Among the « do it yourself » things, I guess granola is probably on the top list. You may ask, why should we prepare something that can be easily be bought? I often ask myself the same question, especially when I first try doing something I was used to buying before.
With summer, it’s time for short skirts, watching people passing from the terrace of a café… and for cold soups! In fact, summer comes with very specific food pleasures and preparations, sometimes lighter, sometimes fresher or simply friendly: barbecues, appetizers, salads, ice creams… Our habits and cravings radically change.
I had a nostalgia for a taste from childhood … Crunchy, slightly aromatized with orange blossom, feqqas is to me a kind of Proust Madeleine, which immediately triggers off childhood memories. In Morocco, this biscuit is served to children with a glass of milk, but it also perfectly suits a cup of mint tea or coffee.
A few days ago, Eloïse and I have organized a Yummy Tea Time and Discovery of the 6 tastes according to Ayurveda. It was a special event to make people discover our vegetarian healthy food and the ayurvedic approach to nutrition. The idea was quite simple: make the attendees identify the 6 tastes that Ayurveda speaks about - sweet, salted, sour, pungent, bitter, astringent -, by tasting some delicacies especially designed for this event. It was such an opportunity for us to let our creativity flows!
Why make your bread yourself rather than buy it at the bakery? I could give you many reasons for that… But here are a few that might convince you to give it a try, and indulge yourself with homemade bread from time to time.
Today, I am going to be unconventional… On a Valentine day, as food bloggers, we are supposed to present some lovely meltingly chocolate cake or a fancy appetizer that puts you in a romantic mood.
But it doesn’t really feel like it, since I am not in the mood for love these days…
Among other things, food is about sharing. But there are some dishes that we intuitively see as warm and convivial, and that one would not eat alone. Theses dishes call for good company and for a special time to be shared with others. Tagine is one of those…
It was the day after November 13th. After some hesitation, we decided to go outside and walk in Paris streets, and met near the Luxembourg garden, in a lovely coffee shop called Bread & Roses. While we were warming up with a cup of tea, we were looking at the pastries that a group of American tourists ordered. Despite the attacks, these women were eager to still discover France, its culture and gastronomy :)
These last days, after the tragic events that happened in Paris, Eloïse and I felt the need to gather and cook together. Cooking and sharing are the values we take refuge in when we face violence, hate and despair. So the day after the attacks, we met and cooked a couscous. A meal of comfort and gathering, a meal to heal the wounds and calm the pain. It’s not a coincidence that couscous is served in funerals in the Maghreb countries. It is also the meal that follows the Friday prayer. Comfort and communion…
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