Archives for 2009

Christmas: Roasted Figs & Cardamom

Before I leave for the holidays, I would like to post something about Christmas. This is my last post for the year. Wishing Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours. See you in 2010.

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Aubergine with Savoury Mince in the Afghan Manner: Bonjon Keema

bonjon keema
As promised, this is recipe part II, from the menu at the Nairobi Reunion dinner I hosted in my home for my childhood friends. Read More

Sawayan / Shir Khurma: Vermicelli Pudding in the Pakistani / Afghan Manner


This is the recipe for the vermicelli pudding my mother, Ami, prepares every Eid, which I wrote about in my post about her on Motherhood: The Final Frontier.Read More

My Guest Post on Motherhood: The Final Frontier (Plus Preview of My Mum’s Vermicelli Pudding)

ami and me MTFFIt’s been an absolute honour for me to have had the opportunity to write a guest post on Motherhood: The Final Frontier, for one of my favourite bloggers / friends, a British girl (former pop-star) who blogs anonymously from California about her life as a mum. She inspired me to write a short piece about my mother. In Missing Person’s Report , I write about the difficulty in coming to terms with the fact that one’s mum has aged; I still see her through the optic of a young child.Read More