Archives for March 2014

Spice Spoon featured in Popinjay

Popinjay Shayma Saadat

Today I am featured on Popinjay’s website – have a look at the feature here!

Popinjay is a brand created by Saba Gul is an entrepreneurial venture which creates sustainable livelihoods for underprivileged women in Pakistan through their craft and design training programs.

This March, Popinjay launched their Made by Hand (#madebyhand) campaign to bring awareness and appreciation for all things handmade. They asked me if I would share one of my favourite recipes and tell their readers why it’s close to my heart. Thank you, Popinjay.

Noon Berenj – Thumbprint Rice Flour Cookies with Saffron & Rosewater for Persian Nowruz

Naan Berenj

The very joyous Nowruz – Persian New Year, is almost here and in honour of that, a group of 14 lovely Persian bloggers and I got together for a recipe round-up celebrating this vernal equinox, which will take place on Thursday, March 20th. I am honoured to be a part of this group, thanks to my paternal grandmother. As this imminent holiday approaches, out come the fragrant, musky saffron threads, gorgeous green pistachios, sweet almonds and other delicious ingredients to prepare sweet treats for sharing with friends and family members.Read More