Gilt Taste – a website that makes me wish I live in New York

I first discovered Gilt Taste through From Me to You – the blog that launched the cinemagraph. She and her partner created the cinemagraphs for the headers of the market section of the website.

I highly recommend you go through each department of the market section and be prepared to be amused by the headers! My favorite is the seafood header.

cheese board


Oh and their recipes section is also fabulous.

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Gilt Taste – Gourmet Food, Artisan Specialties & Fine Eating Magazine.

Cardamon and Lime: Recipes from the Arabian Gulf by Sarah al-Hamad

For the first time in Kuwait, Kuwaiti writer Sarah al-Hamad’s signed recipe book from the Arabian Gulf, Cardamon and Lime: Recipes from the Arabian Gulf, is available at the museum shop at Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s al-Maidan Cultural Centre in Maidan Hawalli. Continue reading

Express: Spiced Fried Tomatoes

Another express post!

This time from my all time favorite cookbook ( I have many, I am sort of a cookbook-aholic), Savoring the Spice Coast of India: Fresh Flavors from Kerala by Maya Kaimal. If you are looking for a simple, introduction to Southern Indian cuisine then this is the right choice for you. I have tried many recipes, almost all actually, and each one is more delicious than the other but then again I love Southern Indian food!

Almost all of the wet and dry curries that are included in this book can be made in less than 30 minutes, and the ingredients are nothing fancy, they are most likely already in your fridge and/or pantry. All you need is bread or rice and you have a meal. For last night’s dinner, I felt like having some fried tomatoes.

fried tomatoes 1And now for the recipe… Continue reading

Experiment 3: Olive Oil Pistachio Muffins

For me to bake, I have to be in the right mood. Late yesterday night, almost nearing midnight, I was in the mood.

olive oil pistachio muffins

I had bookmarked this recipe from SmittenKitchen a few days ago. The ingredients were very basic so I didn’t have to run to the Co-Op for anything special. You can click on the link to view the post and recipe. Continue reading

burgers burgers burgers

flipping burgers 2

Everyone’s obsessed about burgers these days, including yours truly. The chalet’s weather last week was a perfect excuse to BBQ and burgers are the easiest to prepare for. We used to be quite content with Khazan or Americana frozen burgers but then once I discovered the flavor and juiciness of a good homemade burger, I never went back. Continue reading