Archives for January 2012

Happy 2012 & My Workshop

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Dear Lovely Readers, Thank you for your readership over the past few years and for all the support.

I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year- I hope that you had a fun and relaxing holiday.

Many of you have kindly written, asking if I have stopped blogging- oh dear, that is most definitely not the case. I am still going to blog- to cook, to write, to photograph- do all things which I adore; I hope to resume blogging again in a few weeks.

x shayma


For my Canadian readers- I will be teaching a ‘cocktail party workshop’ at Evergreen Brickworks on February 9th, entitled: FOOD IS LOVE– based on my childhood memories. I’ll be teaching you how to create small Persian- and Pakistani-spiced plates, (a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian) influenced by the recipes I have inherited from the women in my family, while giving them a modern twist. Preparing Persian or Pakistani dishes can seem time-consuming and challenging, but they are not. Come and join us to prepare small plates using ingredients from our farmer’s market. I will also be preparing a fancy-coloured cocktail to pair with the treats.

On the cocktail menu, there will be the following, for example:

Pomegranate & Rosewater Essence Sparkling Wine Cocktail

Saffron Chicken and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Brochette with a Cucumber Yoghurt Dip

Farmer’s Cheese, Dried Cranberry, Walnut and Tarragon Tartine

This is the link to sign up for my workshop.