Ivis and Julia

Ivis Nasir, at right, sits on her porch with some freshly made bread and her cousin, Julia Williams.

After decades of living in the Middle East, Ivis Nasir has returned to the family compound overlooking Lake Michigan where she grew up.

She and her cousin, Julia Williams, invited me over for tea and a chat. There was a cup of tea waiting for me and a loaf of fresh bread Ivis had just pulled out of the oven.

dutch-oven-bread

Dutch Oven Bread is shown.

Molokhia

Molokhia is shown.

Maqluba

Maqluba is shown.

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