Here, There, and Everywhere (Lobster Society)

Artisan, Beirut, Restaurants, Shops

I’ve had the loveliest couple of days….out of the kitchen. We’ve become quite friendly with both the Lebanese couple that live just beneath us and the American/Indian couple two floors down. Often the six of us meet up for dinner at one of our apartments, often inviting others to join our little club for the evening,…

Land of Olives

Artisan, Jordan

It’s the tail end of olive oil pressing season here in Jordan. What traditionally begins with the first big rain (in early September this year) which cleans the olives from the summer’s dust, and continues until mid-December (or until all of the olives are pressed).  After my tour of a large-scale oil pressing factory, I…

The Road to Jerash

Artisan, Jordan, Shops

Yesterday we took a morning ride to Jerash,  a small town just 45 minutes drive North of Amman, and home to the majestic remains of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa. While we weren’t visiting the ancient ruins, they are visible from the main road into town, their gorgeous gold hue the same color as the caverns’ rocks…

Arthur Avenue Stroll

Artisan, New York, Travel

I know that it’s important to post frequently when you have a blog, but I just can’t make myself sit down and write about something when I’ve got nothing. My dear husband and I have been participating in another 8 week I Quit Sugar program so our meals are very prescribed and frankly, not worth…