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…

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…

IMA ; Mediterranean Canteen in Paris

A delicious brunch and lunch canteen that serves so much more than avocado on toast and coffee. Bienvenue à IMA. IMA; a cosy and warm canteen that sits on Canal Saint Martin in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. I have heard that this is the place to go to for appetizing vegetarian or vegan food….

Boneshaker Doughnuts

“mmmmmmm doughnuts” is what me and Hommer Simpson have in common ! Not only do we love to eat them but would be regulars at this magical sweet roll shop. In fact I sort of am a regular at Boneshaker. So much so we became friends, even brought my eldest son to trickle treat and…

Date balls

These are delicious little round energy boosting treats. They are easily made, easily stored and you just pop them in your pretty mouth to get delicious nutritional high energy kick. Dates are full of fibre and  natural sugar. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc can be found in dates. There are…

Banana & Chia Seed Cake

If you don’t know what to do with your over ripped banana, just sitting in your fruit bowl all sad and neglected, then I have the perfect answer to your little problem.  Use it to make a cake ! It’s PERFECT , the mushy consistency will make the cake just moist enough and ripped intense…

Apple Tart Tatin

I love a nice crispy buttery pastry. Thank goodness I live in the capital of pâtisserie land ! You are never far from a good boulangerie that serves a wide range of beautifully made treats of tasty pastry both savoury and sweet. I like to make it at home however my dough making skills are laughable….

Saffron Carrot Halawa

Halawa is a very traditional Iraqi sweet dessert.  The word Halawa means sweet, so expect a lot of sugar in the dish. I have made a healthy version ! Iraqi halawa is sticky thick paste like, that is served on a big plate and each person has their spoon (or shares) and scoops it from…

Bachir Ice cream

Paris’s fist  EVER Lebanese ice cream parlour has opened ! I was SO excited about hearing this news that I grabbed my husband and headed there on his afternoon off in the middle of a very cold January !  It was one of those crazy happy moments that we had. We just smile at each…

Orange & Cardamon Cake

I think it’s time for some much earned tea and cake don’t you. I mean these past few days or weeks have been just exhausting on all of us. From international headlines, domestic news and around the corner events and not to mention your own dramas , which have just chipped way too many pieces right…