Tunisian Tajine or North African frittata

Tunisian Tajine

I can just hear you saying ‘What? That doesn’t look like a tajine at all’. Exactly my reaction when I was first introduced to this Tunisian dish.   Well it is a tajine! But I agree that it really looks like a frittata or a spanish tortilla! Tajine originally from North africa refers to the dish which is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked. Everyone knows the Moroccan version which is a stew over low heat for a long time and usually includes sweet and savoury tastes.  This Tunisian version is a lot faster to make and is just as tasty.   Continue reading “Tunisian Tajine or North African frittata”

Carrot Cake

 

One of my all-time favourites! The first time I heard of carrot cake was through a Canadian friend of my mum. I was 17 at the time, newly arrived in Switzerland from Niger where I had spent most of my life. For me, it was just inconceivable to have a cake made of carrots. What an idea! It was bad enough to have them in salads or as a side dish, but how could people want to eat a cake made of carrots? Continue reading “Carrot Cake”

Upside Down Banana Cake

Upside-down Banana Cake

Happy New Year

Wishing you health, happiness and all the best in 2018! No resolutions for me this year, still trying to carry out those I promised myself last year! I know better now not get carried away 😉 Anyway, 2018 is going to be another great year with its load of adventures and challenges but I’m ready.

While everyone is detoxing, not that I don’t need it,  I just felt like baking something easy and heart-warming. This cake is just it! A classic, usually done with pineapple, revisited here with potassium loaded bananas. Continue reading “Upside Down Banana Cake”

Best Smoked Aubergine Dip – Baba Ganoush

Best Smoked Aubergine Dip

Eggplants or Aubergines? Does it really matter when all that counts is that smokey, rich and creamy flesh turned into a beautiful, mouth-watering dip? This is definitely a favourite in our home.  For me, it’s just as delicious and it ranks high up there with its ubiquitous partner hummus; although I must say there is never any baba ganoush left at the end of the meal.  Ah, levantine, what would I do without you? Continue reading “Best Smoked Aubergine Dip – Baba Ganoush”