In My Kitchen

Recipes and the stories that inspire a way of living everyday. "The Food I Love" Lidija

Chef Recipe – Moroccan Chicken Pastilla

During my recent culinary spotlight at Ninive, I had the pleasure of learning the process behind Chef Gilles Bosquet's version of a classic Moroccan pastlla - a delicate pastry that brings sweetness into a savory dish. Chef Gilles prepares his pastilla in individual...

In My Kitchen: Fresh Strawberry Tart

Fresh Strawberry Tart  When I found a crate of perfectly ripe strawberries last week, I knew that besides grabbing them by their stem and devouring them whole, I had to make a luscious dessert to showcase their beauty. Turns out that a light, pastry cream filled...

Chef Recipe – Beef Fatayer By Gilles Bosquet

Chef Gilles of Ninive shares his recipe for beef Fatayer, a savory pastry filled with ground beef, cinnamon, pine nuts, and raisins.  Served with a light salsa, the fatayer is delicious, comforting and an ode to the flavors of the Middle East. BEEF FATAYER – makes...

Passion Fruit Meringue Tart Recipe

Passion fruit meringue tart I've had a soft spot for passion fruit many, many years.  My husband and I went on holiday to the Island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean  circa 1998.  The island is divided in two parts, one side is Dutch, and the other, French.  Although...

My Apricot Pistachio Tart Recipe

Apricot Pistachio Tart One of the things I love about Ramadan is the stillness that takes over the city, when you can literally feel the energy shifting from a fast paced business hub to an almost zen-like retreat. While daily life goes on as normal, the significance...

An Easy Salmon Tartare Recipe

Salmon Tartare With temperatures nearly as hot as the sun, I’m seriously searching for ways to cool down as we inch our way towards summer. That includes shifting my exercise routine from land to water, and hiding a chic foldable Japanese fan inside my handbag. If you...

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