A week of progress is my favorite kind, incidentally.
The week started off on high note, with deliveries of Curious Elephant (their chili oil is a must, and we've already gone through half a jar in less than a week) and Blossom Honey (excellent if you're looking for products without preservatives). I also received a box to cook Italian style couscous from Casinetto (my affiliate link is here, and if you're ordering, use ATOZ to save 10% on your order). We finished up the week cooking delicious Silver Fern Farms steaks (#collab).
By choice, I didn't go out that much, but my visit to KoKo Bay was definitely worth the trip. Other than a bit of a strange parking situation, it's a great spot, AND it's dog friendly.
Here is a list of genetically modified foods you probably eat. Heated
All the points to Ireland. Twitter
Camping for the exceptionally lazy in the UAE (you have my attention). WhatsOn
The latest issue of Dining and Nightlife Middle East is now available. Read for my review of LPM. Issuu
Ten ingredients worth the splurge. Serious Eats
I have a small contribution to The Best of Dubai. Very proud to be part of this publication! Issuu
Have you been pronouncing champagne brands wrong? (Better double-check.) Twitter
Why does McDonald’s fountain Coke taste best? MyRecipes (Thanks, sis!)
Recreating a first-class meal. Any guesses on the cost? One Mile at a Time
The bougiest ice cubes ever. I want them. Food52
Remember when menus were gendered? Atlas Obscura
Can I point you towards some delicious apple cocktails? Serious Eats
Do you save plastic takeaway containers like I do? When do you throw them out? The Kitchn
Oh, and I published a book. I realize most of you aren’t in my 12-17 female demographic, but if you know someone who is, Take One at Mulholland High might be for you. Amazon
Next week already looks busy! I'm going to drop into High Joint for their second anniversary (apparently, there is a 'tasting menu' involved). I'm also out to La Serre with the book club and stopping in to check out a special menu at BOCA. I might also stop by the Theatre of Digital Art at the Madinat. Also, did you know it’s Cucumber Day on October 17th?
Point of Conversation: Another one pulled from Twitter. I had a lot of fun this week tracking the #IveBeeninDubaiSince hashtag. Lots of great answers and memories! How long have you been in Dubai? No dates, just references. Where are my Chi @ The Lodge people?
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