Of Mamas, Stuffed Rabbits & Carrots…

I wasn’t planning on doing an Easter post.  After the past doozy of a final exam week, I intended only to lie on the couch and stare at the ceiling for quite some time.  But then my brother emailed me from Maine to say that he and his family would be making the drive up…

Cardamom Chickpea Cookies for a Happy Persian New Year!

It’s the Spring Equinox!  It’s also Finals Week of the winter term for me!  It’s also time for the wonderful Persian New Year Celebration of Nowruz … I learned about this lovely festive time, when I was living in Afghanistan, and have incorporated at least a nod to it into my holiday pantheon ever since. …

Eating for Spring … Transition & Rejuvenation

… Rest at night and get up early, stride freely through the courtyard, let your hair down and indulge in the leisurely feeling of a morning stroll; this is how you should raise your spirits in spring.”  — from the poet and medical scholar, Gao Lin, 1575 — translated by Dr. Heiner Fruehauf I wish…