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 …

My Favourite Food: Salads

If Salads refer to dishes that are: cold or warm; raw or cooked; vegetables, fruits or both combined; usually dressed and seasoned; can be served as an appetiser, side dish, or main course… then, I don’t know about you but I am buying!! Can you imagine the endless possibilities? The options? The flavour combinations?… This …

Seasoning – transform your food and own it

Although “seasoning” had become widely known as adding salt and pepper to food, there are many other ways to season your food. Seasoning is the medium which transforms food from bland to rich. It is the very thing that makes a dish distinguished. The reason why the same recipe comes out different in every kitchen. And …

Understanding Pasta – All there is to know

  PASTA is essentially made out of flour, water, oil, eggs (could be without), seasoning and herbs. It could be any combination of those ingredients, which are then mixed together to form a dough. The dough is then rested, after which it is rolled thin and cut into different shapes (rectangles for lasagne, long narrow …

Understanding Sauces – A Background

“Sauces comprise the honour and glory of French Cookery. They have contributed to its superiority… Sauces are the orchestration and accompaniment of a fine meal, and enable a good chef or cook to demonstrate their talent.”                                             …

The Absolute Basics – Broths

All Good Food Starts Here This is the base to soups, stews and most dishes. Many recipes call for broth, because broth makes most of the flavour. Starting with a good broth is the secret to successful cooking that is packed with good flavour. Broths are the base of flavour layering and creating deep flavours in your cooking. …

Welcome to My Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart and soul of every home. Mine is definitely that for my family. But my kitchen serves more than just the core of my home. It is a bit more of: the centre of me! It is my hobby centre, my reflection time and my connection place, my therapist and my …