Pomegranate Festival In Irbid.

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Hello everybody.

Headed up North to my hometown Irbid yesterday with some friends to visit the annual pomegranate festival   usually held this time of the year.

Of course a stop at one of my cousin’s for coffee is a must, which means lots of yummies with it !

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Festival was very nice full of various kinds of pomegranates ,sweet and sour . We also bought molasses and vinegar .

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On our way back, another ritual again, we stopped for some fresh ewe yogurt, labaneh and bread.

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A beautiful day out for sure.

Assorted Cookies.

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Hello everybody.

This morning I completed an order of assorted cookies, various kinds for a new client.

I made three kinds of crinkles,chocolate, lime and molasses. Rock cookies, cardamom and chocolate chips.

All was delivered on time.

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Molasses Ginger Soft Crinkles.

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Hello again.

Here’s the recipe of the other kind I made,molasses and ginger, taste is terrific by the way both sweet and sharp . I may add more ginger next time to sharpen the flavor.

 

Ingredients and method:

*3/4 cup butter.

*3/4 cup brown sugar.

*1 egg.

* 1/4 cup molasses.

  • 1 tsp ground ginger.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg

* 2 tsp baking powder

*2 1/4 cups flour.

*granulated or raw sugar for coating.

 

  • beat butter,sugar well till creamy.
  • add egg and vanilla.
  • add all other ingredients consequently.
  • cool for 2-3 hours.
  • roll into balls then coat with sugar
  • flatten them a bit with your fingers
  • bake in a medium heated oven (180 c) for 10-13 minutes only.
  • cool and store in a cookie jar.

 

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Energy Bites!

Hello everybody.

Did a massive fridge and freezer cleaning today and took out many things stored since a long time so as to do something useful or throw them away.

Result was a mix dried fruits,nuts, crushed biscuits,blueberries, oats all bound together with honey and molasses with a bit of cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. They’ll make a super snack during Ramadan specially at suhour time cause they’re full of nutrients and fiber which will help during fasting next day.

Another outcome was a plate of chickpeas with tahini sauce ( مسبحه) decorated with parsley and nuts.

Lunch was Shakshouka, no cooking till beginning of Ramadan, that’s my decision so far.

wpid-wp-1434372089016.jpeg energy bites.

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wpid-wp-1434372111335.jpeg nuts fruits oats mixed with honey and molasses.

wpid-wp-1434372151087.jpeg chickpeas and tahini.

wpid-wp-1434372159462.jpeg shakshuka.

wpid-wp-1434372170908.jpeg lunch !

wpid-wp-1434372165693.jpeg  yummy light food!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Style Tuna Sandwiches.

Hello everybody.

Every time I decide to stay home and relax in end up working too much or doing multiple things at the same time.

First thing when I entered the kitchen this morning I realized I have one very ripe avocado and one lonely eggplant so made a dip (mashed with some lemon juice,tahini,yogurt and salt)   and baba ghanouj ( chopped grilled eggplants with diced tomatoes,peppers and some mints then topped with pomegranate sauce)

Then the daily question of what to cook started nagging in my mind, then decided to do a new sandwich style my cousin posted last night with shredded chicken but I made it with tuna, turned out really good, kids loved it.

Secret ingredient is the crunchy sandwich bread or crust done by cutting edges of toast  then soaking each couple together in whisked eggs then coating all with breadcrumbs.  I let them cool in the fridge so as to hold better then deep fried till crunchy, when cooled open and fill with any stuffing you like, today is added tuna with corn,capers, relish, mustard, mayonnaise and green onions,served with fries and big mixed salad.

Another task for today was making fresh pesto before basil turns black and a fresh fruit cocktail from new honey from Ghor, oranges, pineapple and bananas, really refreshing after all this.

 

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wpid-wp-1427724814840.jpeg guacamole dip with tomatoes,chili,dried mints and olive oil on top.

wpid-wp-1427724827238.jpeg  baba ghanouj بابا غنوج

wpid-wp-1427724841568.jpeg mixed salad with everything in .

wpid-wp-1427724857679.jpeg fresh pesto.

wpid-wp-1427724862878.jpeg fresh oranges and new honey.

wpid-wp-1427724833542.jpeg colorful table!

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Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding.

Hello everybody.

As you may also noticed we’re Mansaf-ing today,and farewell treat to dear Haidar before heading back to Subway and frozen meals.As usual it was superb and we’ll done,my mother in-law’s specialty hope God give her good health and energy to keep on doing it :mrgreen:.
My part was the dessert, I arranged a small tray of sweets including fresh cream, honey, molasses and homemade halaweh with toasted bread sticks and made this new dish that was posted in my page from yummy yummy website which is self-saucing chocolate pudding.

Very easy to make plus it saves you time and effort to make a sauce or ganache for the cake .

Ingredients and method :
* 3 eggs .
* 1/2 cup butter .
* 1/4 cup coccoa .
* 3/4 cup sugar .
* 3/4 cup warm milk .
* 1 tablespoon Nescafe .
* 1 tsp baking powder .
*1 tsp vanilla.
* 1 cup chocolate chips or any kind of milk chocolate .
* 2 cups flour .

For the syrup :
* 2 1/2 boiling water .
* 1/2 cup sugar .
* 2 big spoonful of coccoa .

* whisk eggs,vanilla ,sugar,butter with milk and nescafe till frothy .
* add dry ingredients ( flour,coccoa and baking powder )
* fold in chocolate chips .

* mix syrup ingredients well.
* pour chocolate batter into a greased deep pan.
* pour hot syrup on top .
* bake in a medium heated oven for 40 minutes .
* you’ll have two separated layers of cake and pudding or thick syrup under it.
* serve alone or with vanilla ice cream .

 

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wpid-wp-1421854753023.jpeg  Mansaf accessories.

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wpid-wp-1421854765551.jpeg   halaweh,molasses,honey and cream.

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wpid-wp-1421854779835.jpeg   it is actually a self saucing type of cake ,loved it :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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