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14 Jun

Vintage Boiled Raisin Cake

Vintage Boiled Raisin Cake I have always credited my father’s mom for our family’s boiled raisin cake recipe. My mother’s handwritten recipe book, dated 1947, features her auntie’s boiled raisin cake recipe on the first page. Looking further, I see a star beside a similar cake, credited to a Mrs. Hardy. Mrs. Hardy alwa...  Continue Reading

02 Jun

Let Me Treat You to Breakfast

To celebrate the first anniversary of the publishing of With Love, From Iraq, I am hosting a private breakfast at Smitty’s in Market Mall. This is the restaurant where I interviewed Maysoon and Wajid Toma about their journey from Iraq to Canada. We met, faithfully, for two and a half years of Monday breakfast conversations. Fo...  Continue Reading