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Breakfast in Fes Medina, Morocco

Most people have heard of the riads in Morocco. Traditional guest houses where the rooms all face onto an open central courtyard, open to the sky. Riads face inwards to provide privacy to those in the house, with small gardens and soothing fountains offering peaceful respite from the hubbub of the world outside the door. A… Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel

A-Z Guidebook: Essaouira, Morocco

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *The A-ZGuidebook Pinterest page is up and running. Please visit and follow the page for a pictorial trip through the… Read more

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Random Recipes has been playing out very well for me recently. After a clunky start, I’ve been selecting some beauties.  This month, Dom from Belleau Kitchen challenged us to ‘Get Random Baby!‘, using his automated random number generator to select the cookbook.  Regular readers will know that I’ve used a similar function on several occasions… Read more

Filed in: Soups, Salads, Snacks

When East Meets West

A few weeks ago we had some friends over for the enthusiastically titled ‘Middle Eastern Feast’. In keeping with the theme and the Middle Eastern tradition of generous hospitality and an abundant table, our own table positively groaned.  Food from Greg & Lucy Malouf’s Turquoise and Barry Vera’s Feast Bazaar featured as well as some… Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Mecca Bah

Christmas was coming, most people had already headed off on holidays so the three Amigos decided on an impromptu lunch at Mecca Bah.  It had been a dozen years or more since I had visited but somewhere in the back of my mind, a little voice was saying ‘There’s a reason you haven’t been back’. … Read more

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Syrian Pancakes on a Sunday Morning

I was sorting through my holiday photos and discovered this little video I captured Al-Madina Souq in Aleppo. I re-watched it and realised it wasn’t half bad, considering it was recorded on my basic point and snap camera. I’m only sorry I didn’t record for longer. How good is this guy? Can you make pancakes… Read more

Filed in: Baking & Dessert

The Ultimate Goodie Bag

Finally, after 18 months of travelling and collecting like a magpie and 4 long months in transit, the boxes that we shipped from the UK have finally arrived.  After putting away the clothes and books, I couldn’t help but notice that a very large proportion of the items were food related.  The Op Shops were… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Travel

Cleaning out the Pantry – Moroccan Lamb Soup

Every day I have a good (or bad) meal or visit a bistro or shop and I think ‘Oooh…I should blog this’. Then I go home and have a million other things to do and ask myself ‘Do people really want to read about what I cooked for dinner last night?’ Then I get an… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous