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Assalaamu Alaykum folks,

It’s a little known fact that some Muslim men can actually cook… I don’t count myself in their number but I can dabble a bit and as I’ve even the past shared some other recipes from blogs I thought I’d share this one… my ‘Red Hot Pepper Soup.’ 620 more words

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September's Mead

I find that in September the part of me that likes brewing, preserving, altering, fixing things and generally meddle with everything wakes up. Maybe it’s the days that get shorter, maybe it’s the feeling that winter is coming, I can’t say. 430 more words


Chicken with chickpeas and cashew nuts

Said to serve four with 400gms or rice but this was a big portion between five!


  • 1.5kgs chicken
  • two cinnamon sticks
  • three to five cloves…
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Dutch apple pie - 'Appeltaart'

If you ever been in the Netherlands and don’t try apple pie is like going to Greece and don’t try baklava; it’s really a shame. Apple pie is for Dutch people the most well-known dessert, everyone knows a recipe coming from their ‘oma’  (grandma), you can find it in every cafe, restaurant, super markets..

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Spicy Pumpkin Bread

I’ve been looking for an amazing pumpkin bread recipe for years.  But in all honesty, I’ve tried about 3 different pumpkin bread recipes in the last 3 years (all disappointing), and then I always convince myself that I’ll give it a go again the following year.  666 more words


A Tale of Four Thieves

This post calls for a story, a myth if you will, to introduce a new/old idea…

Once upon a time, as all good stories begin, in Medieval France, there was a band of four thieves. 419 more words


Ask. Just Ask.

With everything odd that has been going on the last few days, I spent the better part of the day researching what it meant to smell cloves. 884 more words

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