Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015



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Friday, December 26, 2014

A Place Like No Other (aka BossyKitchen)

Let's rewind to 2 years ago, when I started hearing a lot of buzz around this new stall at Market338.  This stall (called BossyKitchen) created a dessert that was all people could talk about.  This sensation was called 'the brookie'. It was a morphed dessert that combined two sinful treats - the cookie and brownie.  I managed to visit their stand and met two individuals, Mohammed and Aysha, individually unique but shared the same passion - to offer delicious and good-for-you food.  BossyKitchen was infused in my mind.

A year later, I contacted BossyKitchen again to cater to my best friend's birthday party and let me tell you - they delivered (physically and figuratively).  Another positive memory found its place in my mind for BossyKitchen.

So when I got invited by this dream team to try out their new restaurant, I said yes before I even knew what I was getting myself into.

When this much effort and thought going into an invitation, you make sure your evening is cleared up.  The location was kept secret until 24 hours before the event and we were not to disclose it until told (ooh the suspense).  We were asked to be there at 6:58pm sharp.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Oh-So-Ttolenghi

As much as I love any cookbook or dish or dessert from Ottolenghi, their recipes drive me crazy.  They have so many simultaneous steps, parallel steps, steps in tandem, and steps that completely take you off track.

Having said that, the end result makes you forget all the hassle and the food is breathtakingly delicious.

I prepared 3 dishes last week:
- Baby spinach and date salad
- Roasted chicken with sumac
- Stuffed aubergines with lamb and pine nuts

The recipes for baby spinach and date salad and stuffed aubergines with lamb and pine nuts was from this cookbook:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's a Family Affair

A few weeks ago, I invited family over to my house for lunch. Nobody can deny that when the temperature drops in Bahrain, the weather is just beautiful and everything shifts outdoors.

So al-fresco it is!

Imagine this. 30-people, men and women, with different tastes and dietary needs.  I wanted it to be a special affair so

Let me tell you how easy it was to pull this off.  I depended on key people that took care of the A to Z of the day.

First off, some pictures to help you visualize.

Pretty right?