Appetizers

Perfect quick and simple appetizers the easy way.

Manaeesh zaatar-flatbread

Manaeesh zaatar-flatbread

I had the pleasure of chatting and cooking with Nadeen Kharputy, as she shared her Mom’s recipe for Manaeesh zaatar.   “asking a loved one if they’ve eaten is the ultimate Arab auntie way of showing care and affection”  

Lunchtime Lime with Bea Jimenez and the Spanish Tortilla

Lunchtime Lime with Bea Jimenez and the Spanish Tortilla

You know how I love food, not only because of the physical nourishment that it can provide, but also the nourishment to the soul, and the connections and and wisdom that it can offer. So, when, during the pandemic a fired of mine suggested that…

Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Omlette)

Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Omlette)

 Once upon a Thyme · Tortilla de Papas   I spent a great deal of time in Madrid between 2009 and 2011, and loved going to the farmers market to chat with the vendors. I inevitably ended up with MUCH more than I had…

The Flower Garden of the World  and Sweet Potato Fritter Recipe

The Flower Garden of the World and Sweet Potato Fritter Recipe

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true. Buddha I took a day trip with a friend of mine many years ago to a tiny village to the…

My Novel Chapter 1 Part 6. Coconut Wrap Recipe

My Novel Chapter 1 Part 6. Coconut Wrap Recipe

He turned around and smiled a smile so wide, so beautiful, so loving, as he ran across the street towards me, and I ran to meet him. As my body clashed against his, we embraced, cried and screamed.  After our elongated embrace, I looked over…

My Novel: Chapter 1. Part 4 and some Sesame Almond Crackers

My Novel: Chapter 1. Part 4 and some Sesame Almond Crackers

A triumphant scream emerged from my body and I started running around in my living room, throwing my arms up in the air and swinging my hips around as if I had just had a litre of wine. I put myself together, took a deep…