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My aunt made this for me when I was visiting Lebanon in 2003. It was hot hot hot, even up on the mountain. I think she could see how much I wanted something more than the Tang-like powdered mango drink they kept feeding us. She got a whole bunch of oranges, lemons and a knife and set to work. Ingredients: 5 lb bag oranges 3 lb bag lemons 2 cups sugar Wash and cut up lemons and oranges into small pieces–rinds on. Put them in a huge bowl with the

Hooray for Winter and all things peppermint! I declare this week Peppermint Week. This is pretty much the only time of year when I enjoy mint anything, unless it’s Summer in Lebanon, but that’s another story. I’ll save it for a Summer day. As for now, here is the first of three peppermint recipes. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 cup milk if using espresso machine, 1.5 if using microwave (1/2 for each cup) two palmfuls of chocolate chips 1 oz Torani chocolate mint syrup (optional) peppermint extract (optional)–I didn’t try the

During my undergraduate years at Indiana University, my husband and I were friends with a wonderful couple who had us over many times. First in their apartment, then in their house, Sadia and I would stand by her stove as she placed a stainless steel potbelly pan over a flame. She filled it with water, then began cutting green cardamom pods in half with scissors. I watched the pods drop into the water a half at a time, their black seeds spilling out. At my own apartment, and then my

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