Monday, March 16, 2015

Cheetah Fabric Covered Notebook

Alya, my daughter loves animals and she likes to watch the show "Wild Kratts" on PBS.  It is a wonderful show about two brothers, the Kratts, who help animals while exposing kids to Biology, Zoology and Ecology. Alya has been fixated for a while on cheetahs and she loves animal prints in general. She has been begging me for a while to use my little zebra notebook that I keep in my nightstand to write down ideas for my blog that strike me in the middle of the night. It is a cheap notebook with a zebra print cover. I am not attached to this notebook as such but I don't want to rewrite all the notes in another book. She keeps asking me if I really really need this notebook. So I decided to make her a cheetah fabric covered notebook!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Zaatar Infused Croutons

Hello there! It has been very busy over here. I mean in my head. I have so much going on and so little to show. Almost all is still in the brainstorming phase and most of those projects are new to me that I have to practically learn new techniques to accomplish them. So much learning is going on at the moment and cooking has taken a sort of back seat in my mental to do list. However, I was able to make this delicious croutons variation that injects the zaatar flavor into salads and soups. I also dipped them in my homemade labneh (Click here for my homemade labneh recipe). You can simply eat them on their own as a healthy flavorful crunchy snack and a better alternative for chips and crackers. 

You can also check out my Pita chips recipe if you prefer the pita option. Click here for the recipe.