Homemade Vegan Food Colouring

A beautiful but non-edible rainbow; Who doesn’t love looking at all kinds of colour? We fall in love with the look of highly colourful foods, especially those baked foods. I mean who doesn’t love looking at those decorated cakes and cookies and marvelling at the talent employed for creating them? Many of us know today …

Top Tips: 5 ways I gained more hours a day!

It seems we are always complaining about having no time. From no time to prepare our own food at home to basically no time to do anything else for that matter. I run a very busy schedule and totally understand that. However, small changes to my day and the way I organise my time have done …

“Clean Eating”

This recipe is Gluten-free | Dairy-Free| Sugar-free | Egg-Free. Basically free of all allergens that could harm celiac patients or those who are intolerant to any of those ingredients. You will have come across recipes on my website that state the couple of lines above and similar statements. You may even find some of my …

Understanding The Mud Cake

  Mud Cake Sold and served at almost every cafe, diner, restaurant and baker’s shop across the United States of America. Not only is it one of the most widely served cake over there but perhaps one of the most popular cakes used in creating confections such as the cake pops, cake bites as well as …

Useful Baking Lingo & Techniques

Here are some useful baking Lingo & Techniques explained to make your life easier when reading baking recipes. Baking LINGO   Ribbon stage batter : Ribbon is when you lift the beaters and a stream of the batter falls down in a steady motion forming ribbon-like lines on top of the batter in the bowl. …

Understanding Cane Sugar

  Cane Sugar – Different types, different uses Despite refined white cane sugar crystals being mainstreamed and the most available and sold sugar everywhere, there are many types of cane sugar out there for you to use in baking and flavouring your food and drinks. Each type of cane sugar has its own unique characteristics, …

Understanding Sumac

  Definition & Locale Summaq (aka sumac), the Arabic word based on the Assyrian, Neo-Aramaic word Summaqa, which means “red shift” or “turning red”. The plant The plant grows from 1-10 meters high, most common at 3 meters. It has hairy leaves and branches where clusters of maroon/burgundy coloured berry clusters hang. It belongs to …

مالح حلو

قصص من ذاكرة التراث  كآنت هي فتآة ملفتة للإنتبآه وكآنَ هو شآباً عآدياً. في نهآية الحفلة تقدم ودعاها إلى فنجآن قهوة تفاجأت بالطلب لكنهآ قبلت الدعوة خجلاً. كآن مضطرباً جداً ولم يستطع الحديث. هي شعرت بعدم الارتياح وكانت على وشك الاستئذان. وفجأة أشآرَ للجرسون  قآئلاً : ” رجآءً أريدُ بعض الملح لقهوتي “. الكل نظرَ إليه باستغراب  “سألَته بفضول : “لمآذآ فعلت ذلك,هل هي عآدة  ردّ عليهآ قآئلاً : …

Olive Oil, The Story of Terroir

  Allow me to tell you a little bit about, what to me is, one of the most Divine of liquids, Olive Oil. Olive oil, like wine, is all about the terroir. The olive tree is one that is rooted in the land to which it belongs. This is beyond just the physical root that …

How to Roll Vine Leaves

Filling and rolling the vine leaves is a basic technique, extensively used in Arabic and Middle Eastern cooking. The stuffed and rolled vine leaves are truly delightful, a very unique and delicious flavour and therefore it is really worth learning. Remember as ever no one was born as a professional roller! We all had to …