Give me some energy!

Ok, so I have a confession. I’m not really a recipe girl! There I said it. I hardly ever cook with a recipe. I love being creative in the kitchen – pictures and recipes are my inspiration rather than the hard and fast rule. So, documenting my kitchen adventures, while rewarding and fun, is also hard work and time consuming. Worth it I hope?

Now having said that, there are some recipes I come back to time and time again so that I HAVE actually written those ones down.  We were invited to a special little girl’s 3rd birthday party a few weeks back and at the last minute I volunteered I could bring some food. Maybe not as helpful as I could have been! With everything planned to perfection for a magnificant party, I took on the task of making the date balls. Healthy kid food – yep right up my alley 🙂 Both recipes got the thumbs up and now after three requests to send the recipes … Here they are!

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Happy National Ice-Cream Day!


Only in the US would we be celebrating something called National Ice-Cream day and blueberry ice-cream was the order of today! We look forward to handfuls of fresh blueberries every year served with a good dose of antioxidants, together with spoonful of fresh air and a spot of the phonomonim witnessed today which was water falling from the sky (rain) that we don’t see year to year. My little chefling spotted a picture of ‘purple ice cream’ on pinterest the other day which she has been badgering me to make, so today we got to it.  Doesn’t eating ice-cream just make you feel like a kid again?!? Continue reading

Windowsil Gardening … with Sprouts

It’s just hit 40oC in Dubai so the veggie garden is officially cripsy! There are a few herbs hanging in there and the pineapples are coming along nicely, oh and the sweet potato patch is being nurtured daily for our first crop soon. So with the temperature rising, it was time to move the growing inside. Sprout time! Fabulous with summer salads, and the light meals we have Continue reading