Monthly Archives: May 2011

A wonderful weekend in Skåne, Sweden

I’m back in London after a long weekend at home with my parents and friends. Despite the weather (windy! and freezing) we had a lovely time. On Saturday we prepared for the wedding the same evening, enjoyed the ceremony, dinner … Continue reading

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And a little dessert…

The vegan dessert I had planned was almond biscuits with rose water buttercream wedged in between. But that didn’t happen. Apparently it is very difficult to make a vegan buttercream that involves rose water. Ifailed. Three times. So I had … Continue reading

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A weekend at home

Christopher and I are going to Sweden tonight, to the southern part, for a long weekend. Monday is a bank holiday here, so we get an extra day without taking a day off. 🙂 The reason we’re going home is … Continue reading

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Mezze: amazing lamb scewers and Damascene lentil salad

Another recipe courtesy of the carismathic Syrian chef is this phenomenal lentil salad with pasta. Unfortunately my stomach does not allow me to eat lentils, but I still wanted to make this for my friends. Pasta is actually quite common … Continue reading

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Mezze: Fatoush and Maroccan carrot salad

At least one salad is compulsory when having mezze, and the most common one is probably tabbouleh, but I chose to make fatoush instead, the same way we made it in Syria when cooking with the chef. I completely forgot … Continue reading

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Mezze: Baked aubergine with pomegranate and stuffed courgettes

As always when I go on holiday, i filled my bags with groceries when I was on my way home from Syria. Soon thereafter I bought the fabulous cookbook Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi and he uses alot of the things … Continue reading

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Mezze: Hummus, chilli dip and flatbread

I have grouped the recipes from Friday’s dinner, so this is the first lot. When eating mezze it is a must to have a few dips for the bread. The most common one is of course hummus, and here is … Continue reading

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Since March, when we went to Syria, have I been dying to try some Middle Eastern recipe and to invite some friends over. But sometimes it can be really difficult to get six people to be in the same place … Continue reading

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I made my own granola the other day. When you have a sensitive stomach like me, it is great to create your own breakfast cereal, because there are only a few storebought ones you can have. I can’t have seeds … Continue reading

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Sponge loaf with egg whites

On Monday I had the intentions of baking something to take to work the next day. But after cooking, eating and clearing up, I was too tired to. So instead I curled up in bed and watched the new The … Continue reading

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