I got knocked down by a pretty powerful cold/flu this week, so I could use a little brightness to pick myself back up.
I love being able to feature non-American cuisine on this column as a reflection of how I myself eat, but also because I think there is so much out there to taste and try, I hope to inspire our readers to be as curious as I am. Bethany Kehdy, the blogger behind Dirty Kitchen Secrets turned juggernaut Lebanese food ambassador, is one of the people who got me curious in recent years about Lebanese cuisine. Bethany took blogging one step further and turned it into a way to introduce her readers to her native cuisine, both on the screen and in person through her Taste Lebanon food tours. I love the work she’s been able to do and the way she presents it. Her recipe this week for leftover tabouleh quiche is based on food in her first book, The Jewelled Kitchen. She has combined a very easy recipe for tabouleh with a staple for the encasing crust of the quiche which you can learn to make, freeze, and always have on hand. Don’t be intimated by the length of the recipe– Bethany is thorough, but not complicated. -Kristina About Bethany: Born in Texas, raised in Lebanon, Bethany Kehdy is the woman behind the blog Dirty Kitchen Secrets (DKS), Food Blogger Connect, and the Taste Lebanon food tour. She launched DKS in 2008 upon her arrival to the U.K., She has worked and lived in Miami, Montreal, Houston, London, and Nice amongst other places. Bethany has been seen on Market Kitchen: Big Adventure and Perfect, and has cooked for and held live cooking demonstrations at Foodies Festival (Bristol & Battersea), Balade Restaurant (NYC), Tawlet (Beirut) & L’atelier des Chefs (London) hosted by Wines of Lebanon.
For this week’s radio show, I was thrilled to take a break from home design- and human design, for that matter- to speak with the creator of my favorite line of dog designs: Lyndsey Drago of Billy Wolf.
Let’s be real—Thanksgiving, for all of its familial merrymaking, can be pretty darn stressful. Between trying not to scorch the turkey and making sure uncle Ralph doesn’t drink too much bourbon like last year, it can be easy to forget about the little things.
Easily one of the most readily identifiable patterns, Unikko was introduced in 1964 by designer Maija Isola.
We are just about to round the corner into the busiest travel season of the year. The holiday season, I have a big car ride for Thanksgiving and a cross-country plane trip lined up for Christmas.
As much as I love huge elaborate makeovers, I’m really a fan of those little things you can do in an afternoon that make your home seem brighter.
One of the more charming (or overly saccharine—you decide) annual traditions of Thanksgiving is going around the dining room table and saying, one by one, what you are thankful for.
Back in April, life in our D*S family changed forever when Grace adopted Hope. (Here’s Grace getting the news!
Design: Componibili Storage Module Designer: Anna Castelli Ferrieri Year: 1969 Country of Origin: Italy Manufacturer: Kartell Materials & Construction: Constructed fully from ABS Plastic.
Oh, IKEA, you seductive little temptress, you. This is always how you get me. Right when my wallet is at its emptiest and I’ve reached my absolute spending limit for the week the month eternity.
We get pretty holiday crazy around these parts. If there’s a chance for holiday-themed crafting and speciality candy eating, you can bet that we’re grabbing the opportunity to play with art supplies and get a sugar high.
With so many holidays right around the corner, it’s about time to start thinking about ways to dress up our tables.
For today’s installment of 10 Second How Tos, we teamed up again with Common Good to share a simple but amazingly effective household tip—making your own dryer balls from leftover yarn!
My first international trip ever was a month-long backpacking adventure in Europe when I was in grad school.
Transforming an outdated wall sconce with paint is about the simplest way to create a truly one of a kind statement for you home.
I’m always happy to see collaborations that involve so many different parts of the country (and world) inspiring each other.
I’ve honestly never been a huge fan of sunflowers. Their size and thick stems have always been a challenge for me to work with and I wrote them off as something I’d only treat myself to if I happened to stumble upon a handful of them at a farm stand or green market.
Todd Solondz’ classic film Welcome To The Dollhouse may wear an R Rating and come packaged as satire, but its subject matter —the awkward world of junior high school—is depicted with more truth and authenticity than many of its PG-13 teenybopper peers.
Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Mariah Danielsen, Mariah, a previous Biz Ladies contributor and an award-winning graphic designer and marketer who discovered that she could build a business around what she loves: weddings, stationery, antiques and DIY projects.