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Sri Lanka: 20 minute – okrah curry

Sri Lanka: 20 minute – okrah curry

Sri Lankan Okrah curry, a way to make okrah edible. And when I say edible, I mean it. I have been around the Middle East for quite some time and had a ‘pleasure’ of indulging in the local slimey okrah stews.  Many friends tried to convince me that […]

Aloo ko Achar: Nini’s Nepalese potato salad

Aloo ko Achar: Nini’s Nepalese potato salad

Coming from Poland, I don’t have much appreciation for potatoes. They are the everyday staple food served with every lunch or dinner. As a kid, I thought there was nothing exciting about them. Living abroad exposed me to the fun part of this spud and […]

Irish Porter Cake

Irish Porter Cake

As the name suggests, this cake was traditionally made with porter (which is a lighter version of a stout) but it can equally be made with stout like Guinness or Murphy’s (if you’re in Cork) or indeed any beer will do but a stout or […]

Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau

    Time for some serious comfort food! Black Forest Gateau is my favourite cake without exception. I don’t get home that often so, when I do, this is the first thing on my wish list for my mother to make – I have made […]

Sri Lanka: 20-minute-tomato curry

Sri Lanka: 20-minute-tomato curry

  In March 2018, while in Sri Lanka, we took a cooking class at the Amarasinghe Guest House in Mirisse and learnt how to make six insanely flavoursome curries. Tomato Curry follows the pineapple chutney recipe in this mini-series of Sri Lankan recipes! It’s super […]


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5 services in Amman to do your shopping without moving your arse

5 services in Amman to do your shopping without moving your arse

Selecting products that you like in the shop is often very rewarding. You get to pick the juiciest tomato or the ripest banana, and you are a part of the local community. However, we all have these days when life gets super busy, and shopping […]

Not so ‘hipster’ lentil pate

Not so ‘hipster’ lentil pate

  Last time when my father was donating blood, he received a cookbook with traditional recipes from our region in Poland (Swietokrzyskie). The project commissioned by a local newspaper ‘Echo Dnia‘ aimed to document local cuisine by interviewing the countryside cooks. When flicking through the […]

Polish pierogi (dumplings) with blueberries

Polish pierogi (dumplings) with blueberries

Blueberries foraging is a family sport in Poland. As a kid, I used to drive with my parents and grandparents to the nearby forest to pick some blueberries. Tiny shrubs carried heaps of little berries that tinted my fingernails for the days after the ‘harvest’. […]

Chicken story

Chicken story

Having grown up on a farm, the desire to be somewhat self-sufficient is something I have never lost. Living in a city, you’re never going to have enough space to grow all of your food but you can use what space you have creatively. I […]

Sri Lanka: 20 minute – okrah curry

Sri Lanka: 20 minute – okrah curry

Sri Lankan Okrah curry, a way to make okrah edible. And when I say edible, I mean it. I have been around the Middle East for quite some time and had a ‘pleasure’ of indulging in the local slimey okrah stews.  Many friends tried to convince me that […]

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Dry Spice Mix and Sri Lankan Curry Mix

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Dry Spice Mix and Sri Lankan Curry Mix

In March 2018, Mike and I visited Sri Lanka. During our stay, we attended a great cooking class and learnt a bunch of new recipes. Ever since we cook them when we crave for some comfort food! Today, we’re sharing with you recipes for two […]

Stuffed zucchini flowers

Stuffed zucchini flowers

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The old adage is very true when it comes to Zucchini flowers. They are one of those things that are either treasured or discarded without a second thought. I learned to treasure them while living in Italy where […]

How FoodieJo built her successful food critic’s social media account

How FoodieJo built her successful food critic’s social media account

Introducing Yasmin aka FoodieJo, someone who built a successful food critique blog, which is now being followed by over 8,000 people, in three years only. If you want to know more about her motivation and developing the FoodieJo brand keep reading this article! How did […]

Food critic’s guide to dining in Amman: 22 restaurants you should know!

Food critic’s guide to dining in Amman: 22 restaurants you should know!

Have you ever wondered where to get the best sushi in Amman or which restaurant serves the juiciest brisket in town? The best and worst dining experiences of Yasmine aka FoodieJo in our interview below featuring: Chocolate jameed, Tacos Y mas Alla, FishFaceJo, Beni Hana,Frankfurter, Mille Rose, Joury, Thai Room, Abu […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Try this quick and easy Irish Soda Bread recipe, goes great with a hearty soup or serve with some honey mustard and smoked salmon!