Gourmet Pink BakeOff

the gourmet pink bake off, hosted by the Ahlan gourmet magazine last month at the dubai mall was a challenging task. it was a contest for 35 dirhams and I just wanted to be a part of the contest. I really wanted to win the taste test but unfortunately I didn’t it’s not that it was not tasty but it was too simple.
here is a glimpse of the event.

in order

1. my cake send for the entry

2. the cakes i took for the bake sale

3. my first customer (she was standing near my desk and asked her mama to buy this cake) oh am so happy that my cake attracted this tiny sweet girl. these little things matter a lot to me when there is no appreciation for hard work by close ones.

4. she was ann and she won the fastest selling contest and she was so helpful and kind enough to reach out and promote which helped sell 15 of my cakes.

5-13 then some of the contestants and their lovely cake

14. that’s the winner in pink eliza and next to her is me

15. our group picture with the ahlan team

16. the final bake off challenge for the 2 winners was to decorate the papa rotti bun with a topping

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Memories of Eid in Dubai

I lived at jumeira village circle on lavender 2. It is a very posh area with a few buildings and some shops. I always enjoyed looking around the neighbourhood and sharing a smile with someone looking to make friends. The first year of my stay was very lonely and spent keeping my door open or looking out of the window. So when I was standing out a neighbour who was going shopping for eid said salams and I replied back. So the next time I cooked a string hopper and sent to her in thoughts of making friends. my bowl was returned with a lebanese soup, flat bread and a delicious stuffed capsicum in a red sauce or gravy.

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The next eid festival I was gifted with the sweets on the picture above. it was so delicious that I literally asked her for more of those sweets the next time I met her. I seriously miss those corridor friendship.
 

 

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Last year my eid al adha festival in dubai was spent with just a couple of friends invited home for lunch.
Cooking for friends was fun and shopping for sweets at carrefour was enjoyable. It was my first encounter with macaroons. Dubai is where I was introduced to macaroons and its where I tasted those lovely colorful yummmies.

Eid night was spent watching movies either at home or at dubai mall which will be jam packed with no space for parking. I really miss dubai.

Life is a roller coaster where you’ve got to go through those curves to live.

So always hold tight to your memories and cherish every moment you live.

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Movie – Nachos & Hotdogs

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The dark night rises (bat man) was recently released on the 16th of august in cinemas around Dubai.
A movie about a superhero called bat man well that’s no more a kids movie.
It was really awesome.
Watching it at the worlds largest mall the Dubai mall which has over 25 cinema theaters with a bucket of pop corns or a box of nachos, a large coke and a hot dog was something I love.
Batman was so interesting that I never even thought of eating hotdogs.
Yea, who will!!!

In front of the Dubai mall

The picture above is the front courtyard of the Dubai mall. The one of many things that gave me a beautiful imagination of Dubai which developed into a thought that I should live in Dubai someday. Now living in Dubai for the past one year and having
Completed looking around I miss my home town, But Dubai is such a nice country and there are many types of people from various cultures living here. I enjoy staying here and every moment I get new ideas and keep exploring various topics.