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 …

Pizza for Dessert Anyone?

The Sweet Pizza Having extensively covered all types of Savoury Pizzas, and since -hopefully- you will try and make your own pizza dough, to replace the mediocre quality of store bought pizza doughs, I thought I will give you these scrumptious yet quick and super easy dessert pizzas to add to your recipe repertoire. It is …

New York Inspired Grilled Pizzas

Understanding Grilled Pizza I was in New York last week, and I must say: I ate some of the best grilled pizzas ever! I have always preferred the grilled pizza over the regular oven baked one. I feel that the smoky charred flavour, goes perfectly with pizza, especially if going for a spicy, tomato-based one! With …

Understanding Pizza

Kids, Adults, Elderly, East or West, everybody loves Pizza! Whether you are at home or eating out, be it a party, or a movie night, a sleepover or a weekend late night treat, for lunch, brunch or dinner, Pizza is always a perfect option. How did we end up having pizza? (watch the video above …

Understanding BBQ (Part 2): The Basics & Techniques

The best thing about BBQ is that it is easy entertaining And since it is mostly prepared ahead of time, it allows the host/ess to socialise and entertain the guests during the gathering rather than be stuck in the kitchen with the food prep. BBQs, being outdoors, have a very energetic and active vibe to them, …

Understanding BBQ (Part 1): The BBQ Gadgets

  What is ever better than a BBQ gathering? It is casual, fun for everyone, with good, flavour-packed healthy food, salads, sides, and many refreshing drinks and coolers… children running around, chit chats… and best of all cooking and eating in the beautiful outdoors. Heaven! With that said, some find BBQs to be a bit of …

Understanding Casseroles

Casserole is a cooking dish made out of metal or other types of oven-proof material. A casserole is usually fitted with a lid, but there are some no-cover casseroles too. These dishes are designed to endure long slow cooking in the oven, and many are pretty enough to be used as serving dishes. Casseroles are …