Thoughts born in the stillness after a dinner party

This is not part of my ongoing food series, however, it is a necessary interruption at this point. My heart goes out to Falasteen. *** As I look at the stained cloth over the dinner table, the burned down candles, the empty plates, the scattered chairs, the empty cups and the few half-full ones, I …

Planting Tips For Your Balcony’s Miracle Garden

  As you’ve seen in yesterday’s video, you can plant your own Miracle Garden on your balcony. So now you can grow your own organic herbs, fruits and vegetables as well as have them! In today’s video, Laura shares with us some planting tips to get you started, including sprouting pips, and planting roots as …

Dubai’s Latest Trend – Balcony & Urban Gardening

  I have always loved gardening, planting, all things green really. I love watching plants grow, and really enjoy the company of green and airy scenery… who doesn’t! With that said, I could be the worst at gardening lol. No really, people who know me well, know that I keep planting things and trying to …

Expert Advice on Starting A Career In The Food Industry

It has never been more exciting to work in the food industry as it is today! And especially in Dubai the community is thriving and growing by the second as many people are joining the industry. Chefs, bloggers, photographers, stylists, writers, critics, reviewers, suppliers, restaurateurs to even Media and TV personalities, the industry seems to …

Foodie Focus: Following Passions, Realising Dreams

  How often do we hear the phrase “Follow your dreams”? How many of us have done all they could to realise these dreams, and how many of us have actually made them come true? Dreams are very hard to realise and that has made most people very cynical about the phrase, and about the …

Foodie Focus: Honey! Let’s Focus On Preservation, Not Depletion

  Some say childhood memories are forever and shape the people we become as adults, this is the story of Riath Hamed, the founder of Balqees Honey, one of the most celebrated honey brands. I met Riath a couple of years ago, when he had come to a styling and photography workshop I worked on to introduce …

Dubai’s Favourite Shakshooka

  Every city you go to you find the local residents raving about a specific place, food or specialty. In Dubai everyone raves about the Baker & Spice Shakshooka. This saucy, flavour-packed absolutely delicious Shakshooka is the talk of the town. People have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and during Ramadan, Baker & Spice …

Foodie Focus – Slow Food Dubai

  “The pace at which a snail goes through life holds a valuable health lesson. Its unhurried existence and sensitivity to the environment have become the symbol of a crusade against the pervasive fast-food culture. Slow Food, which is represented by a red snail, is a movement that began in Italy 24 years ago. It …

Set A Beautiful Table In Less Than 5 Minutes

  Setting the table is the one place where you show your personal style, where you transform the hard work that took place in the kitchen into a painting of sorts, painted by the colours of your food, plates and gorgeous set up. This is after all where you will display all your tasty masterpieces …