Christmas, Parties & Happenings 3 comments on AZIZ Delicatessen Tips For Perfect Holiday Food Pairing

AZIZ Delicatessen Tips For Perfect Holiday Food Pairing

I frequently visit AZIZ Delicatessen, one of the most famous delicatessen houses in Lebanon. Known for its high-quality exceptional food products, Aziz has never lost its quality and can always be trusted.

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When we walked in the Kantari branch one evening to get wine for a night in with friends, I saw Aziz Junior 🙂 , a friend of my sister’s. In our conversation, I asked if I could get some tips for the coming holidays, what for the different menu musts and the best way they could be paired with wine, champagne, and other drinks. And that’s why I bring you today the first part of ideas for your Christmas menu, brought to you by one of the country’s most renowned delicatessen houses, AZIZ. First things first, let’s start by summarizing the essentials of a Christmas table.

Christmas Table Essentials

The classic starters mainly involve Foie gras (THE Christmas classic), an acquired taste that comes with time, as well as smoked salmon, caviar, cold cuts and cheeses (part 2 will be all about the cheese and charcuterie, so stay tuned).

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For the main meal, most houses cook a nice turkey for Christmas. Some, like my mom, name it after a Saint or someone who brings luck throughout the year to come. In other houses, lamb meat, duck, or fish is cooked as the main dish. You can combine the turkey with one of the latter, like a nice honey duck or fish.

Last but undeniably not least, come the desserts and pastries. We all know the ones we prefer: Buche, Mont Blanc, Pavé aux marrons, Marronier, Profiteroles, Meringues, and typical French pastries like tarts, éclairs, etc. A pure delight.

In collaboration with AZIZ Delicatessen, I’m sharing with you today 3 different menus you can make this Christmas (or order from AZIZ catering).

Menu 1

 Starters

Foie Gras platter

Smoked Salmon platter

Caviar

Quinoa and shrimps salad

 Mains

Turkey with vegetables

Sea food Paella

Cooked ham with fruits

Desserts

Buche (either chestnuts, praliné, moka or the regular chocolate one)

Aziz also offers the mix of the 4 tastes

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Menu 2

Starters

Foie Gras en terrine

Caviar

Salmon cake (sushi cake)

Endives salad

Mains

Venison Leg

Roasted duck with orange, served with tagliatelles

Green curry shrimps

Desserts

Chestnut pavé

Chocolate Buche

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Menu 3

Starters

Sep or Asparagus Tart

Cold cuts platter

Black and white truffles linguines

Spinach sprouts, pecan nuts, pears, cranberry and blue cheese salad

Mains

Capon with vegetables

Lamb leg, apples and pineapples, marinated in honey

Thai style shrimps, mango sauce

Desserts

Marronier

Fruit Tarts

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Of course, you can add to it all potatoes in the oven, quiches (I promise an easy recipe real soon) and salads.

But, what counts the most is the combination of all this food with the fitting drink. So let’s pair your menu with the dishes’ drinks, as per Aziz’s recommendations.

The Foie Gras (Jean Larnaudie)

You can choose from a variety of flavors, like duck foie gras, Foie gras de canard, Foie gras d’oie, Foie gras de canard truffĂ©, Foie gras d’oie truffĂ©, Foie gras de canard au torchon, Foie gras d’oie au torchon, Foie gras en terrines.

It is best paired with sweet wines. The best sweet wine you can find at AZIZ is Les Sauternes or Alsatian wines like GewĂŒrztraminer Selections de Grains Nobles and GewĂŒrztraminer Vendanges Tardives .

Foie Gras is also delicious when paired with wine jam (also Sauternes) or fig chutney.

The smoked salmon

It can be paired with white or red wines. More specifically, if you’re looking for the best brands, you can go for:

  • In white wines: Pouilly-FumĂ© and Sancerre or even a south african Cape Heights.
  • In red wines : AZIZ’ famous Crozes Hermitages 2011 Les Allegories or Saint-Joseph Hermitage 2012.
  • It also works very well with the full-bodied wine from Chile, the Montevista Carmenere 2010.

