A Pumpkin Flan

I tend to know a good recipe when I see one. This flan was one of those very inviting things to try out – how could it not be when

Jordan’s Queen Isabella Grapes

A dear friend wrote to me a few weeks back about some small, red, spanish grapes grown here in Jordan. ‘They have a taste that is out of this world’

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

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

‘Have your cake and eat it’ cheese cake.

  I have to confess to you that I did not expect this to work today. When it did I felt I needed to share it with the world.. well

What’s in my Kitchen this December

Linzer Cookies Do you feel that Christmas has caught you by surprise this year? I really do feel that way. Last year this time, our tree was up and gifts

Coconut Oat Chocolate Truffles

What resists really does persist ! I had made a decision a few weeks ago not to buy any more cookbooks before I go through the ones I have in

A Scrunch in Convent Garden

After last week’s cabbage extravaganza, I needed to sweeten my tooth with a dessert that is a true blast from the past for me. Often we associate an area of

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