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  • May Dinners May Dinners
    May 14, 2021
    Christine Sahadi Whelan
    As May arrives with its better weather, I want to get back to the BBQ. Warmer temperatures mean leisurely outdoor family meals sitting around the yard and enjoying the fresh air. Once my herb pots are growing and the pepper and tomato seedling are all sprouting, I feel the urge to be more creative with marinating and grilling. If I could, I would grill year-round and I have been occasionally known for turning on our natural gas grill in December. There is something so satisfying and refreshing about the smell of outdoor cooking. We live in our yard/deck as long as the weather cooperates and absolutely love to entertain out...
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  • Spring Changes Spring Changes
    April 22, 2021
    Christine Sahadi Whelan
    Spring is in the air and you can feel it everywhere. The last month has been buzzing with the café refresh! It has been a flurry of emails and early morning installations, but we are almost ready to debut our new café. Steel frames are up and gorgeous oriental glass lanterns softly light the space. The eating area is surrounded by a fun, short wall of wood cubes that hold a gorgeous array of wines from Domaine des Tourelles, Ksara, Masaya, Domaine Wardy, a bunch of amazing Moroccan wines by Ouled Thaleb, as well as a myriad of Sahadi’s curated foodstuffs in a jewel of colors, patterns and containers. The ceiling is alive with grapevines and soft...
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  • Three Generations of Women Three Generations of Women
    March 12, 2021
    Christine Sahadi Whelan
    People always ask me how I came to love cooking and food in general.  Since I grew up in a food family and always had different, delicious, unique things to taste it comes naturally to me.  Being part of a Lebanese and Syrian family meant food was always the center of our household and continues to be.  Food is our love language. We entertain frequently and the meal is always central — whether it’s an Easter brunch, a Memorial Day BBQ, Birthday meze, or a Graduation blowout.  The first question we get is always, “What are you serving?”  For Women’s History Month, I thought I’d share a little more about the women who are often preparing the...
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