Thursday, 25 February 2016

Glamping in Morocco

Glamping {Glamourous Camping} is a bit of a buzzword at the moment
and lets face it, Morocco is made for Glamping!
The rich history of the desert  is one of tents and bedouins, carpets and camels.
The ability to transform a corner of the desert into a home with architectural tents and beautiful textiles is not a new concept here,
so lets take a trip . . .

 enjoy the silence of the sahara in comfort

  wall to wall beni ourain carpets,

I would be happy to have a bedroom like this, let alone a tent!

breakfast en plein air - love these embroidered grass mats, so keep an eye out on shouf!
as I might include some after my next trip!

and the soft glow of lamplight at the end of the day,

all images via Mon Maroc Guidea website morocco full of glamourous glamping options that have been personally curated by  Maria
Camps featured here: El Khiam Ahlam, La Pause, and Scarabeo Camp


Friday, 12 February 2016

harissa round-up

I thought I would end the week up on a slightly heated note
with some ideas and links of what to do with that jar of harissa sitting on your shelf!

Yesterday I posted a link on my facebook page for this recipe
 for HARISSA SWEET POTATO LATKES which I am planning to try this weekend.
I just love the look of the flavour combinations in this recipe!

images and recipe via The Bojon Gourmet

 Ottolenghi recipes are a favourite in our house with the cookbook Jerusalem being well used and with many an olive oil splatter marking the pages - I found this recipe for CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH PRESERVED LEMON AND HARISSA RELISH online and decided to try it because I am also more than a little partial to the combination of chicken and preserved lemons.

images and recipe via Ottolenghi

Jamie Oliver does quite a few recipes using harissa as a side condiment or as a seasoning. 
 This recipe for SQUID WITH HARISSA MAYO is a great summer time snack 
 that  reminds me of sunshine &  holidays
- a nice glass of  cold wine after a hot day at the beach kind of meal!

images and recipe via JamieOliver

Another blog I follw and have shared on my facebook page  My Moroccan Food where london based blogger Nargisse shares her take on  Moroccan flavours - and these Ras el hanout and harissa hassleback baby potatoes have become another family favourite.

images and recipe via My Moroccan Food

And of course dont forget our own rendition of HARISSA BAKED AUBERGINEdelicious with some thick greek yoghurt now all you need is your harissa . . .
so come and see me at BATH ARTISAN MARKET on sunday
or go online to SHOUF! to get your jar and start cooking!