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Things 2 get 4m London: Harrods Cocoa Dusted Almonds!

One thing to make sure is in your luggage and make sure you never board the plane from Heathrow without is the Harrods  cocoa dusted almonds! They are so addictive! You would pop in one almond after the other and savor the chocolaty taste… the chocolate is good… the chocolate powder on top gives the almonds a lovely feel on your tongue and it is so very good ❤

Highly recommended on your next trip to London!

A trip to hungry bunny Alkhafji…

We took a quick road trip to Khafji in KSA for the sole purpose of two reasons: 1- Find the book Hind wal 3askar i am searching for and 2- Visit Hungry Bunny for a nostalgic childhood Continue reading

Home Berry Frozen Yoghurt…

I was feeling a bit cranky yesterday at 9:30… and i was also craving some frozen yoghurt… for some reason New Q8 Bride’s post kept popping into my head so i went to my mother and sister and asked if they want any frozen yoghurt? You should have seen my mother’s beam when i said they deliver it to your door step!!! Continue reading

Blast from the Past: After 8 Chocolate Mints!

Whenever i see the dark green box of After 8 chocolate mints something comes over me and i grab my self a box for me to enjoy later. It is not the best tasting chocolate on earth but there is something different about it’s dark colors and posh feel and it’s tangy minty taste is quite special to my heart for it pulls me back in time to my 80’s childhood… my father would bring home a box and i would hover around waiting for his fingers to hand me the little elegant dark paper pouch containing a little sliver of chocolate with sugary mint center! I always hated how tiny and thin the chocolate portion was… i always wanted it to be bigger for i wasn’t allowed to eat the whole box in one go… but now i am allowed to so i don’t mind at all 😀

Do you like After 8 mints?! Do you have any childhood memories attached to it?

Things 2 Do in London: Selfridges Shoe Galleries!

If you are planning on a bit of post xmas shopping… one place i would want to start with is the New Selfridges Shoe Galleries! Continue reading

Crimson Garden’s Zerda “Muhalbiyat”

The Bodouir commented on my Zerda Post the other day that Crismon Garden makes something similar to the dessert i described. I had to see for my self of course so on Friday i went with my mom and my husband to Crimson Garden Spoons… the weather was amazing and we sat outside, people watching and eating their yummy food… at the end of the meal we ordered tea and their “m7lbiyat” which was described as having 7alwa at the bottom and m7lbiya on top with… it came and it looked so very good!

It was topped with caramalized almonds, pistachios, and rose petal flakes… the m7lbiya was really good but the bottom 7alwa was a bit harder than the zerda i have tried… all together it is a good dessert that is very similar to the Zerda i am looking for… if you pass by Crimson Garden i would highly recommend it 😀

Book Review: Waiter Rants!

I was going through my library sorting my books and arranging some for a new garage sale when i saw Waiter Rant. I can’t believe i never blogged about this book!

Back in 2008 when i first started blogging i read about a blogger, Steve Dublanica, who was a waiter and blogged about his waitering chronicles. His blog posts got him a book deal and so the book Waiter Rant was born! I love blogging success stories so i got the book immediately and i was so glad i did. The book was hilarious, crazy situations, plus it gives you great insights on what happens in the kitchen and what the waiters might be thinking or expecting. I stopped going to restaurants on holiday days (new years or valentines for example) because of Steve’s advice which made so much sense…

The book is definetly a keeper and i am planning on a 2nd reading soon. Plus there is new second book, Keep the Change, that is out as well and i am looking forward to buying and reading it soon…

To visit Steve’s blog and have a glimpse of what the book might be like go to

To buy the book from amazon click here 

Things to do in London: British Museum’s Book of the Dead Exhibition!

One thing i love most about London is the vast amount of interesting exhibitions they have year round! As i am a sucker for anything historic and related to the ancient Egyptian dynasty i couldn’t wait to visit the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead Exhibition in my favorite museum in London.. The British Mesuem! Continue reading

Are you a 7alwa fan!?

One guilty pleasure i cannot resist is the orangy translucant gooey texture of 7alwa infused with saffron and nuts… just smelling it makes my heart melt… i cannot resist it… yet i run away from it… when i go to bahrain i make sure to go to the old souk early in the morning when they roll out the halwa carts then start pouring it in plastic containers… it would stay warm until evening and tastes so fresh… However, the best 7alwa i have ever tasted was an Omani Halwa sent by Sultan Qaboos of Oman to an Emiraty family in Dubai… we were visiting the Emiraty Family in 1996 and they presented us with that 7alwa… OMG!!!

and as much as i love 7alwa i hate rahash… i cannot stand it’s muddy texture and weird bold taste!!! Sadly 7alwa in Q8 is horrible in comparision to it’s khaleji ones 😦

Are you a 7alwa fan?! If you are where do you get your fix from?!

Things 2 Get 4m London: Tassimo Coffee Machine!

One thing worth lugging all the way from London is this amazing coffee machine Tassimo. Yes we at home have more than one brand of coffee machines (check here) and we are hopeless coffeeholics. However this machine is MORE than just a coffee machine! How? Continue reading

Koshary Take 2: Koshary Jo7a’s

Yesterday afternoon as i got out of my orthodontists appointment i had to eat something soft to eat… and since i was craving Koshary anyways i thought let me make the trip to the alleys of Hawalli to get my self some…

I honked and yelled and cursed all the way Koshary Jo7a in 7awalli, the behind Fotokina on the same street as Hasan Abuls & Alshaye3… don’t know the street’s name though… i got there, ordered my self a koshary for two and came back home…

I already had some chickpeas… so i mixed the stuff up and took the picture… Boy does it look different from the one i got the other day! It was more appetizing and much more fresh! Tasted amazing too!!!

Highly recommended for a first Koshary Trial 😀

Things 2 Do in London: Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food!

Since i get so nervous on the day i am travelling back to Q8 i usually only have breakfast and skip lunch… therefore by the time i go past customs into the tax free area in Heathrow Terminal 5 i would be STARVING…

Knowing that the only meal that would await me on the plane is hours away and is actually a gooey greasy mushroom rissotto… i would Continue reading

Lovely Custom T-Shirts from FreeDumbTees!

FreeDumbTees is a new Q8y business specilized in designing custom shirt for all occasions. I took a look at their website and i truely liked their designs! I am a person who owns 20,000 Tshirts so i know i will be placing my order soon… i just have to clear up some space in the cupboard :p

Things 2 Do in London: A Stroll in Sloane Square!

I love walking through Sloane Square especially on Saturday Mornings when a market is set up and you can find yummy things to buy! I also love sitting in Pattiserrie Continue reading

Who Makes the Best Koshary in Q8?

I woke up this morning with the strangest craving ever… I was craving Koshary!

Not only plain old koshary… no no no it won’t do… i was craving koshary topped with chickpeas… something we do not have in Q8… this strange craving comes from reading Ansam’s Post about Koshary Abu Tareq!!!

What was i supposed to do now? People wake up craving toast biscuits croissant not Koshary! Koshary Jo7a make pretty good koshary and considering the horrible weather outside today i couldn’t drive all the way to Hawalli -i feared for my safety- so i went online and searched… apparently Koshary Taw El Lail that is being sold in Surra & Khaldiya co-op is supposed to be good.

So i drove there and got my self some… and some chickpeas as well… i put them together and tried the combo together… not bad but didn’t taste as good as i expected it to be…

The craving is still not satisfied… i must retry the combination from elsewhere! if you are a fan of Koshary do you know of Koshary place other than Koshary Jo7a that sells pretty good Koshary please?!