Every culture seems to have its own “go-to spice blend”. In France it is herbes de provence, in China they have the 5 spice, and in India they use garam masala. If you were wondering what’s in every Persian pantry, now you know: it’s called Advieh! … More What to do with the Persian mix: Advieh?
Where Portugal meets Austria: a scrumptious and unique pie. Make something different for Easter! … More Carrot jam pecan Linzer torte
February 27th is the National Cupcake Day in Canada. I know this is enough to get you excited, but what if in addition to creating happiness, cupcakes could save lives? That is the initiative of this event: Organise a cupcake party for friends, family or coworkers and donate the benefits of the cupcake sale to save abandoned, … More National Cupcake Day or how to make the world a better place (for real)
Razel’hanout is a North African curry. Exotic, delicate and flavorful it also has the advantage to not be hot or salty which makes it a very versatile spice blend. Here are 6 ideas on how to use it. … More How do I use Razel’hanout ?
Halloween is my favorite celebration of the year.
I get all excited, creative and crafty when I realize all of the options that I have.
In order to limit the excuses for not celebrating, the theme this year will be: How to organize a Halloween party in no time? … More Halloween in a hurry!
Marrakech can really be an overwhelming city! The sounds, the smell, the sellers trying to catch your attention everywhere, … When visiting this city, you NEED a safe and relaxing place when all of the stress gets released. With no hesitation, this place is the Majorelle garden. This garden was conceived by a French artist: … More The Majorelle Garden in Marrakech – a MUST in such buzzing city!
You can’t go to Morocco and not have a glass of tea. Moroccans drink it all day long at any occasion. To start the day, finish a meal, take a break, start a negotiation, etc. They never miss an opportunity to warm the teapot! Tea is usually offered in restaurants and if you enter a … More Tea in Morocco: a Symbol of Hospitality
Like I said in another post, Morocco is a country of traditions. One of them is still very present in the culture: the Hammam. Besides the obvious relaxing aim of such dispositive in foreigners mind, there is another reason why Hammams are so popular and present all over the country. In fact, a lot of … More The Hammam experience in Marrakech
It is literally impossible walk around spice shops in Marrakech without having every single sellers trying to make you smell their marchandise. The good part of it is that between 2 sneezes, you can actually find some treasures. That’s what happened to us with this eucalyptus crystals. It is a concentrate of eucalyptus essence in … More The eucalyptus miracle!
Marrakech might seem like a jumble but everything is actually very organized and the government does its best to keep it safe. The main square for example and most of its littles markets : “souks” are equipped with cameras. You will also see policemans all over the city keeping an eye on tourists: they are … More Security and money in Marrakech