Not an Instagram-able Ramadan for me this year ..

The first week of Ramadan was tough, tough, tough…  I must admit and put my hands up I didn’t prepare for it one little bit so when it came, bammm it smacked me on the face ! Suddenly sleep deprivation, long fast, dehydration, irritability and confusion attacked me at once. I also got very depressed. Because…

Café Kitsuné

On a sunny Tuesday I found spring has bloomed in Paris.. Yeahh … exciting … Paris is best in spring time, suddenly colour are bursting from every angle, the rive Seine twinkles in the sun, chairs are filled outside bistros and cafés with chatter and clinks of glasses, bright green tree leafs flutter, sunglasses on…

Green bean curry ~ Marag Lubyah

This is one of my favourite Iraqi tomato curry / stew and am glad my kids like it too. It is delicious and brings me warm memories of family gatherings and spoons hitting plates and clinking between moments of silence that breaks the chatter across the table.  This is a lovely comfort giving dish with…

A recipe for goodness

Hello beautiful readers, how have you been? It’s been a while hasn’t it ? I missed you. I thought of you all actually and wrote so many long blogs, some just random thoughts and others were on my food recipes for you to try. But all of it was in my head and never was…

Shortbread Biscuite

Continuing with the love theme this month. I thought of another way to show your appreciation and love, baking ! Making something with your loving hands to feed your love ones is a wonderful act of love. I decided to do shortbread biscuits in shapes of heart with my son. This is so he can…

Chai Ward

It’s February at last …2019 is moving … January did feel like a long pause didn’t it, but maybe we needed that … Anyway the month of love is here!! Yes February 14th is Saint Valentines Day, a day where you show your love and appreciation to your sweet heart. Box of chocolate and roses is…

Arctic Adventure to start 2019

Happy 2019 to my beautiful readers and everyone. It’s not too late to wish you all a happy new year, is it? We are still in January, just ! And don’t you find that the month of January somehow magically turns from a 31 day month into 78 day one! Strange that.   Hope you…

Lemon & Rosemary Roast Chicken Vs Zaater & Sumac Roast Chicken !

A christmas alternative to turkey is chicken. If you remember my previously Christmas recipe post was a recipe for Zaater & Sumac Chicken and it went down a storm with my in-laws. So I thought I would remind you all that you can cook this simple roast with Middle Eastern flavour for your Christmas lunch/dinner.  I…

Kozy Café

With three branches across Paris it will be hard to miss Kozy. I didn’t visit Kozy Lafayette nor the one in Ponthieu but the one in Bosquet.  I was so happy to find out that it is close to my neighbourhood and serves a great breakfast, plus it has a cool chilled vibe. Kozy is…

Garlic Butter Fish

White fish is a great choice for family meals. It contains high levels of protein and is low in fat not to mention the nutritional oils that have essential vitamins and lots of omega 3 fatty acids. There are two categories of white fish round and flat. Round fish include Haddock, Mullet, Cod etc and…