Fava beans, Peas, and Freekeh Salad

It’s seasonal produce at its BEST!

A couple of weekends ago, I had the chance to hide among the tall fava bean plants and dive deep to collect the long green pods.

I also kneeled down the search for the fresh pea pods hiding underneath barricades of pea vines. I stepped on numerous ones, despite being careful, attempting to reach a handful of pods sunbathing together in the open.

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Wild Zaatar Scrambled Eggs & Blooming April


You should know by now that I am a sucker for nature activities.

Apart from all the camping trips, road trips, and hikes that I’ve been a part of in the past couple of years, one project still stands out with so beautiful joyful memories; our rural lunch events.

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After a few camping trips, our friends were teased by all the posts and the fun times we share. They asked us to reveal our hideout. We did during the Autumn Secret saga that took place on three Sundays in September and October.

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Hot Cross Muffins

I’ve seen hot cross buns on the internet but never knew they were Easter recipe, and Good Friday in particular. This month, I bought my third issue of the Jamie magazine, spring issue, and saw a new twist on the hot cross buns. I said to myself, let’s give it a try.

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The recipe for Hot Cross Muffins in the magazine is gluten free, but since I have no problem with gluten, I used regular ingredients I can easily get. These muffins are sweet, flavorful, soft, and moist on the inside. They are enjoyable on their own, or with a cup of strong coffee, french press I’d say, during any time of the day. Continue reading