The Caviar

When it comes to caviar (Beluga Royal is the type you can find at AZIZ), you can have it with Vodka on the rocks.

For wine lovers though, dry white wines should do, more specifically Chardonnay and Semillon grapes. One brand you can choose is Chablis or Ch. Carbonnieux 2010

The Lamb Meat

If you choose a menu with lamb meat as a main meal, you can shop for a variety of Red wines, ideally cahors and wines from the Rhone Valley.

You can ask for the following while shopping at Aziz: Ch. de Chambert 2009 (cahors); Chateauneuf du Pape 2010, Les Choregies (Rhone Valley) – For Burgundy lovers, their famous Nuits Saints Georges 2011 Domaine Faiveley.

The Duck

The duck should be paired with Red wines, ideally with Ch. de Valandraud 1999 and 2000. Ch. Beauregard 2006 , Ch. Clinet 2003.

The Fish

It is known to all that fish or dishes like Seafood Paella are to be paired with white wine. Sancerre, Chablis, Meursault, and M de Minuty are just a few brands to choose from.

The Turkey

Now for the most consumed dish at Christmas, the Turkey shall be eaten accompanied by Red wines from “Premieres cotes de Bordeaux” and “Cotes de Blaye”. Brands to look for are Ch. De Paillet-Quancard 2009 and Ch. D’Aiguilhe 2010

Dessert and Pastries

Ideally, they are had with Champagne. At AZIZ, they have 2 of the most delicious champagne brands there are: Billecart-Salmon And Joseph Perrier.

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 And there you have it!

 Of course, all you need to do is go there and ask for the great advice they all know how to give.

However, if you’re not hosting a Christmas party at your house but going around several ones to visit family, you can combine foie gras with their assorted wines and chutneys and take them as a gift to your host. You can do the same with dessert and even add a nice Cognac bottle (Delamain) for warmer winter nights.

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What is the item you buy the most from AZIZ Delicatessen? And anything to add to these ideas?

You can visit their website here and facebook page here for more information. Also, follow them on instagram: @azizdelicatesse

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Great Foodie Books To Offer This Christmas

On Monday, in the 11 perfect food lovers Christmas gift list, the very first item was a nice and efficient foodie book. I promised a list of great foodie books to offer this Christmas. So here are 10 of them I’d thought I’d classify according to every cook’s personality. There you go:

BreadOnButter’s List of 10 foodie books to offer this Christmas:

To: The classic cook who loves to make things from scratch:

Julia Child – Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volumes I & II

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To: The modern woman who loves hosting parties:

Des Recettes Pour Recevoir – Hachette Cuisine

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To: The one who likes to cook unusual but easy things:

Donna Hay – Seasons

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To: The healthy cooks who love adding flavor to their dishes:

Jamie Oliver – Cook With Jamie

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To: The oriental fusion fan:

Orient Express – Silvena Rowe

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To: The lovely baker with a fun edge:

Lily Vanilli – Sweet Tooth

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To: The inspiration-seeker:

Beirut Cooks – Pascale Habis

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To: The Entrepreneur:

A Delicious Life – New Food Entrepreneurs

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To: The amateur Chef:

Joel Robuchon – The Complete Robuchon

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To: The ambitious on-the-way-to-culinary-school Chef:

The Professional Chef – The Culinary Institue of America

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I’m actually searching for a new cookbook. Any other recommendation?

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Why We Celebrate St. Barbara

Berbara is our Halloween. It happens on the night of December 4th and it’s when the kids in different neighborhoods wear costumes (or more typically, simple masks) and walk around, knocking on doors singing a song for St. Barbara – the origin of this amazing tradition.

St. Barbara’s story is a mesmerizing one that haunts me every year (even though I’m all grown up, masks still scare me a little 😉 ).

