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organising my kitchen-saffron thru glass copy

I spent the whole morning re-organising my kitchen cupboards. I don’t particularly like doing housework but the lovely shop near me, Chiki Chic, have recently received new jars which I liked. Also, last Thursday was my first day as chef-in-residence at Leighton House and my first session was all about Middle Eastern ingredients. So, both the new jars and the need for a nice presentation were good incentives for re-organizing my spices, ingredients, etc.,ย weeding them out and putting those that were still in plastic bags into glass jars — in the process I found that I had enough saffron to fill a 250 g jar! It took a long time and the exercise wasn’t totally efficient. The small jars don’t stack properly as I thought they would.

organising my kitchen-spices copy

The large jars stack but the largest are only 750 g and many of my packets of ingredients like rice and flour come in 1 kg packs. Still, it is an improvement on what I had before and I got rid of all the plastic although I kept some of the old jars and branded containers to break the monotony. A morning well spent I would say. Now I can go back to my recipe writing! Oh, and if you are in London this coming week, come and see me in Leighton House next Thursday. I will be talking about Middle Eastern spice mixtures and on Saturday, I will be demonstrating how to make beautiful dips.

organising my kitchen-ingredients copy


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    What time for Thursday and Saturday? What happens for the rest of the week in residence at Leighton House? Hope to see you. How’s the sore throat? Nxx


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    i am only now getting over it. it’s been really bad. both days are from 2 to 4 pm. and there will be another thursday then a visit to my kitchen on the 26th. would be great if you came over to one or more of them. xxx


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    Just discovered your blog, website and cookery books. A happy discovery as we love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine! ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to following your blog posts.


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    Leighton House, if only! I don’t remember seeing a kitchen there? Post photos of your surroundings and your dips, please.

    Cabinets look soooo efficient.


  • Warning: Undefined array key 36 in /data/40/0/131/109/783598/user/802494/htdocs/anissahelou/wp-content/themes/Anissa/functions.php on line 377

    Salemtik anissa!..when i was younger our house maid used to boil me fresh orange juice, then add honey to it and make me drink it. It doesn’t taste that good but it really soothes sore throats in no time.try it, hope it will help.
    It’s maamouls season here. Kel Eid w enti bkheir.


  • Warning: Undefined array key 36 in /data/40/0/131/109/783598/user/802494/htdocs/anissahelou/wp-content/themes/Anissa/functions.php on line 377

    w enta min ahlo (is this the correct answer to kil eid w enti bkheir?) i wish i had a maid who would make me concoctions to soothe my throat!! thank you for the wishes ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Warning: Undefined array key 36 in /data/40/0/131/109/783598/user/802494/htdocs/anissahelou/wp-content/themes/Anissa/functions.php on line 377

    no, they don’t have a kitchen. shame i was too rushed to take pictures from my first session. will take some on Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚ and you’re right. cabinets much more efficient now!!


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    so glad to see you here julia and look forward to hearing from you in the next posts. i know your blog ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Warning: Undefined array key 36 in /data/40/0/131/109/783598/user/802494/htdocs/anissahelou/wp-content/themes/Anissa/functions.php on line 377

    well no, it would be more of an answer for tosbahi 3ala kheir or sabah el kheir :)..but it’s all the same eventually.


  • Warning: Undefined array key 36 in /data/40/0/131/109/783598/user/802494/htdocs/anissahelou/wp-content/themes/Anissa/functions.php on line 377

    oh, i should brush up on my arabic. then i’ll just say kil eid w enta bkheir, a little late though!! and i would have said save some ma’mul for me except that i’ve changed my plans and will now come to beirut in february. xmas is a mad rush there and the traffic is crazy. better off staying here and working then going there when all is quiet and much nicer weather than here which is also the case in december ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Warning: Undefined array key 36 in /data/40/0/131/109/783598/user/802494/htdocs/anissahelou/wp-content/themes/Anissa/functions.php on line 377

    LOVE THOSE JARS WISH I COULD GET THEM IN INDIA THEY ARE GOOD…

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