1910′s Morocco: The Protectorate

Moroccan Soldiers

  If there is one European power who has made an indelible mark on Morocco it is France.  Beginning in the 15th century the Portuguese invaded and controlled the Atlantic coast but made no inroads to the country. As early as the 1830′s France expressed and began exercising interests in Morocco.  Throughout the 19th century […]

Beggar’s Linguine and an OXO {Giveaway}

Linguine and OXO Giveaway

  For a long time I’ve been battling recipes that have weight measurements instead of volume measurements. I just couldn’t get myself to buy a kitchen scale but as we’ve moved to a largely gluten-free home it’s become a necessity. So many gluten-free baking recipes call for a weight measurement and while I can estimate […]

Tartine with Honey Creme, Chevre and Za’atar

eiffel tower

  See that? It’s probably one of the most recognizable symbols around the world. I’ve always dreamed of the day I made it to France to see L’tour Eiffel up close and personal. On our way to Morocco we had a 13 hour layover in Paris and there was no chance we were spending it […]

Dorie’s Brioche


This is not healthy, this is not low fat.  This IS delicious.  Yeast breads and me haven’t really found our balance yet.  Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail when it comes to making this kind of bread.  I have been craving brioche in the worst way lately and it’s impossible to find where I […]

French Fridays with Dorie: Semolina Caramel Cake

This week I tackled the Semolina Caramel Cake. This was the recipe I was most looking forward to because it was the most “moroccan-like” recipe of the choices for this month.  I made four different desserts for our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday.  One of them was this cake.  Sadly, the pictures that I took are not uploading […]

French Fridays with Dorie: Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux

Roast chicken’s and I have a mixed relationship.  I  like them but I don’t like dealing with them.  I will never forget my first experience with a whole chicken.  It also began my entry into the world of exploring where my food actually came from.  Before I went to Morocco I had never touched raw […]