Re’s Organic Farm Fresh Produce Basket

By | January 15, 2014

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The fact that I’m a vegetarian also means I’m a picky eater and an even pickier food shopper. When I shop for fruits and vegetables I tend to go to several different places each week because I always look for the freshest produce available which is not always easy to come by especially in your local co-op. This week however I had quite a nice break from my greens shopping because of the arrival of an overflowing fresh farm produce Read more »

The Gelato Marathon

By | August 17, 2013

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Since the holy month of Ramadan and Eid days are now over I’m trying to get into my normal daily life routine, plus going on a diet to control my appetite after the daily feasts of the past few weeks. I have been doing very good, only my friends who I haven’t been out with in forever were craving gelato and one thing led to another and we found ourselves having a mini gelato marathon in the Avenues. Read more »

Alberdawny’s Iftar Feast & Eid Gift

By | August 13, 2013

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For the last iftar meal I’ve had in the holy month of Ramadan in 2013, I was surprised by Al-Berdawny Palace Lebanese restaurant. Five minutes before iftar time the most beautiful Eidiya ever was delivered to my iftar table. Eidiya is the Read more »

Stayha Lebanese Restaurant’s Bloggers Ghabga

By | August 4, 2013

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Last week I received an invitation from a newly opened Lebanese restaurant in Kuwait, Stayha, to attend a special bloggers Ramadan dinner or ghabga as we call it in Kuwait. The  event was handled by non other that our dear friend and fellow blogger Ansam who did a very good job indeed from invitations to hosting the dinner. The invitation came with Read more »

My Relaxed Ramadan Ghabga

By | July 29, 2013

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It’s been a while since I’ve had friends over. I’ve been too tired lately and with all the Ramadan fasting and meal preparations I haven’t had a moment to relax. During the holy month of Ramadan people gather for a “ghabga” and there are many ghabgas going around. A ghabga is a dinner party Read more »

Man’oushe Saj Trays

By | July 28, 2013

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of having Man’oushe Saj Trays sent to me for my iftar table. Man’oushe is a Lebanese restaurant and they provided me with four different boxes of saj sandwiches with different condiments in each box. The box is sturdy and the contents are neatly arranged inside on plastic plates and covered with a plastic paper. Read more »

Ben’s Cookies Ramadan Gift

By | July 27, 2013

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A few days ago I received a small red tin from Ben’s Cookies branch in Kuwait. Naturally, I found several different types of cookies inside, all freshly baked and melt in your mouth soft. The tag on the tin box said “please use within four days”.  Read more »

Heavenly Pies from The Pastry Shop

By | July 25, 2013

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It was during the Holy month of Ramadan of last year that I’ve come to taste the scrumptious pies of The Pastry Shop! Excellent pies, with fresh ingredients and a flakey light crust and overall melt-in-your-mouth after the first bite feeling. This year I’ve had the pleasure of being sent more pies from The Pastry Shop, freshly baked and just out of the over, and they’ve been grazing my after iftar tea table ever since their arrival. Read more »

VIVA Telecom’s Ramdan 1434 Ghabga

By | July 24, 2013

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A few days ago I’ve seen one of the most innovative and personalised social media invitations on instagram addressed to me by Viva Telecom. A video, with scoops of melting Baskin Robbin’s Rainbow ice cream were involved, which incidentally Read more »

The Smart Wood Tiny Wardrobe Qerqaia’an

By | July 23, 2013

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I’ve seen many different types and kinds of Qerqaia’an presentations before, but I never expected that one day I’d received a teensy miniature wardrobe as a qerqaia’an! Smart Wood Company is a fine wood furniture manufacturers located in Kuwait and uses Read more »

Delightful Desserts from Cucinare Bakery

By | July 22, 2013

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Cucinare Bakery is a new bakery that opened up quite recently in Kuwait. Cucinare is is co-owned by the beloved Chef Hanouf Al-Balhan and the sweet Ala’a Al-Jarki and is located in Sha’ab yet still in its soft opening phase. Last week I received a big purple and green bag with two Cucinare products to try: the seasonal berries cake and a cookies raspberry chocolate tart. Read more »

The Night of the Ramadan Ghabga

By | July 21, 2013

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Considering the state of deadlock traffic post-iftar in Kuwait, I’ve decided not to venture outside my door until the end of the holy month of Ramadan. However, we decided to have a dinner gathering at our friend Shaima and it was supposed to be a casual get together ghabga to welcome back our friend FourMe home. A ghabga is a gathering or party usually held between iftar and suhoor meals in the holy month of Ramadan. Read more »

