On the Road: Chicago Anniversary Weekend

Chicago from Chinatown Watertaxi Stop

Last month MarocBaba and I celebrated our wedding anniversary.  Some days it feels like we have spent decades together, while other days it seems that we met just days ago. At this point we’ve spent 1/4 of our lives together – kind of amazing isn’t it? Rarely do we do anything special to celebrate but […]

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Grilled Yogurt Chicken

Grilled Indian Chicken

Last week when I was playing with my Bombay Potato idea I knew it needed some type of protein to add to the meal.  Thankfully the spurt of cold weather following our March heatwave has gone and it was warm enough to grill outside (again). I thought of a recipe similar to tandoori chicken which […]

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Bombay Potatoes and Yogurt Chicken

Tikka Simmer Sauce Potatoes

  In the small town I live in there is one Indian restaurant and it’s on the verge of going out of business. It’s not the best, and certainly not the most authentic but they have a decent lunch buffet that includes as much naan as you can eat and I can’t pass that up. […]

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1940′s Morocco: World War Two

Moroccan King Mohamed 5

  If there was one decade I was looking forward to writing about it was this one. I’m sorry I missed it last week but I wanted to do it justice and just didn’t have the time.  The decade that Morocco entered the minds of most Americans was the 1940′s.  It’s surprising to be me […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Chicago

Chicago Skyline from the L

“I give you Chicago. It is not London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from snout to tail.” H. L. Mencken

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Turn Up the Simmer {Announcement}


One of my favorite brands and products in the last year is Saffron Road Foods.  You have seem me do some reviews and share some recipe ideas on occasion and I hope that many of you have been able to try at least one of their halal, and ethically sound products. It is so exciting […]

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