Noomi Basra Juice

This is a very popular Iraqi Ramadan cold drink. Most Iraqi households would prepare this cold drink for the month of Ramadan because it quenches the thirst. After a long day of fasting you do need more than water to replenish your withering body ! Noomi Basra is excellent for digestive system, reducing headaches and…

Kubbat Halab – Easy Rice Kubba

I have finally made KUBBBAAAAAA  !!! You don’t know how happy I am, truly ecstatic. I have been putting off making these delicious Iraqi rice patties for years. Instead I opted out to eating them in restaurants and bulk buying from my favourite Mediterranean grocers in London  (Alwan Supermarket – Kingsbury High Road NW9). So…

Ramadan Explained !

Blessed Ramadan to you all.  Yep it’s that time of year where Muslims are truly tested on many levels …. And I am not only talking about the hunger games! In this blog post I want to try and clarify and explaining what is Ramadan. Starting from the basics and then I tell you how…

Omelette

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day right? Right. Want to start it will lots of good stuff that will tickle your tongue taste buds as well as your belly and keep you going till lunch time? Why not an omelette ?  This is a very simple sausage, spinach and tomato omelette that…

Mince meat Burrito recipe

Burrito is a Mexican tortilla wrap. The main ingredients are the wheat tortilla, meat, beans and salad.  It could be a bit tricky to make but as long as you understand these simple steps you will be fine. The steps are these; getting your stuffing ready, assembling and wrapping ! You have your Tortilla bread,…

Blushing Amsterdam – Café Review

Over the Easter weekend we headed to the city of Amsterdam and had a jam packed two days of adventure. Before heading there we bought ‘I amsterdam ‘ city cards, you can find more  be clicking  www.iamsterdam.com , its a great way to visit Amsterdam, you get to see so many museums, use the tram…

Rosemary & Lemon roast chicken recipe

I got to admit that this is the easiest roast chicken recipe there is on the plant. FACT.  You just need FIVE simple ingredients  to make a mouthwatering crispy zesty meal that the whole family will enjoy.  Roast chicken is a stable and a favourite in my household and am sure in every household. I…

Easy Chicken Pie Recipe

I discovered a very easy way of making chicken pie and I thought I would share it with you all. Since we are all busy and need some nourishing food that doesn’t require a lot of cooking time. I may be cutting cooking time but am not cutting on taste. I was on one of…

Super Quick & Easy Carrot Soup

Spring is officially cancelled in Paris ! As I sit and type this blog it is -1C at 10 am in the morning and its midd March 2018 !  What is going on ? After my previous blog of happy sunshine and summer fruits being spotted in the market I feel I have been cheated…

Zesty Non-bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Spring is around the corner and the sun is teasing us with its sunshine. I am feeling a skip and a whoo hoo shout coming along. It seems that Paris has had a long winter and to be honest I am rather fed up of wearing my heavy winter coat that my mum calls a…

3 Best cafés around the Eiffel Tower

Drum roll please…. It’s finally here! Ladies and gentlemen I give you the awaited café guide of Paris. The 3 best coffee shops around the Eiffel Tower. A KDP and Cups and Dishes joint venture bringing you the BEST cafés in the most attractive Parisian location. You all know and have read about how I have…

Marvellous Monday

Cries of joy and relief are being heard across Paris this morning. Reports are coming in of large number of parents smiling and an air of festivity is being felt. Older generations and tourist are bemused by this sudden reaction, some suggested that the quick change in temperature from a -4C snowy days to a…