Well, today was one of those days…After a twelve-hour storm came a flurry of hale, then some light snow and finally a continuous drizzle of rain. Don’t mean to bore you with a weather report, suffice it to say that I was thinking SOUP.
Luckily, I had a bunch of hefty butternuts harvested a couple of months ago and thought one of the new Maggi soup might just be a perfect match with the rather bland squash. It’s called oatmeal tomato soup, (not sure if it is available in the US market).
Now this was fantastic. Initially, I cooked the onions and squash in water and the soup tasted, well, like hospital food. Then, after 15 minutes I added the soup mix and tasted it 5 minutes later. What a difference!! It was like it came to life. It added a layer of beef flavor coupled with tomato (with dried tomato bits) and had a combo of spices that was just the ticket. Relief. Gobble, gobble..
I let go of blogging for a while but I am back with more recipes and news. I was in the UAE twice in the last month, first as a guest of the Sharjah International Book Fair (this deserves a separate post) then as a guest of Maggi. Christmas is calling for immediate attention, so I will start with Maggi . Maggi is...
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Today, the demo will start at 19:00PM and run for 45 minutes. I will be showing how to make beet “hummus” and pumpkin kibbeh balls. See you at the http://www.sharjahbookfair.com/default!
I am going to be holding three cooking demos at the Sharjah International Book Fair on November 2, 3 and 5th. Excited to be flying into Dubai again this year and checking the scene.. If you happen to be there, drop by and say hi!
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter 2016. Hope we can all experience a more peaceful and joyful rest of the year and hope those who are suffering experience some relief. NOTE: I am currently taking some time off from blogging in order to focus on some pressing matters. I promise I will get back diligently to my favorite...
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I came back to Beirut loaded with a half-dozen squashes from the garden and started offering them away. I was surprised to be met by polite refusals. One man asked me “well, how do you prepare this?” Another looked at it looking puzzled and said “No, thank you, we have plenty of food at home”. I was thinking, this is...
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