Super Easy Za’atar Manakeesh

This za’atar manakeesh is almost not even a recipe – it’s so easy and only needs three ingredients. I always have the first two in my pantry and the third ingredient in my overpacked freezer. I sometimes make this as a quick snack when guests come over or have it for breakfast with a fried egg on […]

One Bowl Brownies

One Bowl Brownies

Here’s an easy recipe for simple one bowl brownies. Even though there is no melted chocolate in this recipe, the cocoa and the beating of the mixture allows for the one bowl brownies to be squidgy and fudgy. Although these decadent brownies are dense and fudgy as well, they use rather a lot of melted chocolate. […]

Exploring Nice in Two Days

Exploring Nice in Two Days

After a day of travel (flying from Manchester to Nice via Dublin…with several delays) we got into Nice at 10pm. Day Zero in Nice Ryan and I took a bus from the airport into the city. Our hostel have us directions and told us which bus to take, but that bus stopped running at 9pm. After missing […]

Za’atar Manakeesh

Za'atar Manakeesh - Arabic Za'atar Bread

Za’atar manakeesh is Arabic za’atar pizza. Our mom used to buy it fresh from Tamimi Markets in Saudi Arabia, and now we make it at home. If you can’t find the za’atar spice mix, you can make it yourself from a blend of thyme, sesame seeds, and sumac. The za’atar mixture is mixed with a […]

The Year in Books: February with Confessions of a French Baker by Peter Mayle

Confessions of a French Baker by Peter Mayle

I’ve finished all of Peter Mayle’s novels and non-fiction books, and have turned to Confessions of a French Baker, a little tome on French baking. Co-authored by famous Provençal baker Gerard Auzet, this book is divided into two parts. The first half of the book discusses Mayle’s relationship with the French baker and his observations of the […]

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