middle-eastern flavours

cucumber, fattoush, middle-eastern flavours, mint, radish, salads, thyme, tomato

Fattoush – the salad for non-salad lovers

Fattoush – the salad for non-salad lovers

I hate salads that taste like a pile of grass. I’m more of a caesar salad person – sure, I like some leaves, but I prefer them crunchy, and then I want a whole heap of non-salad items in there, like bacon, eggs, bread and cheese. Or maybe a complete […]

April 18, 2011 ×

middle-eastern flavours, pastry, snacks, za'atar

Za’atar

Za’atar

Living in the Middle East is a dream for a spice lover. It is of course, smack in the middle of traditional spice trails, and the trading hub for all the fragrant and piquant treasures of this world. Baharat, Sumac, Saffron, Cardamom, Oud, Roses, Za’atar. The list goes on. A […]

April 18, 2011 ×

cardamom, carrot, celery, chicken, cinnamon, honey, honey chicken, middle-eastern flavours, onion, rice, rice dishes, saffron, spiced rice

Slap-Dash Biryani in the rice cooker

Slap-Dash Biryani in the rice cooker

I have always loved Biryani. I suppose it comes from all my childhood memories of cinnamon, and of course where it was used – apple pie, with sugar on pancakes, mixed into Mum’s banana custard – all wonderfully sweet and heart-warming dishes. So now the use of it is always […]

January 28, 2011 ×

cardamom, chicken, chilli, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, curry, middle-eastern flavours, moghul chicken, saffron, yoghurt

Cooking with Sunrise

Cooking with Sunrise

Living in the Middle East does wonderful things to ones spice cabinet. Where we might suffer from a dearth of fresh local meat and vegetables , it is made up for in spades by what can be bought not only at the spice souq, but even out of sacks at […]

January 20, 2011 ×