On the menu today: Baghrir - crepes with a thousand wholes - Moroccan delight What are you having?
I feel it's mauvais ton to post a recipe that I am not making from scratch. It's like cheating, you know? It's not in my background not is it in Love's culture to use pre-made ingredients in cooking, especially when it's a dessert. This time, however, the dish was such a success with both of… Continue reading Peach Cobbler or so it seems
I met Love 7 years ago today. And we have been together ever since. More together than many never are in their lifetimes. From this - one of the very first pictures he took of me - a tiny train station somewhere in the Crimea, Spring 2008: And this - hosting our first… Continue reading 7 Years and Counting
Not pancakes, not even crepes, though sometimes referred as such, MSEMMEN are a favorite Moroccan treat. These fried envelopes of puff dough are to die for! Traditionally served all deep-dipped in honey-butter sauce with Moroccan mint tea, they are the best for afternoon tea (or my all time favorite late night late night ceremony). They are… Continue reading Pancake Week – You Have Not Tasted This One Before
In response to the "Write Now... Yes, Right Now!" challenge from PhoTrabloggeer and inspired by Amy from The World is a Book. One of my most valued possessions is a very old recipe book. It's an old notebook, a calendar diary of 1966, to be exact, with yellow pages and torn cover. It's filled with… Continue reading Pancake Week – Hand-Written Recipe
Guess what? It's the Pancake Week again!!! Check out my last year's posts on Pancake Week to get you started while I go and cook some goodies to show-off 🙂 1. Pancake Week! 2 & 3. Pancakes Around the World: part 1 and part 2 4. Ukrainian Pancakes Enjoy and see you soon!
I cannot believe that I did not share my Eid delight!For reference: Eid is the celebration when the holy month of Ramadan ends.As you know, I am attached to traditions. Some, like the Pancake Week and Easter have been observed in my family for generations. Others are as old historically, but fresh for me as I… Continue reading Belated Marvel
Last night I had my revenge over the previously reported disaster.White chocolate, dark chocolate or coconut?Knock yourself out with these delicious cupcakes and have a great Friday!
Need I say more? This is for all those who consider me a good cook - cool down, people! For those aspiring bakers out there - don't despair and don't give up on your efforts! Shit happens. You can't avoid it, word. Do you think I have any idea why this lemon cake did not come… Continue reading Baking Disaster
Ramadan is almost over and I could not help cooking the most traditional Moroccan cookie - Shebakia. It's a sesame cookie, coated in honey, crunchy, chewy and very exotic! In two words - it's quite one of a kind. Here I must warn you in case you are rushing Google for the recipe (which by… Continue reading Shebakia, ultimate Moroccan sesame cookie