• Flourless Almond Ricotta Lemon Cake

    When I wrote this post yesterday afternoon I was listening to some classical Arabic songs by Fairuz and Abdel Halim Hafez (my best friend Wihane can back me up on this because she called me and noticed the background music). I remember my childhood days when I used to beg my mom to turn off

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  • Mango Tart

    The first signs of spring are finally here! It’s been a very long and cold winter in New York City, and nothing makes me happier than the thought of warmer days ahead. Lately I’ve been craving (and day dreaming) of fruit based sweets and pastries โ€“ blueberry galettes, pomegranate pavlovas, raspberry ricotta mille-feuille, plum crumble

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  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    I never really thought about making homemade ice-cream until I came across a superb book called The Chocolate Bible. After going through the whole book over and over again (it never gets boring) I decided to try the custard based vanilla bean ice cream recipe โ€“ as well as other chocolate recipes. Custard based ice

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