A New Year’s Eve Feast

Of course, we have to end 2012 and start 2013 with an amazing feast for the stomach and the eyes!  Food to me is a symbol of a life well-lived.  The Hashem ladies have outdone themselves.  We started with hors d’oeuvres: pastries of feta cheese and caramelized onions and spinach balls. Then we …

A (Middle Eastern) Holiday Brunch

One of the best things about the holidays is the food.  That’s especially true when my mom is around.  She’s probably one of the best cooks I know!  As we all meet up in DC for the holidays and host numerous feasts, I get to enjoy my mom’s special dishes …