Archive for June, 2012

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Dairy-free Carbonara

Dairy-free Carbonara

Did you know that traditional carbonara recipes often don’t contain cream? It’s amazing, isn’t it, that you can get a creamy sauce without actually using cream. Think about mayonnaise. It also doesn’t contain any dairy (if you make it yourself – who knows what they put in the jar). Egg […]

June 26, 2012 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

The holiday bubble – Les Maldives

The holiday bubble – Les Maldives

I know, I’ve been gone for a while. I’ve been trapped in that holiday bubble, and known that as soon as I start writing about it, the visions will fall out of my mind and onto the page. In a supernatural way, I won’t exist in the Maldives anymore. My […]

June 25, 2012 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Let them eat cake – gluten free eggy bread

Let them eat cake – gluten free eggy bread

The greatest things missed by kids when attempting a gluten free and casein free diet are bread and cheese. I’ll get to cheese in another post, but today I’m tackling the daily staple.  There are ways of making gluten free bread. I have tried tackling it myself, and I have […]

June 24, 2012 ×

Wine O'Clock

Henri Fabre Pure Dédicace Bandol Rosé 2010

Henri Fabre Pure Dédicace Bandol Rosé 2010

This is probably breaking the rosé budget for many. At about 100AED plus tax in Dubai, it’s not going to qualify as a quaffer. However, it’s also a very good example of what you get when a winemaker takes rosé seriously. It’s richer, fruitier, creamier than any rose I’ve had […]

June 21, 2012 ×

Eating up Dubai

Not for vegetarians – Asado

Not for vegetarians – Asado

‘Did you like your dinner last night Mama? ‘ ‘Best in a while, darling. ‘ ‘What did you eat? ‘ ‘Kids… ‘ Very funny, no? But true. Last night I ate kid. Not a whole one – just a couple of ribs. The meat was a little sparse, but it […]

June 10, 2012 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

How do you make a cream of pumpkin soup without cream?Easy – tofu. Not all dairy can be replaced with soy, but if you are living a dairy-free lifestyle like my family is, you will find there are some things that go together. Espresso coffee and soy milk? Not so […]

June 8, 2012 ×

Eating up Dubai, Wine O'Clock

A little whine…

A little whine…

Where the wine world makes sense….Wine is an integral part of a good restaurant’s offering. The drinks list is a great source of profit, and so, it is allowed to flourish to the whims of the sommelier as the menu is to the chef. The house wine – the cheapest […]

June 7, 2012 ×

Eating up Dubai

It’s all a matter of taste – The Ivy

It’s all a matter of taste – The Ivy

Have you ever found yourself in a famous restaurant, packed to the gunnels with shiny happy people, smiling and chatting, clinking glasses, twirling hair, eating unexciting food with inappropriate relish, and tapping toes to live elevator music? They’re in one corner – enjoying life, and you’re in the other, feeling […]

June 3, 2012 ×