Orange Glazed Chicken and Fruit Skewers -Barbecue and Bonfire on the Beach

  Family outings can be real fun, especially when it is a weekend holiday by the seaside with two dozen excited people of all ages. Building sand castles, playing beach volleyball, bonfire parties, barbecuing, surfing, swimming, star gazing, day dreaming, relaxing… name it we did it ,whilst munching on the endless goodies which kept coming out…

Grilled Chicken Salad- Lebanese Fattoush

When you have been partying hard during the festive season and you have literally lost count of the calories, a fresh and healthy salad brunch comes as a life savior. Fattoush is a Lebanese peasant salad made with fresh vegetables, greens, crispy toasted pita bread and a flavorful sweet and tangy vinaigrette dressing made of…

Chocolate and Hazel Nut Cookies – deliciously chewy

Christmas time especially 23rd December makes me nostalgic. I did my schooling from a girls convent run by Christian Sisters. Every year on the 23rd, before the school closed for the winter vacation a Christmas play was enacted  . As I was one of the tallest girls in class   😀  I got to play the…

Chicken and Corn Casserole with mac ‘n cheese

  When the temperature is dipping and the freezing cold keeps you locked at home, what you need is the warmth of your ‘hearth’ to warm up  your ‘hearts’ 💕 ……..  Lol   😝 Did I just say that! ? Can’t believe I am coming up with funny prefaces for a food post 😀 ….

Coconut Chicken fry

I remember as a young child, my grand mom used to live in a little town and we used to visit her in our summer vacations. She was a very sweet lady, like most grand mothers are and I really used to look forward to those yearly visits. In those days, the only way to…

Sweet Roses – Eat them or gift them

I don’t know what Emma Goldman was thinking when she said, ‘I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck’ Roses are definitely a ‘you can’t go wrong’ gift for girls. Where they rank in the hierarchy to chocolates and diamonds is purely an individual choice I believe. But one thing for sure…

Rose Swirl Cake : Aromas and flavors is One today

              Aromas and Flavours is one year old today. It was a beautiful journey watching it grow with time. On the way, I made many friends, tried my hand at different recipes which I would never have imagined trying, learnt so many things from fellow bloggers,collected some fun awards, visited and…

Chinese biryani ?

Chinese biryani????? Biryani ,as we all know is a one pot rice and meat dish which has its roots in South Asia. There are different theories regarding the origin of Biryani, with the most popular being that it was brought to India by the Mogul rulers.However, the fact remains that Biryani is the most popular dish…

Kunafa: Dessert from the Desert

Last weekend, my dad took us all out for dinner to a Lebanese restaurant. Lebanese cuisine is mostly flavored with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, fresh herbs and the food is mostly grilled, baked or sauteed in olive oil. One dessert which really caught my attention and my taste buds was ‘Kunafa‘ Kunafa also known as Kanafeh…

My visit to the Food and Bakery business event

Last weekend, I had the chance to visit a Food and bakery business event. It provided an opportunity to the industry suppliers to interact, network and do business with Restaurants, Bakers and Caterers.Visitors to the show included Restaurant and bakery owners,Chefs, Food and grocery retailers, Bread and Biscuit Manufacturers,Food Connoisseurs, “Food writers and Bloggers”.  I clicked…