Welcome to Riyadh

I cannot believe that I have not posted pictures of Riyadh earlier for you all to see. I took some nice pictures this weekend. Well, nice to me since I do like rather odd things. Have a look at where I love, enjoy.

This is the pretty basket I chose for my fruit bowl.

This is a clay pan to cook with I bought from the shop below. This is an Eastern tradition that makes the food taste amazing. (I can not wait to cook in this baby)

Boat rides at Salam Park

Clay Shop filled with items for baking… Continue reading

Pickled Lemons/Garlic

Many people love pickled vegetables but hey I am not one of those people. I actually despise pickled foods. It is somewhat funny though because I can not seem to get away from it. Back home in Tennessee people pickle anything and then I come here to Saudi Arabia, and they do the same thing. Therefore, I am sure your wondering why I made this recipe if I hate it so much. This recipe is not like any other pickling you will ever taste. And no I do not eat these lemons and garlic straight up, who knows maybe someone… Continue reading

Baked Kofta and Potatoes

1/2 kg ground lamb (or lean beef)
1 white onion, minced
2 potatoes, cleaned, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup water
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons tomato paste

1. In a mixing bowl add lamb, onion, salt, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, coriander and garlic, mix well. Shape meat into golf size balls. In a small bowl, add tomato paste, lemon, salt and water, mix well.

 2. In a round 9 inch baking pan,… Continue reading

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