Homemade Vimto.

Hello everybody.

After a beautiful elegant breakfast at my friend’s balcony, thank you dear Amal for the lovely time.

wpid-wp-1433170371864.jpeg basil cheese tomato salad.

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wpid-wp-1433170424294.jpeg wpid-wp-1433170437772.jpeg yummy yummy.

wpid-wp-1433171031239.jpeg cup of a coffee is a finale must !






Went back home in a hurry, made some burgers, my son in order to give it a twist topped it with a sunny side up egg, full satisfying sandwich.

Found some old berries and strawberries so I did them same way as raseberry lemonade and result was a really fresh tasty Vimto imitation drink, I know many people consider Vimto a must in Ramadan well this juice is much healthier of course.


wpid-wp-1433171012181.jpeg wpid-wp-1433171005758.jpeg syrup and mashed fruits.

wpid-wp-1433170984872.jpeg today’s lunch.






Beautiful Morning.

Hello everybody.

Beautiful morning after two hot dusty weather.

Woke up too early don’t know why, so by ten I was both bored and hungry so I decided to make a big breakfast or brunch actually.

Made mashed fava beans,sunny side ups, fried cheese plus labaneh and cheese.

I also tried the deep pan pizza but with olive oil and za’tar,not bad but not as tasty as a real manousheh.


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wpid-dsc_0617.jpg deep pan manousheh.



wpid-dsc_0621.jpg eggs and cheese are a great combination.







Enjoy your weekend lovely people.

Happy Independence Day Jordan

Hello everybody and Happy Independence Day to all.

To live the spirit of today’s celebration we started with a colorful breakfast decorated with Jordanian symbols. Bagels with cream cheese, labaneh and peanut butter jam filling.


Lunch was old fashioned green za’tar tomatoes fatayer or pastries.

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Dessert was a beautiful Jordan’s flag colored cake, made four layers of colored batter then assembled all with cream and fruit salad, like a rainbow cake but with different colors.

Enjoy your day off, God bless Jordan his King Queen and people.





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wpid-wp-1432562581078.jpeg  Happy Independence Day.












Cranberry Orange Muffins.

Hello everybody.

Babysitting my adorable nephew today, thank God I have leftovers for lunch cause he’s such a polite cute bundle but I got busy with him,well it’s been such a longtime since I took care of a baby. God bless them all.

In my free time while he napped, I made these muffins, new recipe I found so as to use the last box of berries, very easy and tasty.

Ingredients and method :
# 2 eggs.
# 1/2 cup sugar.
# 1/2 cup brown sugar.
# 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
# zest of an orange or as I did today 1 tablespoon marmalade.
# 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt.
#1 tsp vanilla.
# 1 tsp baking powder.
# 1 tsp cinnamon.
# 2 cups flour.
# 3/4 cup flour dusted cranberries.

For the topping :
# 1/2 cup sugar.
# 1/2 cup flour.
# 1/4 cup butter.
# 1/4 tsp cinnamon.

# beat eggs, sugar, oil and zest till creamy.
# add yogurt, cinnamon, vanilla.
# add flour and baking powder.
# dust cranberries with flour then fold into batter slowly.

# pour till half in muffin paper.
# make topping like crumbles with your hands then sprinkle on top.
# bake in a medium heated oven till golden ( 20-30 minutes) .

wpid-20150511_160347.jpg extremely yummy.


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wpid-20150511_160239.jpg  lovely bunch.






Upside Down Toffee Date Cake.

Hello everybody.
Another cozy warm breakfast at my cousin’s this morning,  simple elegant table full of yummy food.

Dessert was a new cake, upside-down toffee it caramel date cake, easy and yummy. Resembles a lot the upside down pineapple one but with dates instead and my favorite jello with apples and reminder of our lovely childhood.

Ingredients and method:
# 1/2 cup sugar.
# 1 stick butter (100 g)
# pitted dates ( 2 cups)
# cinnamon and cardamom
Cake batter:
# 3 eggs
# 1 cup sugar.
# 1 cup oil.
# 2 tablespoons yogurt or milk
# 1 1/2 cups flour.
# 1 tsp vanilla.
# 2 tsp baking powder.

# heat sugar in baking pan till it caramelizes then add butter and mix.
# arrange dates and sprinkle the cinnamon and cardamom.

# beat cake batter ingredients alternatively then add over dates.
# bake in a medium heated oven for 30-35 minutes or till done in the middle.

# leave to cool down then flip over and serve.



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wpid-wp-1428590481336.jpeg  lovely table.










