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The Jeddah I know… from my eyes , for yours. I have spend 30 + years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This was mainly due to my parents moving to the land of Oil, for a brighter future in early 80’s. My brought up, schooling and childhood memories were fired in the city of Jeddah; a city named to as the Bride of the Red Sea. Having spent most of my life there, I consider it as my home town. 20 years back, the definition of home town and nationality was more accurate based on which city you are born in, and what color is yourRead More →

Ramadan means special cooking and creating nostalgic food to dig into . Though I have yet to recreate the decide Basbousa Soufflé that my neighbor made..but this simple and quick recipe sates the appetite.. FYI.. Be ready for strong flavor in small bites! Ingredients 2½ cups coarse semolina 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup caster sugar Half cup self-raising flour 1 cup thick yoghurt 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 tsp vanilla extract 25 blanched almonds Syrup 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp rosewater Instructions Preheat the oven to 180 C. Mix the semolina, coconut, sugar, flour, yoghurt,Read More →