Wild Swans by Jung Chang

http://www.jungchang.net/wild-swans A fascinating book that follows three generations of Chinese women beginning in the early 20th century. The book starts with the Japanese occupation, proceeds through the civil war between the communists and the Kuomintang then carries us throughout the Mao atrocities. The ability of the Chinese people to endure hardship astonishes me – there… Read More »

Evergreen College Wokeness

This is an article published at dangerousintersection.org by Erich Vieth. I am duplicating it here because you never know when something will disappear from the internet. I didn’t want to be spending so much time writing about Wokeness, but it has become clear to me that this is an ideology that reverses many of the… Read More »

Chicken Shawarma

Easy homemade chicken shawarma recipe! Chicken pieces, tossed in warm Middle Eastern spices, then baked until perfectly tender. Serve it in pita pockets with Mediterranean salad and sauces.

Greek Green Bean Salad

INGREDIENTS Water 1 lb green beans, trimmed Salt and pepper, to taste Crushed red pepper flakes, optional, to taste Quality crumbled feta cheese, to taste 2 tbsp (or more to your liking) pitted olives, chopped For dressing  2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill ½ tsp sweet Spanish paprika… Read More »

Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon

INGREDIENTS For Salmon: 2 lb salmon fillet Kosher salt Extra virgin olive oil ½ lemon, sliced into rounds Parsley for garnish For Lemon-Garlic Sauce: Zest of 1 large lemon Juice of 2 lemons 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 5 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tsp dry oregano 1 tsp sweet paprika ½ tsp black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Make the lemon-garlic sauce.… Read More »

Easy Greek-style Eggplant

Eggplants cooked to velvety tender perfection with chickpeas and tomato. A perfectly satisfying meatless dinner or side dish.

Leftover Chicken Pesto Salad

Chicken Pesto Salad with Olives and Peas is an amazing low-carb salad and this is easy to make with leftover rotisserie chicken!

One-skillet Mediterranean Chicken with Tomatoes and Green Olives

 Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts of equal size 2 tbsp minced garlic or garlic paste Salt and pepper 1 tbsp dried oregano, divided Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil ½ cup dry white wine 1 large lemon, juice of ½ cup chicken broth 1 cup finely chopped red onion 1 ½ cup small-diced tomatoes ¼ cup sliced green olives… Read More »

Ginger Cookies

We love ginger snaps, but my wife, Denise, says I can’t call these ginger snaps because ginger snaps are hard; I like them soft. When I bake them, I make half of them hard by keeping them small and half soft by making them large. That way we’re both happy. I am so grateful to… Read More »

Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

I and my wife, Denise, made this cake for my birthday. It is the best birthday cake I have ever had in my life! So delicious! How to Make Lemon Blueberry Cake Fresh lemons. Use fresh lemon juice and lemon zest in the cake batter. None of that lemon extract stuff! How to choose lemons… Read More »