Desserts + Sweets Snacks

    Persian Carrot and Pistachio Cake with Rose Cream

    Persian carrot, almond and pistachio cake | Wandering Spice

    A show of hands: how many of you have shelves stacked with cookbooks that you rarely use? They’re fiercely dog-eared. Corresponding memos litter your phone while notes scribbled in the margins detail dinner parties still waiting to happen.

    Well, you’re not alone. Sometime last year, I made a pact with myself to make good on my promise (from the previous year…) to honour the grit of the writers on my shelves by cooking from their books. Knowing what little I know of cookbook writing, it can a gruelling process, one that at the very least deserves a bit of love in return. Continue Reading

  • Vegetarian eggplant and cauliflower maqloubeh | Wandering Spice
    Main Dishes Vegetarian + Vegan

    Eggplant & Cauliflower Maqloubeh

    My ‘Muslim upbringing’ was similar to that of many of my Christian friends; a sort of Religion Lite in which we celebrated holidays (both Eids and Christmas) with family, lots of food, and corresponding seasonal ornaments.…

  • On the way home, a visit to Koh Rang Yai, a small uninhabited island 5km from Phuket. There was a little bar, some chairs and that's about it.
    Destinations Life

    Seven days in Phuket

    Phuket means something different to everyone. For some, it’s a tourist haven. For others, it’s all about the beaches. Or, the food. Or, the questionable sex shows. The ladyboys. The alluring islands. The food. The…

  • King prawns | Wandering Spice
    Basics + How-To's

    A week of groceries

    A few months ago, we decided to simplify. We cleaned out our closets, parted with excess furniture, and bagged up clothes that we’d hung onto for a suspiciously long time. Little by little, excess papers and trinkets…

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    Hello again!

    Why, hello there. It’s been months – four months! – since my past post. I’m happy to declare the wait for new stuff to be officially over, that is if anyone other than my Mom…