Dip it in and eat it up; Day 20

I know this post is a few days late. Sorry about that! I also have to admit that we had lunch out for the first time in three weeks today, saying that though we have eaten at home every night. Today is technically the last day we will spend in the Middle East on the…

Cardamon and Spice and everything nice; Day 19

The final recipe for the dinner party was the piece de resistance, a cardamon infused pear cheesecake. Fresh cardamon pods are quite expensive but so worth it, when you taste the amazing intensity of the flavour they add to dishes. This intensity is a regular part of the Middle Eastern diet, but instead of overwhelming…

Dates for Everyone on Day 16

The beautiful sunshine streamed in our bedroom window this morning. And with it came my enthusiasm. It also reminded me that today we were arriving  (metaphorically speaking) in the Middle East. The Middle East has always fascinated me, it is a place of great beauty and abundance and then barren and harsh deserts. I have…