Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Formulas, Recipes & Concoctions

Fragrance & DIY Beauty Recipes:

Powdery Incense Recipe - Inspired by Apres l'Ondee
-With orris powder, lavender, anise and sandalwood

Chocolate & Licorice Lip Balm
- Tamya's favourite, made with real chocolate!

Black Truffle & Cassis Body Products
- Ayala's secret recipes for an enchanting massage & bath oil and relaxing bath salts - incorporating the carnal notes of black truffles paired with fruity cassis and tarragon absolute. A real treat for your Body & Nose!

Anti-Cold & Flu Synergy

Aromatic Aphrodisiac Formulae:
Ginger & Frankincense Sensual Aphrodisiac Massage Oil
Gin & Tonic Bath & Massage OilOlibanum Sensual Massage Oil
Red Roses Bath & Massage Oil


SEASONAL RECIPE GUIDE

Spring
Za'atar
The traditional Middle Eastern condiment - soaked in olive oil, it's used for dipping bread and to garnish yogurt cheese. Better than butter!

Rose Rhubarb Crumble
Floral twist on a summer classic!

Fresh Rhubarb Compote
Rhubarb and beyond. For the adventurous foodie - refreshing and delicious.

Hibiscus Rhubarb Iced Tea
Another refreshing use for raw rhubarb.

Rhubarb Blossom Compote
Rhubarb's rosy hues accompanied by orange flower water for a refreshing compote to serve alone or with Pannacotta

Coconut Almond Pannacotta
Vegan. Easy. Fragrant. Fabulous.

Wild Asparagus
Elderflower Cordial & Infusion
Spring Forest Risotto
Asparagus Mimosa Tea Sandwiches

Summer
Harissa
Rosewater and coconut semolina cakes

Stuffed Grapevine Leaves
Flavoured with Spearmint, Allspice and Dill

Lavender Ice Cream
An interesting use for lavender buds, other than lavender sachets

Tea Sandwiches
How to make Carrot Ginger, Minted Radishes and Cucumber-Watercress tea sandwiches.

Basboosa
Yet another classic spin on Middle Eastern honey-soaked semoline cakes. Drenched in rosewater, of course.

Savta Fausta's Original Italian Vanilla Ice Cream
Requires no churning or an ice cream machine; just an old fashioned icebox (aka freezer), and the freshest, simplest ingredients.

Apricot Almond Cake
Seasonal summer indulgence. I can never get enough of this simple to make and yummy to eat dessert!

Raw Coconut Macarons

Blueberry & Cornmeal Upside Down Cake  

Polenta with Basil, Tomatoes & Balsamic Reduction

Three Inspiring Salad for Summer (2012):
Watermelon & Heirloom Tomatoes Salad
Faux Papaya Salad
Mexican Inspired Cabbage Salad

Pandan & Coconut GelatoLemon Verbena Cupcakes

Cocktails, Infusions & Iced Teas:
Moroccan Iced Tea
Iced tea with fresh spearmint sprigs
Midnight Violet Cocktail
Bleeding Hearts Cocktail
Sexiest Ever Gin & Tonic
Lemon Verbena Infusion
Rosewater Lemonade

Elderflower Cordial


Fall
Honey Cake
My grandmother's famous recipe for the sweet & spicy cake for Rosh Hashanah.

Fig and Walnut Pesto
perfect for tea sandwiches and appetizers for special occasions, and also to put on pasta (butternut squash ravioli comes to mind...). Aromatic and elegant flavour combination with fresh tarragon herb.

Babaghanoush with Black Cardamom & Pomegranate
Roasted eggplant dip with sesame paste, pomegranate molasses and smoky black cardamom

Spiced Italian Plum Torte
Robust-flavour torte, gluten-free with fresh Italian (blue) prune-plums and unusual spices.

Black Beauty Chocolate Truffle
Dark chocolate infused with Lapsang Suchong tea and smoky Black Cardamom. To die for.

Saffron Rice with Cardamom & Almonds
My favourite special occasion rice. Goes with pretty much any Middle Eastern, Persian or East Indian dish (such as casseroles, curries, dals, etc.)

Saffron Scones

Rose Petal Sugar

Stuffed Vegetables (Thanksgiving Feast!)

Pearfection (Poached Pear)

Pear & Almond Frangipane Tart

3 Fall Salads:
Pomegranate & Kale
Asian Pear & Fennel
Fig & Feta

4 Fall Fruit Pastries:
Fresh Black Fig Tarts
Coronation Grape & Blue Cheese Muffins
Plum & Hazelnut Coffee Cake Muffins
Spiced Pear Bundt Cake 

Autumn Fruit Open Sandwiches

Winter
Latkes- Two recipes of the famous Eastern European Jewish potato-pancakes: one for the traditional latkes, and the other is a twist on the classic, using yams and spiced with nutmeg.
Red Hot Chocolate
A sexy spicy chocolate beverage

Guilt-Marnier Chocolate Truffles
Orange Blossom & Grand-Marnier Flavoured Chocolate Truffles, inspired by my perfume "Guilt".

Chai Recipe No.1

Chai Recipe No. 2

Tu BiShvat Fruit Salad
Orange flower water makes this festive fruit salad exotically fragrant.

Ginger-Tangerine Icebox Cookies
Incorporating candied ginger, freshly ground ginger, dried ground ginger and ginger CO2 and a touch of tangerine zest to compliment all this ginger pizzazz!.

3 Fresh Cilantro Recipes
Fresh Cilantro Salad
Harira soup
Zehug

Rosewater Buttercream Cookies
Ras El Hanout
Tropical Snowballs
Eggnog Creme BruleeBanana Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe

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