Pita Pockets

I’ve been curious to try making pita bread (for Iraqi pita bread, Dan posted an excellent recipe two years ago) . I found the process to be fairly simple, but a bit time-consuming. Fortunately the delight of watching the pitas expand — literally like a balloon — was enough of a delight that I see [...]

A Hymn to Hummous ***revised

Removing the Skins

A more authentic recipe:

cp=chick peas (a.k.a. garbanzos)

Soaking the chick peas overnight helps the cooking go faster the next day. (but not necessary. you can soak for an hour or two before boiling and that is fine.) When you dump the water from the overnight soaking, and you rinse chick peas well, make [...]

A hymn to hummous



This recipe has been revised and reposted HERE.


Whether you spell it hummous, hummus, hommus, or hummos, it is all the same: a tasty Middle Eastern spread with which the Western world has been fascinated for many years. You can find the spread anywhere from upscale markets and food coops, to [...]