Arabic food inspiration

A little food inspiration from this summer…. Mezze Labneh with za’atar Fattouch Main Dishes Hawawshi~ Minced meat cooked in bread Mansaf~ Lamb cooked in jameed over a bed of saffron rice and bread Hope you enjoy it!

La Tamalera

Looking for a fix of Mexican food? Look no further- La Tamalera is as authentic as it gets! Set in Mile End amids a fun kitschy decor, La Tamalera offers a hole in the wall experience, typical of small eateries in Mexico. With a small menu featuring classic Mexican dishes like chilaquiles, tacos de barbacoa,…

Down the aisle

And all of a sudden it’s spring again! …and what a lovely spring it has been- full of celebrations, family, friends and joy! It is very rare that we get the chance to be with family and friends, all together, at the same time and its these moments that we will cherish for a lifetime….

Winter Feast

…and another week has come and gone, can anyone believe Valentine’s is around the corner? This year is passing faster then ever with meetings, preparations and plans blooming around the corner. We’ve been very busy- entangled in work, sitting arrangements, and music lists- and trying to stay warm during these cold winter months. I wanted…

Christmas time: Vanilla Custard with pistachio brittle

Hello, I hope you are all having a wonderful time surrounded by your loved ones! I’ve always cherished this time of the year, it always seemed so magical and special. When I was a little girl I would start the count down to Christmas eve… starting from 100 days!! The preparations always began early, as…

Thanksgiving: Stuffing

Hello everyone, can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?! I am still in awe that it’s November! This year has flown by. Busy schedules, lots of planning, lovely family and friends gatherings…There are so many things to be thankful for this year! I love the holidays because, not only do I get a chance to see…

Messa’aa : Egyptian moussaka

UPDATE – June 28th 2015 Made a few updated to this popular recipe. Updates will be shown in Italics. Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful week. Please excuse my MIA but as some of you might know I was busy moving and settling in the new place. Who knew moving would be…

Sopa de Habas: Fava bean soup

As I mentioned in a previous post {here} Mexico is a soup country, wherever you visit there’s a varied selection of delicious, regional, and seasonal soups or caldos. Last time I went to Mexico, I asked my mom to make sopa de habas for me, unfortunately I got sick and couldn’t eat the soup {read: food poisoning…in Mexico?…

Butternut squash Ravioli

A few weeks ago a very dear friend surprised us with a visit. It’s always great to be able to spend time with your loved ones, especially when those reunions are accompanied with delicious food! And that is exactly what happened! In quebec we are lucky to have great seasonal activities, and nothing says fall…

Sopa seca de fideo al comino

Mexico is a soup country. No matter if its boiling hot or cold, most meals begin with some sort of sopa. Some are hearty and spicy, like sopa de tortilla or caldo tlalpeño, and others are simple but oh so satisfying like sopa de fideo or consomé. Mexican soups or caldos are the basis of…

A tale of KBT: Syrian food & a lovely cake

After being bedridden for the past days, I’ve finally gathered enough energy to start writing again! Last week flew by with the lovely bustle of visiting relatives and a couple of intimate celebrations, all centered around good food and wonderful company. We couldn’t be more grateful for our beautiful family & friends and talented vendors without…

Peach & Apricot shortbread squares

During my stay in Mexico I was able to indulge in one of my favorite activities, cooking with my mom. It brings back so many memories of me growing up… hovering over the kitchen counter, trying to catch a glimpse of what she was doing and help her {I hoped!} in any way. I would take up…