The Seasoned Traveler

Recipes and remedies using herbs, spices, and other natural ingredients from the world's pantry


“Jerusalem” Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion with Tahini & Za’atar


This dish, like so many I’m finding in the lovely cookbook Jerusalem, is a celebration of colors and flavors. The recipe is straightforward, the combination is so innovative (Who knew a tahini and lemon sauce would go so incredibly well with butternut squash?) and the results are beautiful, delicious, wowing. Ottolenghi and Tamimi, you’ve got me hooked on your amazing food.

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Weeknight Za’atar and Lemon Chicken Drumsticks


For quick and easy weekday dinners, I like to have little drumsticks on hand. It takes just a few moments to pre-heat the oven, toss the drumsticks with olive oil and spice in a roasting pan and get them in the oven. Continue reading