Cayk-e Yazdi: Cardamom Muffins

My boyfriend loves subtly sweet treats, and Cayk-e Yazdi is his favorite. I’ve made them several times, but never managed to get the cracked muffin tops that are the hallmark of this delicious muffin. Our friend Hadi graciously offered to cook these delicious cakes to show me how it’s done. The recipe belongs to Javad…


Cocktail: Ajeel

For Nowruz 1400, we were lucky enough to have dinner at Chef Amir Hajimaleki’s pop-up restaurant, Roya. He consistently provides the most amazing Persian food under the sun, and this time he even created Persian-themed cocktails! My favorite cocktail was the Ajeel, with stolichnaya elite vodka, pistachio orgeat, golden raisin puree, lime, and walnut bitters.…


Stained Glass

You may remember from my a previous post that my boyfriend’s grandpa is an amazing architect. He draws Kufic block calligraphy, and we have a whole book of his drawings. This makes gifting in our house super easy! I can turn those drawings into art pieces and my boyfriend will always love them, no matter…


Olive Za’atar Bread

I am attempting to replicate the delicious Eggs in Purgatory breakfast at the restaurant next door, and this bread is the first component.



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