Archive for May, 2012

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Coconut and Jaggery cake

Coconut and Jaggery cake

In my constant search for less processed foods, I recently discovered jaggery. Over here in Dubai, it is fortunately very easy to find, and is cheap – ranging from less than the equivalent of $1 per 500g packet up to about $10, depending on quality. Like sugar, jaggery usually comes […]

May 28, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides

Amman, food, rainbows and salt

Amman, food, rainbows and salt

When I returned from Jordan, inivitably, people asked me if I enjoyed my holiday, and what my highlights were. “Amman,” I would say, “I could live there, I think…” “Oh, you went to Oman too?” They would ask. Why is that, do you think? It’s because the only place anybody […]

May 27, 2012 ×

Recipes

Frittata , or Spanish omelet – dairy free

Frittata , or Spanish omelet – dairy free

I’ve made breakfast on new years day for 40 party-sore camping revellers. It was my first ever 96-egg omelet. I made it in a iron pan twice the size of a baby bath dragged out of the garage and thrown over some hot coals left from the night before. It […]

May 24, 2012 ×

blog love, Recipes

Among Friends – Fooderati Arabia

Among Friends – Fooderati Arabia

Friday is a sacred day in Dubai, and not just for those who pray. Less than half the workforce enjoy a 5-day week – for many, Friday is the only day off. Every other day, its unusual to see a man at leisure, but on Friday, they fill the streets, […]

May 22, 2012 ×

Destination Guides

When running hot water is a luxury I could live without – Wadi Rum

When running hot water is a luxury I could live without – Wadi Rum

I must confess, I’m a little five-star. I think living in Dubai has done it to me – the surreal world where even mall toilets are glossy and four-star hotels have l’Occitaine toiletries to steal from the bathrooms. My husband used to tease me about it, until I dragged him […]

May 14, 2012 ×

Eating up Dubai

Zuma – a Dubai constant

Zuma – a Dubai constant

Zuma’s still got it, or so it would appear. Seven pm on the dot passed us by, and so we arrived at 7:10, for our early sitting, and already the venue was filling. After being spirited up to the lofty bar in a brushed steel lift to watch the after-work […]

May 12, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Wine O'Clock

Drinking up Jordan

Drinking up Jordan

One evening a few weeks ago, I found myself sitting before a Palestinian and a Circassian in a Lebanese restaurant in the Jordanian capital with my Australian husband, who like me, is a resident of the United Arab Emirates, drinking Syrian Arak. It’s a funny thing, this drinking in Muslim […]

May 9, 2012 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Orange jellies

Orange jellies

We’re going on a time warp here – back to a time when I used to dream about these in the weeks of lead-up to my birthday party. My mum was fairly anti white-bread, definitely anti-sugar and not much of a baker, but she used to make these sunshine smiles […]

May 8, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel

A Petra Kitchen

A Petra Kitchen

I’m late. The middle east banking sector has let me down again, and the ATM has both refused to give me money and spat my card back out with the unwelcome message “Your pin number has now been changed”, despite no request for it to do so. It now sits […]

May 1, 2012 ×