Pride and Prejudice… and How None of It Would Have Happened If It Weren’t All Fiction

For those of you who did not have Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as required reading in high school literature, it’s a story about two people who were initially not attracted to one another, but because of being repeatedly thrusted in … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice… and How None of It Would Have Happened If It Weren’t All Fiction

Woman VS Kitchen: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Plus a Leftover Pasta Recipe!)

To celebrate my freedom from the madhouse (and to impress my hungry habiby who came to visit), I cooked a big batch of homemade spaghetti last Saturday. I found a fail-proof recipe online and decided to push my (limited) kitchen skills to the uh, limit. Here’s that recipe I told you about: What you’ll need: Spaghetti noodles Tomato paste Minced beef Onion, chopped Garlic, minced Green bell pepper, diced Black olives Salt Pepper Cream cheese (optional) Steps: Boil spaghetti noodles. Strain and set aside. On a large frying pan, saute the onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Add the minced beef. … Continue reading Woman VS Kitchen: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Plus a Leftover Pasta Recipe!)

Christmas, 1994-Present

Merry merry Christmas, everybody! After 2 Christmases spent in China (2015) and Egypt (2016), I am finally able to spend Christmas in my adoptive city of Dubai. Over the past few years, I have had several Christmas “epiphanies,” if you will: different experiences, different joys and even disappointments in the quote-and-quote most wonderful time of the year. This blog is a brief chronicle of my search for the true meaning of this holiday season. The best Christmases I could remember as a child were the Christmases I received Barbie dolls. I remember unwrapping a gift from one of my godmothers … Continue reading Christmas, 1994-Present