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Dukkah | A Blend of Nuts and Spices

dukkah-spice-blendDukkah is a middle eastern condiment that’s easy to make and a handy store cupboard condiment to have and made by mixing a variety of toasted ground nuts, seeds and spices. This recipe uses hazelnuts but there are recipes that use pistachio, macadamia, almonds or a blend of nuts. It really is one of those recipes that you can experiment with and make your own version. Continue reading

Honey, Mustard and Soy Marinade

marinade-with-honey-mustard-and-soy-4700-2Marinades are a great way to tenderize and flavor food before cooking and with some ingredients most likely in your store cupboard, you can transform the taste of food and make it more interesting. Honey, mustard and soy makes a delicious sweet-salty marinade and is one of our favorites and, takes minutes to prepare. Continue reading

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

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