A simple spaghetti

There are certain cooking steps I do when a simple pasta pomodoro is in order. Water has to be salted, oiled and boiling before I drop my spaggheti in. My

Red Pepper and Corn Soup

Everything comes out of something right? We get inspired by people, some of us even copy each other (you know who you are). Basically it is rare for someone to

Muhallabiya for a new year..

Every new year and at around this time, I like to prepare Muhallabiya.     I don’t know if it has become a tradition as such but it is possibly

Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is nourishing for both the soul and the body. It is a favourite at winter time in the Middle East. And what gives it its wonderful flavour is

Ginger Bread Houses

Every year and at around Christmas time my friend’s friend Kri arranges a wonderful get together for children and parents around her neighbourhood area. The kids build and decorate ginger

Marrow Fritters

My grandmother belonged to the ‘waste not want not’ generation. Quite interestingly NOW we are trying to return to that knowledge and instinct people had about recycling and wasting very

Life, the devastation in Gaza and beyond…

  ‘How can I blog about food when hundreds of children have been killed next door in Gaza’ has been my thought in the last few weeks. Do I acknowledge

Jean Cazals and Eton Mess

My photos sucked in the last few posts. I don’t know how to put it more accurately!  I did not understand what was going on with the lighting, hue and

One pot Mujadara

“Need is the mother of all inventions” or so the saying goes in Arabic. Mujadara is not a one pot dish normally. But at the moment my life is far

Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers

  I don’t know if I ever told you that I am a picky eater. I am so picky that when we are out at a restaurant and a waiter