How to reconstitute dried chili peppers. April 02 2019, 0 Comments

SPICE TIP - how to reconstitute dried chilis.

Saffron & Blood Orange Cake March 14 2019, 0 Comments

A Saffron infused semolina cake with sweet blood orange glaze.

Saffron Recipes - Jeweled Rice, Creme Brulée March 01 2019, 0 Comments

Enjoy Saffron, in three different ways with these delicious recipes.

Popcorn - 5 sweet, spicy, salty toppings February 18 2019, 0 Comments


Most delicious snacking! Try all five different toppings, and discover the sweet, the sour, the salty, the spicy, and the bitter!

Tagine - Lamb & Prunes January 29 2019, 0 Comments

A Moroccan tagine recipe for lamb!

Preserved Lemons November 10 2018, 0 Comments

Considered a Moroccan/Middle Eastern pantry staple!

Spicy Baked Feta - Feta Psiti June 26 2018, 0 Comments

Such an easy starter or light main dish.

Green beans with Aleppo pepper and Smoked olive oil June 08 2018, 0 Comments

This is an easy side dish  or afternoon snack that is crisp, fruity, spicy, and smokey. 

1 lb of green beans, 1/4 tsp aleppo pepper, pinch of maldon salt, and 2 tbsps of smoked olive oil.

Prepare your beans by cutting off the ends. Steam green beans about 5 minutes.

Once you place them in a bowl add the aleppo pepper, salt, and olive oil. 

If you want more heat, then you can add more aleppo or black pepper.

Best snack - Roasted Chickpeas with Curry. May 07 2018, 0 Comments

Preheat the oven to 425º.

Drain a can of chickpeas and rinse. Then dry them with paper towel. Toss the chickpeas in olive oil, a pinch of kosher salt, and a tsp of curry powder. Spread the chickpeas out on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Stir them at the halfway mark.

They are crunchy and delicious.

Spice Blend - Persian Advieh April 16 2018, 1 Comment


This blend is used in Persian cuisine. It can be used with meat, beans, and vegetables. It is a lovely aromatic blend with floral notes from the rose petals, and earthy tones from turmeric.