There are different versions of St. Barbara’s story depending on where it is told. Basically, Barbara was the daughter of a very rich pagan man. She decided to convert to Christianism after hearing the preaching of Jesus Christ and was punished for it by the King, who imprisoned her and ordered her dead. But before she was killed, she miraculously managed to run away, and kept on going using different masks to disguise herself and fool the soldiers. For food and shelter, she relied on her faith in humanity and the kindness of stangers. One day, she reached a blocking mountain in Syria, and long story short, the mountain was hit by lightning and she made her way to a safe, free and peaceful life.

The best thing about Berbara is that both Christians and Muslims unite to celebrate since Berbara comes right before the beginning of Islam.

In all countries that celebrate this holiday, the traditions are all the same. Children gather with costumes (typically clothes borrowed from their parents) and different masks – so as to commemorate the way Barbara ran away with disguises – knocking on neighborhood doors asking for treats.

Getting to the good stuff, the best thing about Berbara is the sweets that are handmade and sold around the villages and cities. The main ones are: ‘ameh, ‘atayef, mshabak, oouwaymet, maakroun. We’re making ‘ameh tonight, and I promise the recipe tomorrow, along with the atayef recipe!

For those of you who are close to Ashrafieh, the best places to go and buy these sweets are: Wardy and Hanna Mitri. Ask around for directions, everybody knows them.

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Meanwhile, you can memorize these lyrics to sing along this Thursday night 😀

 Heshleh Berbara

Maa banet el harra,

Aariftah min aaynayha,
W min lafet edayha,
W min haki el 2iswara,
Heshleh Berbara

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6 Lip-Smacking Party Food Recipes In Under 10 Minutes

During the Holidays, those of us who love to cook are always in need of menu inspiration for the parties we throw for friends and family. With time, I have found that simple and quick party food is the most successful to make when all you want to do is join the crowd and enjoy your time. I learned this the hard way when I saw that when we host gatherings at home, there’s always one of us stuck in the kitchen while the other one’s busy entertaining our guests. So today, to spare you fighting over who will be staying in the kitchen to supervise the oven, I bring you 6 recipe ideas for quick, easy and delicious party food.

Before we get to the good stuff, you should know that the most important thing to do is to properly manage your time and organize yourself in the kitchen for you to be ready before the party. I suggest you:

  1. Preheat the oven a good 15 minutes before you start
  2. Prep all of the ingredients
  3. Choose the dishes you will be serving in (don’t forget to be creative!)
  4. Then throw everything together, plate the food nicely and enjoy the evening with your guests

Following these simple steps will help you get everything ready and not have to go back and forth between the kitchen and living room.

Here are the 6 party food recipes to inspire your next gathering.

Party food recipe I : Manchego and Chorizo dipped in Sherry

Preparation: 4 minutes – Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

How to make it

  1. Cut the manchego and chorizo into cubes
  2. Pair manchego and chorizo on toothpicks (with the chorizo on the bottom)
  3. In a pan, heat the sherry and cook all of the bites in it for 5 minutes

Party food recipe II: Mushrooms Provencal

Preparation: 2 minutes – Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1.5 cups fresh coriander leaves
  • 750 g mushrooms

How to make it:

  1. In a pan, heat the olive oil and margarine
  2. Add the garlic and heat until all combined
  3. Add the coriander and the mushrooms and heat on low fire until the mushrooms are tender
  4. Cook on high fire for 1 minute then serve

Party food recipe III: Parma Ham and Mozzarrella Crostinis

Preparation: 6 minutes – Plating: 3 minute

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 100 g fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tsp pesto sauce (you can either buy it ready-made or go to this link to make your own)
  • 200 g parma ham
  • Crostini bread

How to make it:

  1. Spread 1 tsp of pesto on each crostini
  2. Top them with sliced mozzarella then parma ham and serve

Party food recipe IV: Bruschettas

Preparation: Preparation: 5 minutes – Plating: 2 minutes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

  • Half a box of Cherry tomatoes cut in cubes
  • Olive oil
  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  • Fresh basil leaves, cut in small pieces
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Country bread cut in slices

How to make it

  1. Mix the tomatoes with the olive oil, basil leaves, garlic, salt and vinegar
  2. Spoon the mix on each piece of bread and serve

Party food recipe V: Baked Camembert Cheese

Preparation: 2 minutes – Cooking Time: 6 minutes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 camembert cheese (whole)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary leaves
  • Thyme
  • Mixed herbs (fresh rosemary leaves, dried oregano, dried basil)
  • Pepper

How to make it:

  1. Open up the top of the camembert
  2. Sprinkle with oil, herbs and pepper
  3. Bake in the oven for 6 minutes
  4. Serve with red grapes and bread

Party food recipe VI:Parmesan Biscuits

Preparation: 2 minutes – Cooking Time: 2 minutes

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Ingredients

  • Grated parmesan
  • Dried basil

How to make it:

  1. On an oven platter covered with a baking sheet, form round-shaped biscuits made of grated parmesan
  2. Sprinkle with some dried basil
  3. Allow to cool for 1 minute and remove the biscuits off the baking sheets

And voila! 🙂

I’d love to know your party foods ideas! What do you cook for your guests?

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The Ingredient That Will Make Your Cheese and Wine Complete

If you’re a fan of entertaining, you must spend a big part of your winter planning cheese and wine parties. You have a checklist with the different wines you want to get, the different cheeses you want to try out and that bread from the best bakery in town (you can check out the best wine and food pairings here). You think you have everything but when your guests arrive you realize something is missing: good music that suits this warm and welcoming party!

A big part of entertaining is the atmosphere and general mood you set to your living and dining rooms. Along with many other elements like candles, lighting and overall dĂ©cor, nice music is a must when you’re looking to create a fun and engaging atmosphere in which everyone is happy and at ease. The season of Cheese and Wine parties has officially started and I thought it was time for me to compile this Cheese and Wine playlist for those wonderfully warm evenings. I’ve put in a little bit of everything to please all tastes. You can also listen to this while you’re setting up the food.

To listen to the Cheese and Wine Playlist, click on this link. Below are all the songs’ titles and singers! I hope you enjoy it and Happy hosting 🙂

  • Belle & Sebastian – The Boy with the Arab Strap
  • CĂ©sario Evora – Tchintchirote
  • CĂ©sario Evora – Amor di Mundo
  • Vampire Weekend – Horchata
  • Vampire Weekend – Diplomat’s son
  • Cat Empire – Two Shoes
  • Cat Empire – Sol y Sombra
  • Ben (L’Oncle Soul) – I kissed a girl
  • Ben (L’Oncle Soul) – Sympathique
  • Cake – Strangers in the Night
  • Cake – Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  • Cake – I will survive
  • Michael Kiwanuka – I’ll get along
  • Wayne Wade – Lady
  • Indila – DerniĂšre danse
  • Vance Joy – Riptide
  • Gotan Project – Tango Square
  • Sam Smith – Stay with me
  • Afreen – The 100 Foot Journey
  • Herbie Mann – Dance of the semites
  • Parov Stelar – Libella Swing
  • The Real Tuesday Weld – Heaven can’t wait
  • Alex de Campi – Evelyn, Evelyn

Also, stay tuned for more tips on Food and Drinks pairings for this Holiday season!

What do you think? Any cool song you might want to add to this playlist?

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Make Your Own Halloween Drink: Pumpkin Squash and Bourbon

This Halloween weekend is packed with house parties, bar hopping and other fun things! In case you’re hosting a Halloween party and you’re looking for ideas for that bar you have in the corner of your living space, here’s a great idea for a drink. If you’re going to a party hosted by someone else, why not take this Jim Beam Honey Bourbon bottle with you and add it to that pumpkin squash?

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The recipe is pretty easy. Here’s what you’ll need (for 1 person):

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  • 1 cup of a pumpkin’s interior, cut into cubes
  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • A dash of cinnamon powder
  • A dash of ginger powder
  • 1 to 2 shots (depending on your alcohol preferences and tolerance) of Jim Beam Honey Bourbon

How to make this drink is really a one-step thing. Just place all of the ingredients in a processor bowl or cup, crush until combined and enjoy!

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Have a spooky weekend!

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P.S.: What/Who are you dressing up as, by the by? 😀

Parties & Happenings, Read, Things To Do 0 comments on Foodie Book: Beirut Cooks

Foodie Book: Beirut Cooks

Happiness is your main ingredient, always.

Yesterday evening was Beirut Cooks’ first book signing event. It took place at The Food Dealer, a very very cool new deli in Mar Mikhael. Apart from the wonderful interior we noticed when we entered the place – despite the crowd of people – we saw a long table where the author of the book, Pascale Habis, as well as some of the cooks featured in it, were seated and signing the books of eager food lovers.

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Beirut Cooks is really something unique as it brings together the recipes of amateur cooks from various backgrounds. They are entrepreneurs, they are artists and business people. They are everyone and everything, and that’s what makes their recipes beautiful. Each recipe is the product of a different realm of life itself. The first thing that hits you when you open the book is the images. They are exceptionally vivid, colorful and clear, it makes you want to read it all right away. And when you do read it, you are far from being disappointed. Get ready to be enchanted by real people!

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The book starts with a charming preface written by Nicolas Audi, a gastronomer himself (www.nicolasaudi.com), and goes on to introduce the cooks. To name a few: Bernard Khoury (Architect), Joanna Debbas (Restaurant Owner), Monique Rizkallah Chebli (Artist and Yoga Intructor), Karim Chaya (Industrial Designer), Barbara Massaad (Food Writer and Photographer), Johnny Farah (Artisan CrĂ©ateur and Restaurant Owner), Karen Chekerdjian Fattal (Product and Furniture Designer), Karine Zablit (Cake Designer), Michael Zammar (Consultant and Businessman), and Carine Bejjani (Event Planner). Recipes from around the world, with a personal twist, can be found in the book. Some of my favorites until now are: Carine’s Lemon Meringue Pie, Bernard’s Pancakes, Joanna’s Three-Melon Salad, and Karim’s Corn on the Cob with Lime Chilli Butter.

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Go out and get it, you won’t regret a page of it! You can check their website and facebook page here and here!

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Make Your Own Drink: Grapefruit And Rum Fizz

Last Saturday evening, we were waiting for my sister to get back from London. We were preparing dinner for the whole family and thought it would be nice to throw in a nice and refreshing fizzy drink. After researching some recipes on the internet and gathering ideas, we came up with one ourselves. It turned out to be really refreshing, kind of like this white sangria we had mixed a few weeks ago. It’s also really easy to make and great for parties you host!

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What you’ll need (for 6 persons):

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– 2 cups of Rum
– 1 cup of Grapefruit
– Soda water
– Raspberries
– Mint
How to make it:
1) In a jar, mix the rum and grapefruit
2) Add the raspberries and mint
3) Pour in each cup with a dash of Soda water
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Cheers! 😉
Parties & Happenings, Recipes, Sweet 2 comments on Fun Mini Muffin Skewers

Fun Mini Muffin Skewers

Yesterday, I decided to make a super easy yogurt cake recipe my mom gave me. Halfway through the mix, I thought it would be fun to turn the batter into muffins instead of one big cake. I retrieved my mini muffin molds I had never used and some silicon IKEA molds we had (click here to see what I’m talking about) and divided the whole thing among them. I was so proud of my mini muffins that i just had to send pictures to everyone. And that’s when Jean had the brilliant idea to mix them with fruits and make them into skewers. With a yogurt dip of course 🙂

Like these prawns on skewers we made a few weeks ago, it’ll be much easier to savor the mini muffins and the fruits in parties. It can also be pretty fun to make kids participate in the whole thing if you have them wandering around at home!

