breakfast, cakes and pastries, honey, saffron

Saffron and Honey Breakfast Cake

Saffron and Honey Breakfast Cake

Friday morning is the start of the weekend in this part of the world. It is the holy day, and so we rest on Fridays and Saturdays. I am still getting used to the whole ‘work’ routine on Sundays, but something I have settled into quite nicely is pancake morning […]

April 25, 2011 ×

baker and spice, breakfast, farmer's market, restaurants, shopping, Souk al Bahar

The good, the bad and the eggly

The good, the bad and the eggly

It’s Friday morning. I’ve been in Dubai long enough now that I don’t accidentally call it Saturday any more. To my right is the aroma of fresh cut herbs and earthy vine ripened tomatoes. To my right, the alluring nutty aroma of artisinal bread. I can’t stop myself from running […]

March 16, 2011 ×

bastakiya, breakfast, Dubai, embracing culture, Traditional Dubai

Kitchen Culture

Kitchen Culture

In a couple of months, I will be sharing my three year anniversary with Dubai. I am so happy I am still here, what a wonderful place to live. And now, I will be accepted as a real expat – for those that have been here for a little longer […]

February 9, 2011 ×

breakfast, cakes and pastries

Renewed Croissants

As my first lazy post, I would like to talk about my favourite pastry treats from the Boulangerie. We have escaped the Dubai heat during summer for the last few years by going to a cottage in the French provincial countryside so we can eat the real thing (I know, […]

January 17, 2011 ×