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Baking tips

  • Baking tips to become a great baker

    Do you feel overwhelmed and panicky when someone asks you to bake anything? Try some or all of these baking tips that I've learnt over the years, to help you become a great baker. Baking is NOT rocket ...

  • Cooking tips

  • How to make Caramelised Onions like a Pro

    Caramelised onions are a versatile condiment or addition to savory dishes and add a deep flavour and subtle sweetness. It is easy to make although it requires time and patience for the best result. ...

  • Pantry Staples

      Pantry staples are essential for home cooks like myself, who between long days at work and peak hour traffic, are not inclined to spend hours at the stove on time consuming or complicated week ...

  • General Tips

  • 7 Tips to reduce food waste

    World Food Day was a timely reminder that not everyone in the world has a balanced meal every day and that at least one in nine people go to sleep hungry at night. Living in Dubai with all it's visible ...

  • Travel tips

  • The truth about travelling solo as a Muslim woman

    The truth about travelling solo as a Muslim woman is that very often, despite our conservative lifestyles and religious observance, we have no other option. Although solo women travellers are no longer ...

  • Venice travel guide – why to visit before it sinks

    I would have loved to write this Venice travel guide with my late mother, because she is the only reason I added a visit to La Serenissima to my itinerary. She loved and collected Venetian glass since ...

  • Florence travel guide – How to survive the beige

    After leaving the grandeur of Rome, I arrived in Florence to find it unexpectedly dull and unassuming. It may have been the overcast and grey skies, or it may have been the shades of ochre and beige ...

  • Rome – How to make the most of a short stay

    My best advice for a visit to Rome is how to make the most of a short stay. More than any of the other cities I visited in Italy, the regional and foreign visitors to Rome appeared almost manic in ...

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