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The Seattle Iranian Festival is an annual event for my family. My husband got his Master’s degree in Persian literature, and through his studies we were introduced to the local Persian community. Each year we reconnect with old friends, and savor the amazing food. Art,…

Chicken stewed in a gravy of pomegranate and ground walnuts Ingredients 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 large leek 2 lbs chicken (I like thighs because they’re juicier and more flavorful, but breasts will also work well) 1 tub Knorr Chicken Homestyle Stock concentrate 2 cups…

It’s hard to party when your heart is with people dying on the street on the other side of the world.  Harder still for Seattle’s Iranian-American community, with family members caught up in the in the fight for their rights, freedom, and even their lives…

For weeks my husband sat waiting for the mail. He would check the mail several times a day, pout, and double check again to make sure there wasn’t a little yellow package slip tucked in the corner of the mail box. Today the little yellow…

This afternoon we hopped in the truck and tootled our way over to the Ballard Library for a reading and book signing with Marjane Satrapi. Marjane Satrapi is best known for her books Persepolis, Persepolis 2 and Embroideries. I was shocked at the turnout. We…

After the waterfall we had to decide what to do for dinner. I would have loved to try the Salish Lodge; we stopped and checked out the menu, but frankly I was not inspired. When plates start at $23, the description on the menu should…

* 1 lb lean lamb, cut into 2″ cubes* 10 cherry tomatoes Marinade 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 tsp ground saffron threads dissolved in 2 Tbsp hot water 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tsp black pepper 1 large onion, sliced 2 tsp salt Baste…

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