Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Cucumber and Yogurt Salad is a popular salad throughout the Middle East especially Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The tongue cooling salad is especially nice when paired with a spicy dish.  In Arabia when one refers to yogurt it is the plain thick yogurt that those of you in the West refer to as Arabic or Greek yogurt. Flavored yogurts are… Continue reading


Thamool is one of my favorite snacks to make
and serve with afternoon tea. This golden disc is buttery bread like snack
filled with black seeds. Black seeds also called black cumin are an important
part of a Muslim diet and we like to add it things when we can and of… Continue reading

Arabic Pita Bread

Over the years I have had so many requests for Arabic pita bread but never got around to posting the recipe. My mammaw gave me a homemade cookbook when I got married and it contained this recipe and has since been the only pita bread recipe that I have ever used. Why change a good thing right? Since moving to the Middle East I have not made homemade pita bread. It’s freshly made here at
all times and even hot when you get it and did I mention dirt cheap. It’s about 1 riyal for a big pack which is… Continue reading

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