Summer treats: lavender lemonade

I have to share this with you. Last night, I checked out A Cup of Jo, one of my daily blog reads and she posted about the best lemonade! The recipe was shared by Ashley of Not Without Salt 

It being summer and Ramadan, I knew this would be the best thirst quencher for after futour. 

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I followed the recipe exactly but added 1 tablespoon of culinary lavender to the sugar syrup in the pan. Look how pink it is! And it smells wonderfully too.

You should definitely try it! like now!

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The Oven Experiments featured in the Arab Times!

We were approached by the lovely Chaitali Roy from the Arab Times for an interview and to introduce five fun, summer guiltless treats!

To read the interview click here or the image below.

Due to space, the photos of the other treats were not included but because I thought they embody summer so much, I decided to include them here!  Continue reading

We think it’s lime pickling time!

I posted this lime pickle several times on my Instagram and many asked me for a recipe. I am so sorry I took this long.
You can get it from here. However, there are few omissions. I don’t add chili because my sister can’t stand the heat and hing (asafetida) because I just don’t know where to find it. Probably at the local herbs and spice store (hawajj)? I never bothered to check and these stores usually intimidate me.

Summer guiltless treats: Frozen bananas with almonds, peanut butter and cinnamon

Inspired by the Food Network and much recently the Food Revolution Day event at Chef Boutique, I made this fresh and fun frozen treat yesterday with friends and family.

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So what do you need?

  • 4 bananas, frozen for at least 3 hours
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • ground cinnamon, a couple of sprinkles
  • almonds flakes or slivers

In a food processor, pulse all ingredients, except for the flakes until smooth and creamy. Scoop into individual ice cream cups and sprinkles with almond flakes and enjoy!

This is so versatile and easy. I’m already excited about the many possibilities, this frozen treat can be flavored.

Happy experimenting!

Photo courtesy of H