What you’ll need (for 18 mini muffins)

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– 2 pots of Yogurt (flavor of your choice) – Note: you’ll be using the pots for measurement so don’t throw them away when they’re empty

– 3 pots of flour

– 1 pot of diet vegetable oil (Lesieur is the one I used)

– 2 pots of sugar

– 2 teaspoons of baking powder

– 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar

– 3 eggs

– Skewers

– Melon, Pineapple and Strawberries – or any fruit of your choice

How to make it is really simple:

1) Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius and mix all of the ingredients together

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2) Pour them in the muffin molds

3) Place them in the oven for about 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

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4) Let them cool completely then decorate your skewers and serve with yogurt. You can pour honey or any jam you like on the yogurt for additional taste.

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So, what do you think? 🙂

Parties & Happenings, Recipes 1 comment on Make Your Own Drink: Bubbly White Sangria

Make Your Own Drink: Bubbly White Sangria

Usually, when hosting gatherings or cocktail parties, it’s fun to have a bar corner filled with pitchers of margaritas, fizzes and sangria. Having both red and white sangria would be perfect for different tastes and preferences. So as a sequel to this Red Sangria I posted at the beginning of summer, here’s a refreshing White Sangria you can make.

What you’ll need (for 8 glasses):

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– 3 tablespoons of Sugar

– 3 shots of the apple liquor of your choice (we like Marie Brizard)

– 1 sliced lime

– 1 sliced lemon

– 2 peaches cut into wedges

– 2 green apples, also cut into wedges

– 1 box of raspberries

– A bottle of Prosecco (we chose the Martini brand here and it was great!)

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How to make it:

1) Combine the sugar, apple liquor, lime, lemon, peaches and apples in a pitcher

2) Pour the whole bottle of Prosecco on top and let it chill in the fridge for as long as you can

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And voila! The Prosecco is actually the best for a white sangria as it represents the white wine and soda water combination usual recipes add to it. Also, the more colorful the fruits, the more summery and fresh your sangria looks.

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DUNKIN’ DONUTS unveils special Ramadan treats

In everyday life, we all get very busy. We run around trying to accomplish an infinite amount of things, trying to be part of everything, following those guidelines we read in articles everyday (“10 habits of people who follow their dreams” or “5 things naturally fit people do differently”, etc…), and aspiring to be perfect. It sure is fun and exciting. But comes a moment when you just need to breathe. Sure, you can go on vacation, you can plan getaways, but what if you just want to catch your breath for like 10 minutes a day? Some of you do that by smoking a cigarette outside, some surf the internet, but some others find comfort in their favorite brands. Or more specifically, their favorite food or coffee brands. Those gigantic chains have made it a habit to touch their customers by personalizing everything. So when I got the news yesterday that Dunkin’ Donuts Middle East was serving up specially designed star and crescent-shaped donuts to mark the holy month of Ramadan, I thought this was really great! These special donuts are available across all Dunkin’ Donuts outlets in the UAE.

 

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Your favorite brands just never stop reminding you what life is really about: people you love, marvelous places to explore and rich experiences! They’re our breathers, our wake up call to CARPE DIEM.

Beginning with a single restaurant in Quincy, Massachusetts, the Dunkin’ Donuts story has been one of epic success. Over the years the international quick serve giant, part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, has captured the loyalty of a worldwide following and is today present in over 33 countries and operates nearly 11,000 restaurants worldwide. It has established itself as a favourite among the discerning clientele in the UAE with a decade of beginning operations in the Emirates. Today the company has 74 outlets all across the UAE, serving up a delectable blend of donuts, delicious hot and iced coffee, hot and iced lattes, cappuccinos, coolatta slush drinks, munchkins and other baked goods and beverages.