Archive | March, 2012

It’s Time for a Picnic: The Tradition of Sizdah Bedar

The weather outside may or may not reflect it, but Spring is here! Perhaps your sinuses can feel it, with the new blossoms outside? This is my favorite time of the year, like a bear coming out of hibernation, I feel excited with the end of winter behind us. I personally long for the warm […]

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Grilled Yogurt Marinated Leg of Lamb

Lamb is one of those cuts of meats where you either love or hate it. Luckily for my family, we love it! Most people who hate lamb say it’s because of it’s overwhelming aftertaste or smell. The preparation of lamb is pretty important. One of our favorite ways to serve lamb is grilled, either skewered […]

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Pomegranate Marshmallows

Pomegranate Marshmallows

If there is one thing you should know about my cooking style is that I am a haphazard cook. I have two small countertops that are typically over-flowing with my ingredients, bowls, measuring spoons and  chopping board. I am typically distracted and thinking about twenty other things I need to get done that day (or […]

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Spring and the Persian New Year

It’s like a fog has lifted over my head. Spring is here. Today marks the first day of spring, as well as the first day of the Persian New Year. It really is a time of rebirth, especially for me. My mood is very tied to the weather and the seasons. Maybe in a past […]

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A Persian Love Affair with Herbs and Salmon & Cilantro Stew (Ghalieh Mahi)

You are probably seeing a lot of green on the world-wide-web this time of year. And frankly, it’s not just for that silly Shamrock Day where everyone is Irish once a year. There is actually another holiday that was green before St. Patty’s Day: It’s the Persian New Year, or Noruz, the first day of […]

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A Preview of Spring at the Menlo Park Allied Arts Guild

In my ideal world, I live in a garden. Filled with flowers of all shapes and colors, I will stroll through this garden, meditate and be at peace. In my garden, I will have treasures hidden. Brightly colored chairs, vine laden awnings, water fountains trickling their sweet sound. In my ideal world, I will spend […]

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Welcome to the New Family Spice & Chunky New England Clam Chowder

I have waited a long, LOOOONG time to write this post! WOOT! WOOT! I am super excited to introduce ya’ll to the NEW Family Spice website! YAY! It’s more than a cosmetic change, too. I won’t bore you with the gastly details, but thanks to my dear friend Karin (a.k.a. the Data Base Queen) and […]

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