Royal Icing FAQ

It’s the time of year again, when we rave about cookie decoration I have been receiving your emails regarding cookie decorations and royal icing, and have attempted to reply to each one, but since there are lots of them, and due to the overly busy schedule right now, I decided to write a post about …

In an Emirati Home – It Is All About Heritage & Culture

Happy National Day, UAE! In celebration of National Day, I had been invited over a fellow blogger’s home to learn about Emirati Cuisine. Arwa Loutah, opened her home to welcome us and share her family’s food traditions and recipes. A simple gesture that so profoundly reflects her pride and love of her local cuisine, her …

“I ♥ UAE” Say it with food! – Themed Cardamom Sugar Cookie Cutouts

United Arab Emirates National Day is just a few days away I remember when I was catering, this part of the year was extremely busy. At this point I would have been working on National Day Edible Arrangements, gifts, edible party favours and themed foods… Food is a fabulous medium for expression! For ages, people …

How To Cover A Cake with Fondant, A Complete Guide

  Practice Always Makes Perfect Here is how you can cover a cake with Fondant.   Covering a cake with fondant instantly transforms it into an elegant and eye catching cake. Fondant & sugar paste give a velvety finish to the cake, making the overall appearance look clean, tidy and appealing. A covered cake no longer …

What to do with Leftover Cakes? Top 10 Tips

When it comes to leftovers, there is always a way to turn them into fabulous treats. They do not have to go to waste! When the leftovers are actually cake, there is a million things you can do! What you can’t do, is let those cakes go to waste!! Top 10 Tips to turn leftover …

Mezze Culture, A Mediterranean Thing

What is Mezze? Literal meaning of the Arabic word Mezze/meze/meza: Taste/snack/spread of small plates of food/starters (mezzes is the plural) Technically, it is an assortment of finger foods that is a staple part of the dining experience in Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Arab countries. This is very similar to the tapas/pintxos of Spanish & Basque …

A Traditional Baby Shower & Timeless DIY Inspirations

How cute are babies? Everything about Babies is gorgeous! A baby shower is one extra large cute event! Where I come from, we also have a get together after birth to celebrate the coming of a baby. We call it a “Mubarakeh”, where, usually close friends and family, are invited over to see the mother …

“Zalatimo Sweets” Since 1860

 A chat about Middle Eastern sweets, their traditions and culture and Zalatimo’s Date Maamoul Recipe!! With the Holy month of Ramadan unwinding and Eid right by our doorsteps; there is no better time to talk about traditional Arabic sweets. During Eid, it is customary in the Middle East to offer guests Maamoul (Semolina cookies filled …