Food Styling & Photography Workshop Dubai

What a hectic year 2014 has been! My Gosh! I cannot believe we just finished this year’s Food Styling & Photography Workshop! Feels like it was only yesterday we were having the 2013 one! But hey, let me tell you, we had a fantastic time! In my 3rd year organising and working with this workshop, …

A dessert that doubles for art

watch this video and learn how to make an impressive, interactive dessert that can also double for art! Easy to replicate at home, really going to impress your guests!   #TrySomethingNew Interesting eating experiences will be carved in memory. So why choose to be forgotten? Experiment and serve unique eating experiences and you shall never …

Concluding Ramadan Special 2014 With A Spotlight On Sustainability

So here we go, another Ramadan Special behind us and a whole lot of topics, people, brands, causes and things to consider. While each guest comes from a different background, and each demonstrated and explored their area of interest, there was one consistent message that I have focused on this Ramadan Special and wanted to …

How to Prepare Artichokes for Stuffing

Are you like me? I love artichokes whichever way they are prepared. But they have to be fresh artichokes, because they are no way near the watered down, brined, canned ones. It is unfortunate that we don’t always get fresh artichokes here, because I love this vegetable, love preparing it and then really enjoy eating …

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 …

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 …