Today I am sharing a recipe for barazek, the traditional Syrian butter biscuits. These tasty, addictive biscuits are made from a thin dough crust coated with a thick layer of sesame on one side and dotted with pistachios on the other.

Barazek (Sesame Pistachio Biscuits) from Cook for Syria cookbook

I want to share this recipe to tell you more about Cook for Syria, a fundraising initiative curated by Clerkenwell Boy and Suitcase Magazine. At the end of last year they launched a month-long campaign in London, focused around Syrian cuisine. Through a series of events, Cook for Syria encouraged… Continue reading

Happy New Year! 2017 did not start off in the best of ways after I fell sick on Boxing Day and spent the last few weeks recovering. Last week I flew to India for a holiday with my husband and to visit my parents in law and I am currently writing this post from their home in Mumbai (you can follow along on my India trip on Instagram). Today though I am writing about a different trip I took at the end of last year to Lisbon. Here are my highlights of a long weekend of eating and sightseeing in the Portuguese capital.

Highlights of My Weekend in Lisbon, Portugal

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We are nearly there, only two more sleeps until Christmas Day. After a busy few weeks wrapping up work projects, filing my tax return and testing Christmas recipes, I am ready now for a few days of rest! I just need to finish packing up my bags and I’ll be off to Italy to celebrate the holidays with my family.

One of the seasonal desserts I made this week as these pretty and delicious mini Panettone cakes. Why not give this recipe a try over the weekend? They are lovely for breakfast with a nice cup of tea or coffee!

Mini Panettone Christmas Cakes {Martha Stewart recipe - photography by Mondomulia}

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