Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Overnight bread has effectively replaced store-bought bread at the MCW household. While the original is hard to beat, playing around with variations, flavors, and textures was inevitable. This whole wheat edition is absolutely stuffed with seeds and has become my new favorite base for breakfast.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
One of my greatest pleasures in life is when a tiny human asks me to cook them something. This time it was all about pies; the sort of pie silly movies throw in each others' faces. I have a tendency to prefer tarts over pies, but this was a request I could not refuse.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
This is a cookie reserved only for those who take coffee seriously. It packs a punch of coffee in the form of Turkkish ground coffee; unfiltered and undiluted. The touch of milk chocolate both slightly softens the punch and lends a layer of flavor and texture.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
I love serving a whole side of salmon for a dinner party. Even if you roast it simply with salt and pepper, it is guaranteed to make for an elegant presentation. This recipe is just barely more involved than a simple salt and pepper roast, and all that more special in effect.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
This is not a recipe but a serving suggestion useful when hosting a crowd buffet-style. Of course, the options are very close to endless, but in preparation, think of all the best-hits and your own favorite nibbles. Typical components are categorized in the nawashif arena, cheese bourag, lamb sambusak, spinach fateer, felafel, and kubba. Others may mot be so typical but favorites nonetheless, such as sausage rolls, and chicken nuggets.
Saturday, December 29, 2018
This is a pizza which uses whole wheat flour plus ground flax seeds in the dough. If pizza is a rare treat in your household, it might not be worth looking for a healthified dough recipe. If however pizza is a constant request, this version might start to look appealing.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
I have been wanting to make this dessert for more time than I care to admit. Usually, my interest in sugar-syrup soaked desserts spans the duration of Ramadan only. Having finally nailed homemade geemar, I lunged at the opportunity to finally make this recipe, and it did not disappoint.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Kahi and geemar are a traditional breakfast served to newly weds in Iraq. Both the kahi and the geemar are made fresh and daily. Should you find yourself in Iraq wanting to indulge in this sweet and decadent breakfast daily, you would be sure to get it fresh daily.
Friday, December 21, 2018
True Iraqi geemar is made fresh daily using buffalo milk. So first, what is geemar? Geemar is the creme de la creme. It is literally the cream layer skimmed off rich and luscious milk. Different-yet similar- variations exist in different culture, most notably the British clotted cream and the Turkish kaimak.