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April Bucket List

It’s been two bucket lists since 2015 and since I’m sharing them with you, I find myself making an effort to follow them. In March, my bucket list was quite short and easy to follow. I made a flour-less cake but it didn’t puff up ;), I planned my trip to Paris and made lists of new places to visit and things to do, I walked around Beirut quite a lot, and I cooked an Ethiopian ethnic meal (recipe here). This month, let’s hope I achieve more of my list.

Breadonbutter’s April Bucket List

  1. Start (and finish!) Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage
  2. Make a 5-layered cake for my mom’s birthday end of April
  3. Make the last stew before summer and hot weather hit us
  4. Go out more for drinks and happy hour (I’m loving Badaro Street and its new bars)
  5. Do more outdoor activities like hiking and camping
  6. Have more BBQ gatherings like this one, with friends, the sunset and nature
  7. Find new and talented Lebanese designers
  8. We almost bought a house so I plan on making amazing finds to decorate it really well (like these beautiful ceramic tiles)
  9. Take more photos of people, capturing their unique personalities
  10. Cook more of those delicious healthy meals
  11. Find new ingredients to add flavor to our dishes, like these
  12. Watch The Darjeeling Limited , Birdman and Waitress
  13. And of course, try at least 2 new cool restaurants in Beirut

Here’s to making it happen! 🙂

What are your plans this April?

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January Foodie Book: Seasons by Donna Hay

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about their Kindles, how simple it is and how much they love it. Lots of other people also talk about how when they need a specific recipe, all they have to do is google it. I might be a bit old-fashioned when it comes to books, but I can’t live without them yet. I still go for a read I can touch instead of yet another electronic object. In fact, we visit bookstores twice a month, in an endless pursuit of fine discoveries and inspiration, and that’s why, we’ll be selecting a great foodie book every month of 2015 to inspire you.

January’s Foodie Book of the Month is ‘Seasons’ by DONNA HAY

What’s excellent about this recipe book is how it is divided into seasonal sections. Whether you’re looking for a fresh summery salad, a cozy cake or a warming soup, this is the book for you! It’s not new but it’s an absolute must-have for aspiring and amateur cooks. The recipes and ingredients used are simple and accessible, yet creative and innovative. I’ve often mentioned Donna Hay and I have to say I’m getting addicted to her ideas.

donna hay | breadonbutter

Already 3 recipes inspired from this book have been featured on Breadonbutter: These BBQ-ed Prawns, This Coffee Cake and This Pumpkin Soup. Check them out, they’re simple and delicious!

Are you a book person? I’d love to know about your favorite food books! 🙂 

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Foodie Book: Recettes de Vie 2

It was a delight to be invited to Recettes de Vie 2’s signature last Thursday at Les Caves de Taillevent Beirut. This book is the second of a hopefully long series of recipe collections.

recettes de vie 2

The core values of this concept (as it is a concept, beyond being a book) are unity, conviviality and sharing. It’s the story of Ghia, Mayssa and their wonderful entourage. The book was made thanks to the various recipes given to the authors by their friends and family. What I loved the most about each recipe is the part where each cook shares a small hint, to make their recipe nicer, or more “them”. I also loved how they reminisce the days where we were all studying in the kitchen while our mom was preparing a nice dish for dinner. It’s all warm and friendly in this book.

And last but not least, all proceeds go to charity, divided amongst various non-religious charity associations, helping children and women. The first edition helped gather 100,000 $ and they’re hoping to overcome this amount this year, so go ahead!

You can view their website:www.recettesdevie.com , and follow them on instagram: @recettesdevie) and facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/recettes-de-vie/185526501491882

Photos taken from Recettes de Vie’s Facebook page