Want a Shorter Labor? Eat Dates.

The Tuareg people of Algeria’s Sahara desert say you can survive the inhospitable climate on just 3 dates for 9 days. If you don’t find water on the 10th day, you die. Well, I guess that’s the bad news. Dates have been cultivated in the arid deserts of the Middle East and North Africa for…

Zlabia North African Honey Fritters 💥

DEEP FRIED SUGAR PRETZEL. That’s basically what we’re talking about here. So, now that I have your attention let me introduce you to one of my favourite North African sweets — zlabia . This pastry is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before. It’s ridiculously sweet and sticky. I don’t even want to entertain the idea of how…

Algerian Orange Flower Lemonade 🍋

When Ramadan and Summer are both just around the corner, that means one thing: cherbet. Cher-WHAT? You’re asking. Well, let me introduce you to the summer drink of your dreams. It’s an Algerian lemonade with a secret ingredient. MILK. Seriously. Milk. Who would have thought? My mother-in-law makes this from scratch using fresh lemons picked…

Double-Double Banana Bread 🍌🍞

Today I read a study that concluded Britons throw away over 1.4 million bananas EVERY DAY. That’s an insane amount of food waste! One of the benefits of small-space living is that I also have very little space for food storage. I do my shopping on Saturdays with a full-list of what I need for…