Fresh Apricot Cake

If you have fresh fruit at hand, use it! This is the adage that I live by. I have created so many fresh fruit desserts just so that good fruit doesn't go to waste. My Apricot Cake was a similar discovery. Instead of making jam or marmalade of the fresh apricots that were going bad,... Continue Reading →

Shrimps In Lemon Butter Sauce

This recipe is the quickest way to satisfy your hunger as well as your taste buds. Make sure you use all fresh ingredients for optimum flavors! You will need: 500 gms Large Prawns (Shelled and De-veined, with tail on) 1 Cup softened Butter 2 Lemons, Zest and Juice Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste ½... Continue Reading →

Big Chefs

One among the many of the latest restaurants to come up in Jeddah is Big Chefs. It is located in Khayyat Centre, newly opened on Prince Sultan Street.  Two weeks ago, as we passed by it, it made for such a pretty sight with tiny yellow lights hanging off the ceiling. I decided immediately that... Continue Reading →


THOUGHTS FOR FOOD Well, where should I start? Of course, food is a basic need for survival. Whether you eat instant noodles, or a takeout pizza or sandwich, or a slice of processed cheese, it will definitely serve the purpose. But what would you say to eating home-made noodles in a remote village in China,... Continue Reading →

Al Bahah – Day II

After a light breakfast at our hotel, we set off at 7:30 AM onwards to Baljurashi. We thought we would simply drive through the city. After all, who knows when we would get another chance to come here. And from there, proceed to a dam that is located South-east of the city, one of the... Continue Reading →

Al Bahah – Day I

Dhi Ayn Ruins 78 Kms from the Al Muzaylif exit are the Dhi Ayn or Dhi Ain ruins. I did read a bit about it earlier and found out it was a UNESCO Heritage site. The entrance is managed by a sleepy fellow (probably because he didn’t expect us crazies to come there on a... Continue Reading →

Al Baha – The Fog City

Winter has always been my favorite season of all! No oily skin, no sweaty hair, no body odor (or other petty girly stuff!) to deal with. I suppose coming from a hot and humid country does that to you.  Come winters and I feel all charged up. I start feeling all pretty and peachy and... Continue Reading →

A Drive Through the Clouds

After the season of Hajj gets over, all the pilgrims start to return home and the rush is somewhat decreased. There is a period of 15 days, when there are NO pilgrims from outside the country in Makkah and Madinah. I have found myself thanking God so many times to be able to make use... Continue Reading →

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