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

Macarons of Nancy

Everyone knows macarons, the little round cookies.They come in pastel colors filled with a ganache or jam in the middle and on sale everywhere. There is another version of macarons, more rustic, golden brown color. This version is made with almond powder, egg white and icing sugar. These macarons are from Nancy, the capital of … 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

Pine Nut Tarte

 I’m not sure about you, but it’s getting very hot where I live. The summer has nearly arrived here in Dubai, which almost means no more gardening, picnics, or any outdoor activities. This is why we are really enjoying our last few days outside, spending time in our garden with the smell of Frangipani tree, Jasmine flowers and a flavorful … Continue reading

Orange Cake

Yet another cake! Again and again, but who doesn’t love a generous slice (or two) of cake for breakfast, especially during the weekend with a good hot coffee. I like this cake, it’s simple, tasty, fragrant and zesty! This cake is inspired by two famous French Patissiers; Christophe Felder & Camille Lesecq. The original recipe is … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tart

For those who don’t know me, I love Tarts. There is an infinity of combinations to stuff your tarts, and so many different kind of crust options. Puff pastry for sweet or salty tart,  pâte sablée for sweet tarts and pâte brisée also for sweet and salty tarts. Classic or rustic, served hot or cold. They are perfect … Continue reading