A Collection of Festive Beverages

I miss winters! The cold weather outside, the rain and the smell of earth after rain! The layers of clothes, and cosy dimmed indoors. The fireplace, real thick socks, roasted chestnuts and a good book, all make for the perfect unwinding treat for me! Growing up in the harsh winters of Amman, I never took …

Eating Dates in Ramadan

  Dates are an inseparable part of Ramadan Nutrition. Most people, as passed through generations, break fast with dates first, then moving on to other food types. Why? Dates taste sweet and really good, but most importantly they are a wholesome food. These fruits are very good for your body and are therefore a good and recommended …

Crêpes & Restaurant Service

I finally found the time to get together with some friends this morning! In our hectic and full lives these days it seems a privilege to have a few hours catching up with friends!! As we sat and chatted, one of the girls ordered a crepe Suzette and the waiter brought her a savoury crepe at first, then …

Being a good guest is as important as being a good host!

When you are the guest, it’s easy to feel like you have little responsibility for the success of a party. But that could not be furthest away from the truth. There are major elements to the success of any party, and one crucial element is the guests. After all, the hosts have thrown the party …

Methods for Cooking Fish & Seafood

Understanding Fish & Seafood (Part 2) Having read the previous post (Understanding Fish and Seafood part 1- Purchasing & Preparing to Cook), you now know how to purchase, clean, prepare and store your fish and seafood. In this part, I will walk you through the most common methods for cooking the fish and seafood you have purchased. …

Purchasing and Preparing Fish & Seafood

Fish should smell like the tide. Once they smell like fish, you are too late! Make sure your fish has a straight from the ocean smell when you purchase them. They have to be moist and fresh. This makes all the difference to the final texture and flavour. Understanding Fish & Seafood (Part 1) The inspiration… …

Arabic Coffee & Hot Beverages for Entertaining

Variety is always appreciated When entertaining, or on occasions, I like to offer my guests a variety of beverages. Even, when it comes to traditional beverages like coffees and teas, I always like to offer a variety of options. I find this to be very elegant and also very welcoming, as you do go the …

Refreshing Cold Beverages essential for any party

What party happens without some real good beverages?   Not every party has to offer food but parties must offer beverages! Most parties offer alcoholic beverages, but for those who wish to have an alcohol-free event, or thinking of their guests who do not drink then non-alcoholic beverages are just as attractive. Heck; you can even have these virgin …

Understanding Soups

In definition… Soups are liquid preparations that are made through simmering vegetables in flavoured broths or stocks. Soups can include meats, grains, pulses, pastas and a variety of vegetables. It can be made of one vegetable or any grouping of the earlier mentioned ingredients. Herbs and spices can be used for flavouring soups. Some soups …

Fussy Eaters? Make way for happy healthy eaters

Some advice on how you can get the lil ones to start enjoying a variety of foods and take the struggle out of meal time!   We have all been there! Almost everyone of us at some point thought: ‘there is something wrong with my child… I just can’t get him/her to eat!…. S/he refuses all …