Isn’t it funny how a certain smell, flavor or image can conjure up a world of memories?
Somehow it is never the elaborate recipes or the fancy meals, it is a bowl of soup in your mum’s kitchen on a cold day, a cup of peach icetea across the table from a dear friend, a fresh loaf of bread from your grandmother’s oven, the cookies you made for your kids’ class and stayed up till 2 in the morning decorating and packing them, the salad you made for your best friend and forgot the parsley.
Makloubeh (which literally means upside down) is a popular Palestinian one pot rice, spice and vegetable dish.You can think of it as a torte or a savory counter part to a pineapple upside down cake because of the way that it is cooked and presented.
Ftoot is a type of bread popular in Palestine. The name ftoot means crumbled and it refers to the crumbled cheese infused through out the bread.
Last year, when I shared the Nabulsi recipe for ftoot ,I promised that I’d share my mum’s recipe for ftoot which is my go to recipe for this bread and it is a little different from the Nabulsi version. Well I’m finally doing that today 🙂 but before I do, allow me to take you on a little trip
I told you in my previous post that we were planning a road trip. Since Eid was on Wednesday we had a long weekend and we decided to take the kids on a road trip to Abu Dhabi the capital of the UAE.
Abu Dhabi is about 270 km from Ras Al Khaima and since the kids and I have never been to it during our 2 year stay in the UAE, we were really looking forward to the trip.
Abu Dhabi -like Dubai and most major cities in the UAE- is famous for its modern sky scrappers ,shopping mega-centers and themed amusement parks and though all of that was fun to visit, the part I enjoyed the most in our 3 day trip was our visit to the city of masdar (the eco friendly city of the future) and our tour in the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque which is a true architectural master piece.
Maqluba, Makloobeh, Maklouba,Maaluba , Magluba , maqlouba, makloubeh No, a 2 year old did not gain access to […]
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I have a confession to make: I hate fresh coriander!
I know there are people who love it in salads, in soups, sauteed with garlic but I am definitely not one of them. I am the one you see at the herb stand rubbing leaves of parsley between my fingertips, smelling them just to make sure I did not pick up coriander by mistake lol.
In January, I went back home to Jenin for a visit and the trip was bitter sweet. Just […]
For the month of May, it was my pleasure to host the Daring Cooks challenge
A year ago I hosted my first challenge, at the time, I chose cheese making because it is a wonderful skill to add to your repertoire. This time around I wanted to choose a challenge that represents my own heritage. Something Palestinian, something fun and tasty, something challenging but worth the trouble.
Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie was our February 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she challenges […]
Nabulsi (or naboulsi) cheese is one of the most popular white brined cheeses made in the Middle East. Its name […]
Some call it yogurt cheese, others call it the Lebanese cream cheese but it is most commonly known as […]