Heshoo Q8’s Qerqaia’an Bags

By | July 21, 2013

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Today is the 13th day of the holy month of Ramadan and it’s official, the Qerqaia’an is here! Qerqaia’an is like a traditional Kuwaiti occasion where children dress up and go from house to house signing and getting candy in return, kinda like a Kuwaiti Halloween. It’s a happy occasion long awaited by families who prepare for it months in advance and every year it seems people of Kuwait are Read more »

Re Cleansing Juices Ramadan Flavours

By | July 21, 2013

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Since I started today’s post with a healthy streak I thought I’d continue from the last post. Another trend that’s been going on in Kuwait for the past few months is the “detox juice diet”. One of the providers of the diet is a new business called Re and they set you up with a few day’s worth of different drinks naturally pressed and Read more »

Scoop a Cone’s Ramadan Gelato Bonbobs

By | July 20, 2013

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It was a very hot summer afternoon in Ramadan when the door bell rang and a big ice box from Scoop a cone was delivered to our door. If we weren’t fasting we would have torn into it right away, for all you need in this scorching weather is ice cold gelato and water. Read more »

Cake Story’s Ali Baba Dessert

By | July 19, 2013

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One of the local home businesses that I truly admire is Cake Story. Their desserts are amazing, their packaging is gorgeous, and their service is friendly and reliable. Last week I received a box of their special edition Ramadan desserts, and the box itself was telling an Arabian love story! Read more »

Versus Caffé Date & Cardamom Cheesecake

By | July 19, 2013

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Since we are in the holy month of Ramadan many restaurants and cafes have produced their own limited edition Ramadan menu items. Versus Caffé have a new dessert on the menu for Ramadan, a cardamom and dates cheesecake that is very rich and smooth. The cake arrived at my door in a huge and eye-catching hexagonal red and white box. Very modern indeed. Read more »

Designer Nora Al-Hathran’s Ramadan Gift

By | July 16, 2013

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With the start of the holy month of Ramadan I got a knock on my door, a big black and white Fauchon bag with golden tissue paper was handed to me. It was quite heavy and peeking from the golden sheets of paper was a fuchsia pink box decorated with stars and a crescent moon. Read more »

My Favourite Ramadan 2013 TV Ads

By | July 15, 2013

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For the past few years the ads we watch on TV during Ramadan have become somewhat of a thing to look forward to since many companies compete on producing the best ads for Ramadan. It’s a good thing considering we cannot watch five minutes of any TV series without being interrupted by ads, at least the ads are good and I enjoy watching them over and over again.  Read more »

Al-Farsi Kitchen Ramdan Gift

By | July 15, 2013

On the night before the arrival of holy month of Ramadan I received a big traditional box with my blog’s name on it. The box was from Al-Farsi Kitchens and sent to me as a Ramadan gift. Read more »

The Danish Bakery’s Ramadan Gift

By | July 15, 2013

On the day before the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan I received a cake from The Danish Bakery’s as a Ramadan greeting. I love everything about The Danish Bakery, from their unique shop layout where you can walk around and pick up whatever you desire to the delicious fresh sandwiches. They also have a killer Read more »

Eshda3wa’s Ramdan 2013 Gift

By | July 14, 2013

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My friend and estranged blogger eshda3wa dropped by my place on the second day of Ramadan in keeping up with her tradition of giving away Ramdan noqsa’s, a noqsa is the name we call the gifts in Kuwait by the way. This year, eshda3wa’s gift was also traditional with a wicker tray and five mini tin pots inside. Read more »

Party Land Ramdan Gift

By | July 13, 2013

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On the night before Ramdan I big fat white box made it to my door from Party Land. Inside, was a big styrofoam crescent and a star, all golden and glittery with the traditional Ramadan greeting of Mubarak Alaikum El Shahar written on the crescent and my instagram/twitter nickname on the star. Read more »

Ramadan Mubarak :)

By | July 9, 2013

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It’s official, the long awaited holy month of Ramadan will start tomorrow! On this blessed occasion, I would like to wish all my blog readers, my family, my friends, my loved ones, and  everyone I’ve met and dealt with through the blog a very blessed Ramadan. Mbarak 3leekom el shahar o 3sakom min 3owaddah insha2 Allah :)

I also would like to point out that I will try to make my “food” posts here and on instagram start by 5 P.M. during Ramadan and I will try to make them healthy and beneficial. Plus, I have a special Twitter Dewaniya announcement: we will start tomorrow dewaniya girls, I’ve missed you and I look forward to tweeting during Ramadan with you since I barely tweet anymore -too much politics-.

Mbarak 3leekom el Shahar once more, I cannot wait for tomorrow <3