Beautiful Gathering

Hello everybody.
Such a lovely day, great for sitting outdoors and enjoying the breeze and warm weather with my lovely group of friends.
A visit postponed many times to eat Caraway since my nephew was born, got the caraway powder straight from Nablus this time from my friend,fresh and tasty though unfortunately she couldn’t come today, thank you dear Nadia.
I also made some fresh ka3ek with sesame seeds, cheese platters and spinach tabouleh, all yummy with great company of course.


wpid-wp-1428430080346.jpeg Thank you Lulu for the lovely flowers.

wpid-wp-1428430085782.jpeg yummy caraway.

wpid-wp-1428430106573.jpeg wpid-wp-1428430115509.jpeg cheese and tabouleh.

wpid-wp-1428430125065.jpeg wpid-wp-1428430150496.jpeg  yummiest ka3ek ever.







Kinder Bueno All Chocolate Cake.

Hello everybody.

My baby turned 18 today, though to me he’s still that blond skinny baby who never sat still for a moment,can’t imagine he’s a fine young man now.

Had a bunch of his friends for breakfast today, big variety of goodies : eggs in buns, manousheh, cheese, labaneh, hummus, falafel… etc.

Highlight of the event was a big fully packed with chocolate cake done upon his request, main filling was cream with crushed Kinder Bueno bars and topping was a mix of Oreo,Maltesers, Flakes and Wafers.

I also made mini pancakes with Nutella,bananas and strawberries in skewers.

Lunch is in process now, only some fries to go with left.

hummus and some leftovers.



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wpid-wp-1427032312078.jpeg eggs in small buns.

wpid-wp-1427032333199.jpeg mini skewered pancakes with bananas, strawberries and Nutella.

wpid-wp-1427032294524.jpeg Happy Birthday Zozo,love you :)





Freezing Vegetables.

Hello everybody.
No cooking today, each one has plans either for lunch or dinner so no cooking is necessary, did a bowl of Russian Salad it will do just fine in guess.

Spent this morning cleaning and preparing some fresh peas and fava beans for freezing, my husband bought some from side road sellers on his way back from Irbid yesterday, very fresh and green, I usually only cut wash and freeze directly.

Peas were really sweet and tender, boiled some and added them with carrots, corn and potatoes to the salad.

wpid-wp-1426764993873.jpeg  ready for storage.

wpid-wp-1426765010427.jpeg Russian Salad.
Another Irbid product is garden cress(  رشاد)  sent to me from my cousin, very tasty with labaneh and green olives or onions, all yummy.






Seperable Garlic Bread and Steak Sandwiches.

Hello everybody.

Recycling yesterday’s steaks today, I shredded the leftovers and sauteed them with onions and green peppers  added some spices and a bit of water.

I baked the sandwiches bread at home, bakery style braided with sesame seeds on top.

kept some of the dough and formed them to balls then coated each one with a mixture of butter, oil,parmesan, oregano then put them all in a loaf pan and left them to rise well before baking, they’ll be like a salty monkey bread, really yummy.

Ingredients and method for bread ( as seen on Roya TV done by Domain Hijjawi for burgers)

* 3 cups flour.
* 50 gr butter or two big spoons.
* 1 tsp salt.
* 1 egg

* Mix all these well then add :
* 1 cup warm milk.
* 1 big spoon instant yeast.
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* all mixed till frothy then added to flour.

* knead all together very well then leave in a warm place till it rises.
* form to any shape you like, buns,braids or big loaf.

wpid-wp-1424624970996.jpeg  steak sandwiches with fries.

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wpid-wp-1424625073480.jpeg shredded steaks.

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English Breakfast and Almond Hariseh.

Hello everybody.

What did you cook in this weather? all my group members started posting dishes since morning,all locked up in snow and cooking !!

My kitchen was busy doing lots of stuff,a brunch rather than a breakfast cause we ate late, I made a typical English breakfast sunny side ups,scrambled eggs,hot dogs and beans ,a favorite dish for my husband and boys but not me so I baked some ka3ek like last time but today’s batch was much better and more fluffy , ate them with cheese my kind of meal !

DSC_0868 hotel style breakfast.

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DSC_0864 20150220_150041  my ka3ek :)

20150220_145950 yum yum.

Last night I made this new recipe I found,wanted a change from usual hariseh or semolina cake so after searching decided to do this ,turned out nice but as my hubby said it’s not hariseh something totally different guess because it has almonds in it and eggs are separated so it’s a more a cake.


Ingredients and method:

* 4 eggs separated.

*1 cup sugar ( i think 1/2 or 3/4 are enough)

* 3/4 cup melted butter.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1 tsp lemon zest.

*1 1/2 cups semolina.

* 1 cup ground almonds.

*pinch of salt.

* sugar syrup ( 3 cups sugar,1 1/2 water and 1 tsp lemon juice)


* Separate egg yolks from whites.

* beat butter,sugar,lemon zest and vanilla till creamy.

* add eggs and beat well then add baking powder, semolina and almonds.

* beat egg whites till frothy and stiff.

* fold in whites into mixture slowly with a wooden spoon.

* grease a medium sized pan and pour mixture in.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes toll golden.

*Note: you can decorate it with almonds or coconut on top as you wish.

* when done add the cold syrup on top.

20150220_133026  almond harisseh or semolina cake.

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