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Dubai food – What’s hot right now – March 2017

Dubai food – What’s hot right now – March 2017

This new style of post is designed to be read for a short time only. Dubai changes so constantly, I think it’s important to note that information dates quickly, so if it’s after September 2017, go looking for a new post! Here, I’m going to talk about the places I’ve […]

March 21, 2017 ×

Dubai, News Events and More

Stay Different – Summer Deals from Jumeirah

Stay Different – Summer Deals from Jumeirah

Something for my Dubai readers…. I’m sorry I keep on sending you instagrams of lavender fields in Provence, crystal blue waters of Malta, perfect chalky cool whites from Santorini and Mykonos and then posting about icy cold bottles of golden Cava in Barcelona. I’m sorry, because I know that while […]

August 29, 2013 ×

best restaurants in Dubai, blue flame, Deira, Dubai, Dubai restaurants, hotels, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Blue Flame – hot, pure, fast, and full of treasure.

Blue Flame – hot, pure, fast, and full of treasure.

It’s the kind of flame that comes from a gas cooker – shaped like a lotus, perfectly rigid until a pot is slid across it, then it too opens like a flower, and spreads, stretching always up – trying to find the highest point. It’s contained in a blowtorch – […]

September 19, 2012 ×

Cafes, Cheese, Dubai, food sourcing, Gourmet, Jones the Grocer, shopping

Shopping for groceries at Jones the Grocer

Shopping for groceries at Jones the Grocer

I’m a fairly literal person. As far as I’m concerned, if you are going to call yourself something, it must reflect what you are. Otherwise it causes disappointment for everyone on the receiving end of your name and your offer. A wine called “The Chocolate Block” must be big and […]

September 23, 2011 ×

Dubai, food sourcing, halal, meat, palm jumeirah, restaurants, steakhouse

So very nice to meat you…

So very nice to meat you…

Recently, I returned to my home town of Melbourne, Australia for a visit. While I was there, the Australian news teams discovered some brutality going on in Indonesia. Australians were being slaughtered callously, slowly, unhygienically, unprofessionally. No, I’m not talking about humans, I’m talking about livestock. A couple of reporters […]

July 3, 2011 ×

Dubai, expat life, heat, Summer, weather

Sodding Summer

Sodding Summer

Upon awakening this morning, I could not see out my windows. Lion asked me if it had been raining – the condensation was thick and punctuated with large rivulets that revealed the jungle our garden has become. But if I look out the windows on the second storey, I can […]

June 22, 2011 ×

Dubai, environment, farmer's market, organic

The Source

The Source

When I first came to Dubai for a little look-see with my husband, a weekend break to decide if we could ever live here, we were taken around by a French Relocation Expert. This was in 2007, when Dubai was heaving in every imaginable direction – up, out, down, in. […]

April 13, 2011 ×

alcohol, burgundy, Dubai, liquor license, wine, wine tasting

A drink, a drink, a drink, a drink, a drink…..

A drink, a drink, a drink, a drink, a drink…..

Excerpt from the Qur’an: “Shaitân (Satan) wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allâh (God) and from As-Salât (the prayer). So, will you not then abstain?” I live in a region of alcohol avoiders. It’s […]

March 27, 2011 ×

Cafes, Dubai, Dubai restaurants, eclairs, France, reviews

The un-french cafe and the preposterously good eclair

The un-french cafe and the preposterously good eclair

This is what I picture when I imagine a Paris cafe. I’ve never really liked the term “soft opening” when referring to the commencement of a business. It’s a term restaurants and hotels like to use to describe that they have in fact opened, but have not had a big […]

March 22, 2011 ×