Fake Plastic Souks: A Dabble At The Dhaid Date Festival

Posted on the July 23rd, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

Sharjah's inland town of Dhaid has an annual date festival. Who knew? We were wending (actually, waddling or wobbling might be more accurate) our way home after a particularly pleasant stay at the Hatta Fort Hotel and caught an overhead billboard adver...

Ginger and Scotch: Transfer Handy Cookbook Recipes to the Paprika Recipe App

Posted on the July 23rd, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

The Handy Cookbook app will no longer be supported by Apple. Save all your recipes by following these directions to transfer them over to the Paprika app. The Handy Cookbook app for iPhone was probably the first app I ever payed money for. It was 2 mon...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Baked Baking Soda for Alkaline Noodles

Posted on the July 16th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

What are “alkaline” noodles and why are they prized in Asian cuisine?  How can you use baking soda to make these alkaline noodles? Continue reading to find out!   What are alkaline noodles? Remember Chemistry 101? Water has a neutral...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Ramen Noodles From Scratch

Posted on the July 10th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Ramen noodles is a type of Japanese noodle made from wheat flour. In Japan, it is eaten freshly made, not like the inexpensive packets of instant noodles we all know so well which are deep-fried and full of MSG. Ramen originated from China – the ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Pinky, Lucky, Latta and Khan

Posted on the July 6th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

They sound like a subcontinental Trumpton fire brigade, but they're not. They're the rocks of Sharjah's 'antique' trade, those four. Latta's has always been upstairs in the Blue Souk, but Pinky's has moved around a bit since we first came across it in ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Hong Kong Egg Cakes (鷄蛋仔)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

A popular street food in Hong Kong, I first came across these little egg cakes as a child growing up in New York City’s Chinatown. From a tiny red stall on Mosco Street, Cecilia Tam churned out pan after pan of these eggettes for over a decade but wh...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Hong Kong Egg Cakes (鷄蛋仔)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

A popular street food in Hong Kong, I first came across these little egg cakes as a child growing up in New York City’s Chinatown. From a tiny red stall on Mosco Street, Cecilia Tam churned out pan after pan of these eggettes for over a decade but wh...

Green Living in Dubai: Clean Energy Spotlight: Iceland’s Geothermal Energy and Thermal Pools

Posted on the October 22nd, 2016 under Green Living by

Once a poorest country in Europe now has one of the top living standards and all thanks to geothermal energy, this can be a short description of Iceland's geothermal energy story! Having located on both Iceland Hotspot and North Atlantic Ridge this is...