Archive for May, 2011

Recipes

Roast Chicken with Za’atar and Lemon

Roast Chicken with Za’atar and Lemon

Roast Chicken. It used to be one of the best known comfort foods. Delicious, easy to cook, dripping with juicy salty goodness. Then the supermarket rotisserie came along and spoiled it all for everybody. They sold cooked chooks for less than a fresh one, and so all the sensible people […]

May 4, 2011 ×

Activities, reviews

Bastakiya, the village of Lost Souls

Bastakiya, the village of Lost Souls

My husband calls this area the soul of Dubai. Perhaps it is, but I think not. It’s quiet. Too quiet. Just a falafel-throw away are the heaving and heavily fumed streets of Bur Dubai, an area of trade. Banks, bazaars, law courts and embassies are interspersed with crumbling apartment blocks […]

May 3, 2011 ×

Recipes

Roasted Honey Pumpkin

Roasted Honey Pumpkin

It’s amazing how many of my my greater achivements in the kitchen have come from a desire to get good food into the mouths of my children. Mother is the necessity of invention, they say, and it is so true.  I love pumpkin. Soups, curries, roasted, scones, pie – all […]

May 2, 2011 ×