Sunday, June 13, 2021

1554. Apricot Jam Tart


This tart transported me back to my childhood, back when they sold hand-sized versions of it at the supermarket practically for free. Thin, and almost biscuit-like, the tart melts in the mouth and the fruity tang from the apricot jam is pure nostalgia.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

1553. Scrambled Eggs and Potato


Many cuisines use cooked potato in a breakfast egg recipe, but the simple profile of this version using plenty of olive oil is Palestinian. Simple and succulent, this is a soft egg scramble loaded with flavor.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

1552. Summer Berry Bread Pudding


No offense, but it really baffles me that some Arabs look up to the British. Cringeworthy and malicious colonization history aside, just look at the cuisine! Arab cultural cuisine is laden with rich nuts, dried fruit, and fragrant spices. Ballads could be written over just the scent of saffron, rose, and citrus. British food is so basic in comparison. But, you do find some goodies here and there. While this pudding is made of basically a loaf of bread and some berries (see what I mean about basic?), the result is pleasing.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

1551. Zaatar Haloomi Pancakes


This is a savory Cypriot pancake bursting with Mediterranean and Turkish flavors. There is haloomi cheese in there, as is some olives, dried mint, and my personal touch of fresh zaatar leaves (optional but good). Here is the true kicker: serve drizzled with lashings of honey for an unbeatable combination.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

1550. Mulberry Mojito


Mulberry season ended a short while ago, but we still managed to benefit from its bounties.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

1549. Feta Filo Pie


Essentially four ingredients, this feta filo pie can be made as part of any of the three meals a day, or even as the main attraction with a side of salad. Filo pastry, olive oil, feta cheese, and an egg is all it takes.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

1548. Free-Form Strawberry Tart



Walking into a pastry shop, the usual struggle lies between that sun-kissed coffee eclair, an unparalleled square of mille feuille, a dense slab of chocolate cake, and a glazed queen of a berry tart. This strawberry tart is something you won't find in the pastry shop, because unlike the usual creme patissiere, the layer between the crust and the berries is a very thin baked sweet cheese mixture.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

1547. Preserving Palestine's Food Heritage, Part III


Third and final compilation post on preserving Palestine's food heritage.
Always remember: Jerusalem is Muslim. Palestine lives. Israel does not exist. Allah is most great.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

1546. Preserving Palestine's Food Heritage, Part II

There are almost thirty different salads in this second part of the Palestinian food heritage compilation, just to show a snippet of the fertile soil and bounties of the land. 
Never forget: Jerusalem is Muslim. Palestine lives. Israel does not exist. Allah is most great.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

1545. Preserving Palestine's Food Heritage, Part I


The watermelon (red, white, green, and black) has become the symbol of resistance in Palestine. It is not only people's homes and lives that are being stolen, but also our very own heritage. My Palestinian recipes are almost as popular as my Iraqi recipes on the blog. Another parallel, many Iraqi foods are suddenly being introduced to the world as Israeli kubba and what have you. As different as the originating causes of the nakba of Iraq and of Palestine, there are undeniable parallels going back to one single source: zionists. I will never grow tired of saying it: Jerusalem is Muslim. Palestine lives. Israel does not exist. Allah is most great.