Let’s Talk Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Kareem literally means: Ramadan is Generous. As with any such statement the meaning goes as deep as you are willing to ponder.  Ramadan is approaching, and as you know I have a Ramadan tradition on this blog. My ‘Ramadan Special’ where every Ramadan, I post daily recipes to inspire you cook for your family …

Breadfruit

Breadfruit is a very commonly used fruit in Creole cuisine of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The breadfruit trees are known to be generously yielding and are grown abundantly on the islands of the two oceans. In both Mauritius and Seychelles I have seen these trees grown everywhere and in almost every garden. This is …

The Perfect Kid’s Birthday Party

Bring that Magical Moment to your child’s birthday Kids’ Birthdays are some mothers’ nightmare! What to do, where to have it, which day, what time, what theme, who to invite, invitation cards, thank you notes, party favours, & the Menu, the Cake, the BUDGET… after all that, and most importantly, will my child like it?? …

Crispy Treats for Cake Decorating & Modelling Figurines

Small ideas go a long way! I was decorating my daughter’s cake yesterday, and thought to cut corners – time wise – so instead of making gumpaste, or crispy treats, I went for modelling the figurines using fondant. I had already made fondant for covering the cake, so it seemed like the best option. Modelling with fondant usually works, …

Italian Cheese – Made In The UAE

There is not enough that can be said about the superior quality of fresh produce.  Coming from a family that owns agricultural farms, I grew up surrounded with fresh produce. When you experience tasting an orange straight from the tree, there is no way that you can indulge in one that is prematurely picked, in hopes …

Happy New Year! Welcome 2013!

  2012 has taught me: We must always ‘Look Back’ for future lessons, ‘Look Forward’ for a drive and ‘Live Now’ for happiness. Somewhere in between all of this, our personal growth takes place.  My New Year’s Resolution: Look forward for pleasant surprises, which usually come disguised!  What a year, 2012! I could not have …

Understanding Goose

A Quick Class On Goose (Prepping, Cooking and Pairing)   About Goose Meat Unlike turkey meat, goose meat is dark. The meat is more boldly flavoured than turkey, and is even gamier than duck. Goose is also a bigger bird, which makes it fattier than duck. As such, the meat is juicier than other meats, …

The Perfect Gifts for Enthusiastic Cooks

Serves Cooks & Bakers What to gift? is on everyone’s mind in the festive season. In my previous post, I shared with you gift inspirations for all kinds of foodie friends. I have also included tips on how to make your gifts more special, stay on budget as well as creating a plentiful gift basket. However, …

What to Gift When you have Foodie Friends

Serves All The world is full of foodies! In fact is anyone not?! We know them, we all have them and here is a post dedicated for them. If you are wondering what could be the perfect gift for a foodie friend read on because here are some inspirations that they are going to love …