Monthly Archives: March 2011

Syria: More food

Most of our time in Syria we stayed at cheaper backpacker hotels, although nice and clean ones. Most of these hotels served the breakfast on a metal tray (charming, I imagine that is what you get in prison) with freshly baked … Continue reading

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Syria: Krak des Chevalier

Christopher was excited about Krak des Chevalier already when we were home in London. It is a grand crusader castle from the Middle Ages, and just the type of thing boys love. 🙂 I had an upset stomach at this part of … Continue reading

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Glutenfree chocolate cake with dulche de leche and chocolate frosting

On Saturday we were invited to Christopher’s school friend Ben for dinner to casually celebrate his birthday. Ben has coeliac disease and since I can sympathise with that (tried the diet for for three months because my doctor suspected I would become coeliac too, which I … Continue reading

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Chicken quiche with pesto and cream cheese

It has been a lot of focus on Syria lately, so I thought it would be good to post a recipe before I show you the last posts about the holiday, to break it up a little. Now that my … Continue reading

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Syria: Restaurant Kaser Al-Wali in Aleppo

It was the hotel manager at Beit Zafran in Damascus that told us about this restaurant; Kaser Al-Wali. He has recently been there himself. And I am so glad we asked him for recommendations, as this place was exactly what … Continue reading

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Syria: Restaurant Beit Sissi in Aleppo

Both Lonely Planet and people we met in Aleppo said that Beit Sissi (Sissi House) was the best restaurant in town, so our first evening in the city we went there. At this point we had realised that mezze was … Continue reading

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Syria: Aleppo

After a few days in Damascus, we travelled up north to Syria’s second city – Aleppo. We both loved the city, that oozes more history than Damascus. It was easy to find our way around, apart from maybe the oldest … Continue reading

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A cute handbag cookie

The day before yesterday I got to taste this beauty! Angela at work received a tin full of Biscuiteer handbags and gave one to me. You can see on the wedsite how fabulous these cookies are piped, but I was excited to … Continue reading

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Syria: Damascus Fork

The second day in Damascus we had signed up for a culinary tour. I had found the company, Damascus Fork, on the internet when I was researching restaurant, and what they offered was exactly what I (and Christopher) would enjoy … Continue reading

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Prawn cocktail on salad leaves

Among the little bits we ate on Friday was these cuties; prawn cocktail on salad leaves with crushed rosé peppercorns on top. The recipe is courtesy of Nigella, but I can’t remember which cookbook/series it is from. It is a … Continue reading

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