Holiday Photo Gifts for Grandma

retouch screen

Today I hit a milestone on my iPhone, 1000 images. That’s a lot of pictures! I’ve been relying on my phone to snap day to day images, instead of carrying around my large DSLR. I’m able to take pictures more often and much more naturally than with the large camera. I can easily import pictures […]

New Cookbook: Mediterranean Paleo Cooking


  I feel like a broken record saying this, but you really meet the most amazing people when you’re in the blogging world. In the last few months I met Caitlin of Grassfed Girl online through, of all things, our connection as wives of North African men. Caitlin’s husband, Nabil is from Algeria. So, when […]

My 5 Favorite Cookbooks of 2012


It’s that time of year when round-up posts are aplenty.  Not being one to want to be left out, I’m offering you my favorite cookbooks from 2012.  I have a bit of a cookbook problem, just ask my husband.  Whenever a box turns up that looks like it might contain a book I hear, “another […]

Party Planning with My XYBoard {Giveaway}


I’m busy today preparing for my online fall Twitter party. You’re coming right? Tonight at 9pm EST using #FallPartyFood. I think I like virtual parties as much as the real thing – and there’s no cleanup involved!  This week was super busy and stressful for me with work commitments, party planning and family life and […]

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World {Review}

Islamic Art Promo

I was lucky enough to gain an advance viewing of Unity Productions Foundation latest feature Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World. I am a bit of a documentary geek and was interested to see how this story would be told. I was captivated.  This video is one of the most beautiful and interesting films I […]

Recovering from BlogHer Food

Indoor Market

It’s taken me a full week to recover from my trip to Seattle. I was really shocked at how exhausted I was when I got home. Usually on a trip home from Morocco it takes me 3-4 days to start feeling normal again but I just couldn’t shake the sleepiness.  My trip to Seattle was […]