Za’atar Bread, Manakeesh (p.58)

Cheating So, this was a bit of a cheat week as my second recipe was essentially my first recipe (i.e. arabic bread) topped with za’atar and olive oil. BUT I would like to say that my husband, the kids and I have all had stomach bugs (not from my cooking thank you!) so cheating seemed…

Arabic Bread, Kmaj (p.57)

Excited! I was so excited about making this bread. My grandmother makes this regularly when we stay in Nazareth with her and it goes with so many salads and mains. Whether your dipping it in hummus or filling it with salad and BBQ meat, it is an essential to many a lunch or dinner. Disappointment……

Eggs with Za’atar (p.16)

So I definitely need to talk a bit about my family and za’atar before diving into how this cook went. Za’atar is a big thing back in Nazareth. I, in fact, have two giant jars full of za’atar on my kitchen side which my grandmother made up and sent me. If in Nazareth, the comforting…

Rice and Vermicelli Pilaf (p.182)

I thought I would start with something safe… something that felt comfortable and not the complete unknown. I mean I know how to cook rice. I have been doing it for years. MORE SO, this dish is a staple of my grandmother’s in Nazareth so I know what it should taste like because I have…

Why this is all happening

I am very nearly 26 years old… closer to 30 than 20 and living a pretty traditional life so far (though I must say I feel as if I have reached this stage of life a little faster than many of my peers!). I have one lovely toddler and one very chilled out baby. Happily…