Crispy Treats for Cake Decorating & Modelling Figurines

Small ideas go a long way! I was decorating my daughter’s cake yesterday, and thought to cut corners – time wise – so instead of making gumpaste, or crispy treats, I went for modelling the figurines using fondant. I had already made fondant for covering the cake, so it seemed like the best option. Modelling with fondant usually works, …

Italian Cheese – Made In The UAE

There is not enough that can be said about the superior quality of fresh produce.  Coming from a family that owns agricultural farms, I grew up surrounded with fresh produce. When you experience tasting an orange straight from the tree, there is no way that you can indulge in one that is prematurely picked, in hopes …

Happy New Year! Welcome 2013!

  2012 has taught me: We must always ‘Look Back’ for future lessons, ‘Look Forward’ for a drive and ‘Live Now’ for happiness. Somewhere in between all of this, our personal growth takes place.  My New Year’s Resolution: Look forward for pleasant surprises, which usually come disguised!  What a year, 2012! I could not have …

Understanding Goose

A Quick Class On Goose (Prepping, Cooking and Pairing)   About Goose Meat Unlike turkey meat, goose meat is dark. The meat is more boldly flavoured than turkey, and is even gamier than duck. Goose is also a bigger bird, which makes it fattier than duck. As such, the meat is juicier than other meats, …

The Perfect Gifts for Enthusiastic Cooks

Serves Cooks & Bakers What to gift? is on everyone’s mind in the festive season. In my previous post, I shared with you gift inspirations for all kinds of foodie friends. I have also included tips on how to make your gifts more special, stay on budget as well as creating a plentiful gift basket. However, …

What to Gift When you have Foodie Friends

Serves All The world is full of foodies! In fact is anyone not?! We know them, we all have them and here is a post dedicated for them. If you are wondering what could be the perfect gift for a foodie friend read on because here are some inspirations that they are going to love …

5 Turkey Sides With Pumpkin For Thanksgiving

It is Thanksgiving, so let me start by saying Happy Thanksgiving to all of you 🙂 Are you all ready and turkeys ready for the oven? Well then, you can always add a delicious side to turkey; so how about the beautiful pumpkins and squash for that? Pumpkins and the varieties of Winter Squash are all in …

Healthy Eating for Diabetes on World Diabetes Day

On World Diabetes Day ‘Decide Diabetes Initiative’ together with myself and Dr. Wafa Helmi, the founder of ‘Sweet Kidz’ got together with media representatives to kick off the ‘Raising Diabetes Healthy Eating Awareness’ project. The event took place at the beautiful Miele Gallery’s state of the art kitchen, where we discussed diabetic health, and healthy …

Food: The Other Side of The Coin & Social Responsibility

My line of work and website are dedicated to all things food. Anyone who reads my posts, who knows me knows that I am passionate about food. Like everyone else, I believe that food is a basic necessity, a pleasure, and a nutrient to both our bodies and souls. I also believe that food connects us …

Understanding Cheese

Cheese A dairy product that was essentially created as a form of preservation of milk – through salting, curdling and basketing. There are many types of cheese and thus a variety of textures, flavours and even colours. When it comes to choosing which cheese to have, or even understanding cheese pairing for drinks or in cookery, you …