Fearless cooking from my tiny kitchen in lovely city Irvine in Sunny California.

The Ramoosh Kitchen in its current physical kitchen I have, a kind of half-galley with a tiny office, TV, my library filled with cooking and art books and my orange rocking chair where I have access to my small garden to pick my herbs where I attempt — with varying degrees of success — to grow tomatoes, herbs and whatever other mystery seeds my son finds at the playground and sticks in the soil.

What you’ll see here is a lot of comfort foods stepped up a bit, things like bread and birthday cakes made entirely from scratch and tutorials on everything from how to poach an egg to how to make sweets and pie doughs that don’t shrink up on you, but also a favorite side dish (zucchini and almonds) that takes less than five minutes to make.

What I’m wary of is: Excessively fussy foods and/or pretentious ingredients. I don’t do expensive food such truffle oil, Himalayan pink salt at $15 per quarter-ounce or single-origin chocolate that can only be found through Posh Noshapproved purveyors. I think food should be accessible, and am certain that you don’t need any of these things to cook.

My name is Reem I am a wife and mother. I’m Cook, Photographer, writer, Data Architect and Occasional Dishwasher.

Reem Shakhtour is the kind of person you might innocently ask what the difference is between summer and winter squash and she’ll go on for about twenty minutes before coming up for air to a cleared room and you soundly snoring. It’s taken some time, but she’s finally realized that there are people out there that might forgive her for such food, cooking and ingredient-obsessed blathering and possibly, even come back for more.

She’s has a full Data Architect supervisor, a scrawler of “happy birthday” on bakery cakes, and a technology reporter. She likes her current gig – the one where she cooks multiple recipes with no time whenever here friends come over, she feels like that day – the best. When she’s not prattling on about galley and grub here, Reem is an occasional photographer, free lancer writer and loves music when she cooks.

Reem likes bourbon, artichokes, french fries, things that taste like burnt sugar and baked goods with funny names. She lives in Irvine and works in downtown of Los Angeles lives with her husband and son Ibrahim.