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Hummus – best ever recipe!

Hummus – best ever recipe!

I can never really understand why people buy shop bought hummus when it is so easy and cheap to make at home, AND I have never had one of those from a plastic thingummy tub that tastes anywhere near as good as this. All you need is a food processor and a few basic...
Muhallabia-Middle Eastern Milk Pudding

Muhallabia-Middle Eastern Milk Pudding

I was brought up eating milk puddings of all shapes and sizes with everything from semolina, tapioca, rice puddings and blancmange – which this desert most closely resembles.  A favourite in my childhood, for my birthday, was a blancmange rabbit, with currants...
Baklava -Mediterranean Nut Pastries

Baklava -Mediterranean Nut Pastries

Strictly speaking, the heading should be Middle Eastern and Mediterranean nut pastries for you will find these tasty little filo pastry treats in every cake and coffee shop from North Africa, through all parts of the Arab speaking world,  Israel and around into...
Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons

It’s that time of year when the trees around here are dripping with lemons and this recipe continues with the theme of ‘cooking with abundance’.  What do you do with all of them? Well, you can start by making a few jars of preserved lemons –...