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Basil Oil and In My Garden

basil-oilOne week rolls into the next and now it’s time to say goodbye to October. My other half and I have been busy spending time in the garden, repotting, fertilizing plants, visiting nurseries and buying flowering annuals. With Bahrain’s arid climate gardening is a challenge, but we do our best and over the years with trial and error, we have carved out a little oasis in the desert we are proud of. Continue reading “Basil Oil and In My Garden”

appetizers · no-bake recipe

Beetroot-Cured Salmon Canapés

beetroot-cured-salmon-canapes-9077I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to try the beetroot-cured salmon recipe from a new cookbook. The contrast of color is visually impressive and love the subtle sweet earthy flavor from the beetroot. The recipe itself is easy but you need to prepare the salmon at least two to three days before consuming. When buying salmon use the freshest of fish, sushi grade if possible and plan to start the curing process the same day. Continue reading “Beetroot-Cured Salmon Canapés”


Cooking with a Swan Air Fryer

swan-airfryer_-cake_roasted-grapesThose that know me well, know how much I love kitchen paraphernalia and get pretty excited when I get something new. Up until recently, an air fryer was not a kitchen appliance that grabbed my attention… after all, it was only for frying. Continue reading “Cooking with a Swan Air Fryer”