Lemonade and Orange Sorbet

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Last month I had the chance to pass by Saida, in South Lebanon, throughout our Clown Me In tour, and see the stalls of the last few citrus varieties before the season is over.

I bought a 20kg crate of beautiful yellow lemons and another of Valencia oranges and got them home. I swear I spent a whole afternoon with a big bowl of water to wash them and the zester to zest most of those lemons and orange and freeze them for later use. I’m grateful for sitcoms and comedy shows that kept me company all day.
But I can’t complain.
It felt good. Relaxed and unwound with the zesty citrus aromas.
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Salted Caramel No-Churn Ice Cream

It’s true we are in September but Summer is not over yet!

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I don’t have a “Back to School” alert to bring on the Summertime Sadness, yet the sadness is looming around. Yet nothing beats a good dose of nature, booze, and ice cream.

I am getting some dozes of booze, but not enough nature for this Summer to last me through the winter time. So bring in more booze and the ice cream! Continue reading

Labneh and Blueberry No-Churn Ice Cream

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It is not getting any cooler in Beirut. Whenever I get the chance to escape to the mountains I would not miss the chance. This weekend, we were running crazy serving burgers at 1670m above sea level at the Zaarour Lakeside Festival for 3 days.

The view was fanstastic and our burgers were nothing you could ever taste anywhere else. Perfectly crafted by us, the chefs of BiBayti, no one has tasted our burgers and was disappointed. Hire us, or hire me, and we’d bring everything to your backyard or apartment and make a delightful feast for you to enjoy! Continue reading

Lactose and sugar-free creamy dark chocolate sorbet

Do you remember the ice cream machine we uncovered this spring while fixing the house and made this cherry cheesecake swirl ice cream?

It was fun!

Not anymore.

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Nectarine and Apple Pie

It’s fall.

Lebanon hasn’t failed to show us that. Days of rain and storms, cold weather, and autumn fruits.

I think I’m starting to grow fond of spring and autumn. They are the seasons that have moderate temperatures, beautiful clear weather and delicious produce (although I wouldn’t lie to you, I’m taking a jacket with me to work and I’m having a thick cover at night over me)

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