Spicy Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad

I’m so happy to be back! The holidays were great but seem far away now. Straight back into the routine and teaching 18 hours this year has sure changed my days! But now that I’m settled, I have time to try new recipes and get back to my blog! I’ve kept my eyes open this summer when visiting markets and walking around Europe, taking in inspiration from everywhere I could.  My suitcases were actually full of ingredients and spices rather than clothes and other souvenirs! Continue reading “Spicy Chickpea Salad”

Of Bread and Migration

I’ve been missing these past weeks. The school year has come to an end and with it all the exams and preparations for next year.  In less than 4 days, I’ll be back in Europe for the Summer. We expats, are like birds; come summer and we all migrate back to the place we call home, visit family and friends, recharge our batteries, breathe the fresh summer air and indulge in delicacies and the simple things of life. The girls are already planning all the meals they will sink their teeth in and all the places they would like to visit and revisit. As for me, I have a very long list of things to do!

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Best shortbread biscuits

Now, who doesn’t like a recipe that is not only quick and easy to make but turns out to be the best tasting recipe out there?  If you are a shortbread person then you must try these Arabic shortbread biscuits, also known as Ghraybe! The recipe is straight from  Suzanne Husseini’s cookbook  Modern Flavours of Arabia. Continue reading “Best shortbread biscuits”

Mousse de Maracujà or Passion fruit Mousse

I can’t believe we are already in June!  Three weeks left before school ends and everybody flies home..well not exactly everybody.  Most hubbies will have to return earlier to hold the fort while others rejoice somewhere in this beautiful world!

Well, before I leave for summer I wanted to organise a party, more precisely a tapas evening.  I have loads of Spanish cheese and chorizo and with the temperatures being really enjoyable at night, I thought it would be a great idea to organise a last get together around some finger nibbles and wine.  In my quest for tapas desserts (I cannot imagine having different tapas and then ONE dessert) I thought of making one of Angola’s traditional desserts which is Mousse de Maracujà (Passion fruit Mousse). It’s very easy and quick to make and only requires THREE ingredients!  Continue reading “Mousse de Maracujà or Passion fruit Mousse”