Smoky Eggplant Dip (Mutabbal) and Pita Bread

It’s been a long time that I’ve wanted to share a special gift with you. Last year, I received a very kind and exciting message from the Chef and Author Joudie Kalla, telling me that she was writing a cookbook – Palestine on a Plate – and wanted to add my Kaak with Sesame recipe into her book. What a surprise, and of course … Continue reading

Happy New Year and Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts)

Happy New Year to all my fellow bloggers all around the world. I wish you, your families and your friends a wonderful 2017! After a long break on the blog, I’m back! I’ve been traveling; visiting exhibitions and museums, and mostly enjoying different kinds of delicious foods. I can’t start the year without saying hello … Continue reading

Hazelnut Cake

Time flies so fast, I cannot believe it we are in August plus I missed a couple of Fiesta Friday but I’m back with a light, simple and delicious Hazelnut Cake. It reminds me a meringue and also crunchy with the addition of roasted hazelnut. This cake is from the Aquitaine region (southwestern France), and … Continue reading

Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives

The weekend has arrived so fast, and I’m in my kitchen busy preparing special dishes for my friends and family for Ramadan. Yesterday I prepared this Roasted Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives. It’s a flavorful and tasty combination. The chicken is tender and aromatic with the addition of coriander (one of my favorite herbs). … Continue reading

Sesame and Nigella Seeds Bagels

I’m a bread Lover and since my childhood I’ve loved playing with dough. The stretchy and sticky texture, kneading,  the smell of the fresh yeast, the bubbles and watching the dough rise. If you’ve never tried to make bread before, you should at least try it once in your life! Last week, I missed Fiesta Friday … Continue reading

Orange Blossom Crème Brûlée

There’s nothing better than a fresh, cold dessert when it’s hot and humid outside. Summer has arrived and temperature’s are already very high. Crème brûlée is a classic French dessert made with few ingredients; milk, egg yolks and sugar. I flavored mine with orange blossom water. The dessert is creamy, flavorful and crunchy on the … Continue reading

Turkish Pide

I’m a big fan of Turkish food, and thank’s to a Turkish lady’s account I follow on Instagram (for those of you who use Instagram, the account is @TurkishRecipes), I found this recipe! I saw a picture of the  Turkish Pide’s she posted, and knew I had to do it. They look like a long … Continue reading