Welcome fellow foodies, drinkers, and gabbers.
My name is Sarah Abboud, and for those of you who do not know me, my social life revolves around eating, drinking (doesn’t have to be alcohol, but preferred) and lots of gabbing, preferably around the island in my kitchen at home. It may sound ridiculous, but I would argue that most of my most life-changing conversations have taken place around my kitchen island. It is also the place where I learned the most about cooking, compliments of my rockstar chef of a mother, Jane Miric. Need I mention the late night singing that often takes place around, or on, (oops) the kitchen island? These late nights that often follow long days of cooking and entertaining have left me with some of my happiest memories – some of which I relive through pictures, videos, music, conversations with friends, or my personal favorite, FOOD.
I cannot begin to count the number of recipes that I associate with memories. Lots of people like to express themselves through writing, drawing, maybe even singing (probably not on top of an island), but I choose to express myself through cooking.
With that being said, I want to take a little time out of each week to share some of my favorite recipes with you. Maybe I’ll throw in a few stories that will give you a small taste of what it’s like to sit around my kitchen island – some happy, some sad, some that are almost too ridiculous to repeat. Regardless of what recipe or story you read, I hope you enjoy them and learn something new, whether it be about something in the kitchen or something about yourself.