Fake Plastic Souks: A Rare Descent Into Bookiness

Posted on the August 31st, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)I'm going to be back on the radio on Saturday, from about 10.30am Dubai time on the revamped Talking Of Books show (103.8FM Dubai Eye radio or dubaieye1038.com streaming). It's a rare return to booky things for me.I've not been...

Ginger and Scotch: Recommended Blogging Resources & Tools

Posted on the August 27th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Below is a list of recommended blogging resources that I’ve either personally used (in most cases) or which are highly recommended. Even though I have had positive experiences with all of these companies and their products, please do not spend any mo...

Fake Plastic Souks: Leave And That…

Posted on the August 26th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)So I haven't posted in over a month. Sue me.We've been on leave.I hate flying, much as I love EK. A380s rock, the films were awful. Kindles rock more than A380s. Except in turbulence which we saw almost not at all. Heathrow suc...

Ginger and Scotch: Pasta Machine Review: Marcato Atlas vs Cucina Pro Imperia

Posted on the August 22nd, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

When your rolling pin can’t get the job done, which pasta machine should you turn to? Here is my review of two Italian-made pasta machines: the Marcato Atlas 150 vs the Imperia 150 pasta machine. I love the squishy elastic feel of soft dough bein...

Ginger and Scotch: Use a WordPress Plugin for Frequently Used Text or Scripts

Posted on the August 15th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Are you tired of typing or copy-pasting the same frequently used text on certain posts over and over again? Like disclaimers for sponsored posts? Do you use scripts within your posts that stubbornly keeps changing each time you switch from text editor ...

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...

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...