Monday, July 29, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade {SRC}

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It's time again for The Secret Recipe Club.  This month I was assigned Fran's Favs.  Fran is an Italian Foodie and a very experienced cook.  I loved going through her recipes and first was stuck on her Twinkie Clone recipe.  It was the first recipe I saw and it immediately made me think of Baba (my father).  

Monday, July 22, 2013

Vanilla Ice Cream without the Cream and a {Giveaway}

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The dish used in the picture was my Nana's (maternal Grandfather)

UPDATE: After some more research I've come to know that Vanilla Bean Paste is actually NOT HALAL.

When I bought my ice cream maker attachment I was so excited.  Then I looked for recipes and they were all loaded with cream.  So my search for a great ice cream recipe without the cream began.  After much searching I found a recipe that we all love.  And what would a great vanilla ice cream be without great vanilla flavour!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mango Date Green Monster {Guest Post}

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This will be a different Ramadan.  A Ramadan without Baba.  In the picture above I have placed a pocket watch we found in Baba's things.  It is an antique pocket watch and my dad had written on the bag Eglinton Ave E/Laird (where he bought it) and $5.35.  Baba was such an organized man.  Always thought of everything and made sure everything was in place.  During Ramadan, iftari at my parents place was usually the tradtional waday, dahi baday and aloo bonday.  All things Baba loved.  He could never resist the Iftari.  When my brother and I were still at home, Baba would buy baklava and chocolate every Ramadan.  We would always have some at sehri/suhoor.  May Allah forgive him and grant him Jannat-ul-Firdous.  May Allah make this easy time for Mummy.  Ameen.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Strawberry Popsicles

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Recently I found a great organic strawberry farm near our place.  My mom tagged along with us and we all had a lot of fun.  We came home with a 7 litre basket full of strawberries and now the big task of what to do with all of the strawberries.  Unfortunately the strawberries weren't very sweet but they were very juicy.  I gave a shot at a strawberry donut recipe but that was a major fail.  Next up was strawberry popsicles!  I've been wanting to make popsicles at home for awhile now.  These were so simple to make and were really good.  You should adjust the amount of sugar to how sweet your strawberries are.  I always get weary of adding lemon juice to recipes that I want sweet to I significantly reduced the amount.  These were a great treat and I hope you give them a try!

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