm Chocolate Cake” is not an appropriate way to satisfy my hunger. […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...