I have written the intro to this post at least 20 times in my head and on the computer! and each time I end up deleting everything and abandoning the whole post!

Watching the news especially with the Black lives matter protests and everything going on in the states and around the globe makes you question a lot of things in your life: your priorities,the lengths you would go for an idea you believe in, the books you read, the company you keep, the people you follow on social media and the list goes on and on.

Summer is not officially here yet but the temperature in Ras Al Khaima has crossed the 40 C mark weeks ago! Add the pleasant humidity and you can understand why refreshing drinks are a top priority in this house.

Fresh fruit juice and laban ayran are always available but to keep things from becoming boring, I am always on the look out for fun smoothies, mocktails and frappe recipes.

strawberry mojito mocktail

How to make the perfect cup of coffee with a french press

My relationship with coffee is complicated and hard to explain!

I love the smell of coffee, love iced coffee and frappuccino but won’t go near hot coffee! Why am I writing  a post about coffee then? Well that is meant to say that even if you are not a coffee person, there are so many other ways to enjoy coffee, especially good quality coffee.

Before we can get to the different ways to enjoy coffee, I thought it would be best to start with the way to make the perfect cup of coffee. Once you have made your coffee to perfection there is a world of options on how to enjoy it. One of my favorites is coming in an upcoming post

iced coffee