Christmas, 1994-Present

Merry merry Christmas, everybody! After 2 Christmases spent in China (2015) and Egypt (2016), I am finally able to spend Christmas in my adoptive city of Dubai. Over the past few years, I have had several Christmas “epiphanies,” if you will: different experiences, different joys and even disappointments in the quote-and-quote most wonderful time of the year. This blog is a brief chronicle of my search for the true meaning of this holiday season. The best Christmases I could remember as a child were the Christmases I received Barbie dolls. I remember unwrapping a gift from one of my godmothers … Continue reading Christmas, 1994-Present

Woman VS Kitchen: Roz Bil Shaareyyah (Egyptian-Style Rice with Vermicelli)

Inspired by last week’s successful culinary experiment, I have decided to post my simplified recipe for roz bil shaareyyah, an Egyptian-style rice dish with sautéed vermicelli. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of vermicelli 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter 2 cups of white rice 4 cups of … Continue reading Woman VS Kitchen: Roz Bil Shaareyyah (Egyptian-Style Rice with Vermicelli)