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 …

Jordanian Mansaf – More than just Food, It Is A Social Tradition!

Jordan has so much to offer! There is historical sites, such as Petra, the many Roman Amphitheatres, Jericho, Al Maghtas (baptism Site, Bethany – Jordan River) and everything in between. There is Nature at its most beautiful, such as the deserts of the south, which house the magical mountains of Wadi Rum very closely located …

Mexican Fiesta!

Yay!! It’s time to PARTY 🙂 On the Menu  Guacamole Tomato Salsa Pico de Gallo Nachos Shredded Beef Tacos Vegan Black Bean Chilli Cheese Quesadillas Margarita (frozen & on the rocks) Summer Reunions are the best! Love getting back in touch with family and old friends. Take it from me, nothing like a Mexican Fiesta for …

Understanding Cookware Materials

This article covers cookware materials, their properties and maintenance requirements, because understanding the materials and their properties is crucial for achieving the desired results in cooking.   During my courses and through your correspondences, I am repeatedly asked about cookware. What makes them different? Which are the best choices? And how to season and maintain them? …

Casa Mia & Poggio ai Santi Olive Oil

As many of you have requested that I post reviews of restaurants I have been to, I thought: I do not like to review, however I do like to share with you an outstanding experience. Actually, I can hardly hold back when I do find an outstanding experience! I mean I am not a review blogger …