Monday, February 25, 2013

Pickled Turnip مخلل اللفت

Pickled Turnip
I usually go to the farmer's market around its closing time to get great deals on seasonal offerings. Farmers dont really like to bring back produce home and they try their best to get rid of them by the time they want to leave resulting in decent discounted prices. Turnip,when in season, is often the last item sold (if ever) in the farmer's market. Turnip is misunderstood and underutilized in the US. I heard that it is usually boiled (poor thing) and eaten as a side. Turnip is one of the stars of any self respecting Middle Eastern table and these pickled turnips are my pride and joy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Heart Cookies Part 2

Valentine's Day Treats
Alya sampling the cookies
So you probably know by now that Valentine's Day is around the corner. Alya calls it Valentime with an M (no typing mistake here) and she wants to make a card for her daddy and me (awwwwww). So I am giving the teachers and staff at Alya's preschool those cute Valentine's day Heart Cookies and I am going to show you an easy way to present them.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Heart Cookies Part 1

An easy Valentine's Day Treat
Valentine's Day is around the corner. Honestly, I am not a big fan of Valentine's day or any other holiday that requires people to go crazy and blow huge sums of money on gifts, chocolate or flowers just because someone said so. I am the kind of girl who loves getting flowers any other day for a personal reason or even better for no reason at all. My husband does that a lot, so no complaints. I certainly don't mind baking a homemade treat for Valentine's Day or any other day.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sugar Cookies Decorated with Colored Sugar from Alya's Birthday Party

Sugar Cookies Decorated with Colored Sugar for Alya's Birthday Party

Cookies make the world a better place! I love baking and decorating cookies and judging by the popularity of my post about decorating sugar cookies with icing sugar, I have a feeling that you will love this post about how to decorate sugar cookies with colored sugar. You can certainly use any color or combination of colors or pattern, the choice is yours. I served these decorated sugar cookies for Alya's 3rd birthday party.