This Frittata Will Travel

Anybody following my blog/recipes over the years, is probably aware of my love of Middle Eastern food. As my familiarity and interest with Middle Eastern cuisine is due to my Lebanese husband and his family, I have over the past 33 years enjoyed eating, cooking and sharing this food with family, friends and the O’Live A Little community. Turkish, Lebanese, and Persian food although different from each other, all share similarities that seem to be exotic compared to the basic American dinner of burgers and potatoes. Meat or tomatoes with mint and cinnamon, use of coriander, fenugreek, sumac and more,...

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James Beard's Garlic Soup

Here in Connecticut, it’s getting serious outside. Serious meaning the weather has become awfully cold. Low teens and single digits and even lower with wind chill. Burrrrr! (Our frenchie’s Victor & Hugo have been sporting their heavy winter parkas!) At least in our southern New England area, we usually skate thru Christmas time with milder weather and very little or no snow. These milder temps always fool me. I begin to think “this Winter isn’t going to be bad”. Then the calendar moves into January, the cold hits and we descend into another long cold Winter and start the countdown...

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EVOO: Purity Matters for Flavor and Health Benefits

Cold pressing and 100% pure ingredients are the key factors to reap the cardiovascular benefits of extra virgin olive oil.By now, you may have heard about the numerous benefits of consuming olive oil on a daily basis. From moisturizing and protecting skin and hair to better mental performance, and a strengthened immune system. Nutritionists consider olive oil a miracle food. Not all EVOO is created equal!Believe it or not, olive oil is among the world’s foods with the longest history. Olive trees are native to Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Virtually mirroring the path of humankind and the...

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