Lahma bi Ajeen at Joan’s Thursday Night

Steve and I drove across the Highland Park Bridge to Joan’s for dinner. You’ve seen Joan’s spools of thread  and checking out where she used to teach.

Since I went out of town on my  birthday, we made a plan for when I would be back in town and when we could get together

Joan made James Beard’s recipe for  Lahma bi Ajeen. The fresh tomatoes, cucumber and peppers,Baba Ganoush, Hummus, Yogurt Sauce with Fresh Dill from her garden, and wonderful olives.

Lahma bi Ajeen

The Lahma bi Ajeen recipe from Beard on Bread cookbook (A well used page)

James Beard Recipe



buttermilk pound cake with rhubarb

Buttermilk Pound Cake from World of Baking by Delores Casella topped with fresh rhubarb sauce.  Rhubarb from Joan’s garden- we ate outside.


Joan's Garden


Thanks for a nice dinner and good conversation, Joan.  Everything was delicious






Joan inside her doorway keeping the dogs inside.




buttermilk pound cake


11 thoughts on “Lahma bi Ajeen at Joan’s Thursday Night

  1. What an absolutely delightful series of photos! Thanks for including the page from Beard telling me that lahma-bi-ajeen is the Arab counterpart of pizza!!! LOVE Joan’s garden and blue house with green door! Cannot dwell on Pound Cakes – or flan / creme caramel/ creme brulee etc. One makes me think of the other and my two favorite foods [one food group! 🙂 🙂 ] XOXOXO

  2. Joan looks like a fun lady. It’s always great to spend time among friends – and even better with terrific food. 🙂

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