quick and easy, Recipes, seafood, snacks

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Scallops with chipotle cauliflower cream

This is one of my cheat dishes. You know those ones that look really amazing but take 5 minutes to make and absolutely no technique? It’s inspired by a pintxo I tried in San Sebastian over the summer (Scallop with roasted nori and almond cream from Casa Urola), but it’s […]

September 19, 2016 ×

middle-eastern flavours, pastry, snacks, 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 ×

baking powder levels in flour, banana, cakes and pastries, raspberries, school lunches, snacks

Bananaberry muffins

Bananaberry muffins

I’m not much of a baker. As you might be able to tell from the blog description, I abhor measuring and weighing and being pedantic – it’s just not me. Added to that, in Dubai, bread is cheap. I can buy 10 perfect little iced cupcakes from Spinneys for 10 […]

January 19, 2011 ×