Halloumi Stuffed Bread Rolls

Two weeks ago I had a grand plan to bake a Quiche and to blog about it.  A plan that never saw the light of day due to coming down

Fatoush for the Soul

Even though Fatoush is a well known Lebanese salad, like many dishes in the Middle East, it has taken on different flavours and identities. You will find that some will

Even my dog is political.. conversations with myself

It’s hard for me to write about cakes and the therapeutic effect of cooking when I read and hear of the monstrosities that are taking place in Syria, fully aware

Molokhia-The Culinary Viagra

Molokhia or A Jew’s Mallow is a dark green leafy vegetable that dates back to the Egyptian Pharaohs. Banned by the puritan Fatimids for sending women wild with desire, the humble

Pull Apart Cheese Bread

I read some where that reading a good book is like traveling through and living many different lives while still sitting in one’s arm-chair. I guess what defines a good

Lamiha’s Malfouf

It was at the back of my head last week that this would have been my fourth post and I had not baked or cooked anything yet that involves a lengthy process… I guess time is at the core of everything when juggling different things. Slightly complicated dishes do need not just the time, but to an extent, the love and care in order to yield deliciousness and Stuffed Cabbage Leaves is just that!

Like anything that is extra special in life, it does take some time to prepare Malfouf. So, I like to do the cooking over two days. A day of shopping for the right cabbage (buy one that weighs approximately 3 kilos), boiling the whole cabbage to soften, then blanching each few leaves at a time, removing the hard stems and a day for stuffing and cooking. Do I make this every day? No. But every few months my friends and my other half itch for it.

Something old, something new, something sweet and not so blue.

Muhallabiya is basically milk pudding. My Grandmother always made this desert when she had left over milk in her fridge. She made different varieties of it, some with an apricot