Archive for the 'Savoury' Category

Microwaves and Mealie Bread…..

I pride myself on the fact that I have never used a microwave for anything else than reheating some foods, melting butter and chocolate and occasionally making popcorn in…I have never even made “chocolate cake in a mug” – I promise!!!! But seeing as its a new year, with lots of new things going on [...]

Market Day….

Alozaina is a small village situated on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, about 45 minutes inland of Marbella, Spain. It’s not a well known tourist town at all, with a population of about 2,300 people, but the village is charming with an interesting history and the surrounding area has some [...]

Mondays and Moorish Mezze Platters……

So I think it’s time I posted more than my standard weekly Wordless Wednesdays which seems to be symbolic of my mindset and life at the moment!!! Too much going on and too little time for blogging! I recently purchased a copy of Greg and Lucy Malouf’s gorgeous book, Moorish! In fact I fell in [...]

Baked Meatballs…….

Hi there everyone!  Well the Arabic is going “B’shwiya b’shwiya” – slowly, slowly! Two weeks is only just enough to get the very basics of the language but I am pleased I have done this and will hopefully continue to learn! Secretly my main aim is just to become a better negotiator in the souks [...]

Souks, Saffron and Stuffing……

I have longed to go to Essaouira since we arrived in Morocco almost two years ago. So as you may know we finally got to go down that way on New Year’s Day. Well, it was everything people said it was and more! What a gorgeous place, not even the debris on the beach from [...]

Comfort Food…..

Happy New Year everyone!! May it be a wonderful year for all of you and your families! Well back to school, back to life and back to normality for us here in Morocco. It was a very short break for us but we did manage to do a day trip or two and a quick [...]

Souks and Sardines….

I have really been neglecting this blog of mine over the last few weeks. It just seems a combination of sick children; cold weather and life in general have been getting in the way of all my good intentions of cooking and blogging! Enough excuses though…..  I took a trip down to the Rabat Medina [...]

Pomegranates and Za’atar…..

There were two ingredients that had me really excited this past week….  1.  The gorgeous pomegranates that are around at the moment. They are so juicy and there is something about the look of them that just says buy me!!!   2. Za’atar – this is a Middle Eastern spice consisting of thyme, sumac and [...]

Roast Pumpkin and Cherry Tomato Soup….

 Winter is really taking its time getting here and boy am I not complaining!! We have had a few days of wonderful sunshine but it is getting quite chilly at night, perfect for a light soup for dinner.  My kids love butternut soup, but as our stocks have dried up we had to substitute pumpkin! It [...]

Chicken and Fennel Tagine…..

One of my favourite places here in Rabat is the Rabat Medina.  It is a wonderful place to have a stroll about, looking at little odds and ends without the hassle that you get in some of the larger medinas in Morocco. There is one little courtyard that has a trader I have come to [...]

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