Warak Enab: Stuffed Grape Leaves

  Don’t you hate having to buy a bunch of herbs from the supermarket for a recipe, use only a fraction of it and watch the rest of it slowly rot in the fridge? Well, I do, so I have a tiny growing garden on my window sill. I planted chives, green onion and chilli…

Fasolia Beans with Rice

(Insert little snippet here) Usually I would rack my brain for 20 minutes to come up with a little paragraph to insert here that is somehow related to the recipe. But today is not one of those days. So here is the recipe and a cat to make up for the lack of effort. 2…

Beef bourguignon & roast potatoes

When I moved to Switzerland, I brought along a pressure cooker from Singapore. It was just sitting there, still in its box, in the store room. Along with, I found brand new bed sheets, a kettle, bread machine and a 6 piece wine glass set with decanter. It’s really useful to have a compulsive shopper…

Lebanese Stuffed Veggies

Ok, so the only truly Lebanese thing about this is the rice stuffing. I’ve been informed by the Lebanese-authenticity-auditor-whom-I-married that apparently I used the wrong kind of cabbage. Plus, they don’t usually stuff capsicums, only cabbage leaves and cucumbers… To which I responded that I sent you to the supermarket to get lettuce but you…

Steak with parsley butter

Last week, the roommate-that-I-am legally-required-to-keep (i.e. husband) and I took a drive down to France and stocked up on groceries at Carrefour. Along which, we picked up a package of steaks. I also recently picked up a little pot of parsley to put on my window sill, and I really wanted to put it to…