Archive for February, 2019

Bouza ‘Ala-Halib

February 28th, 2019

Bouza ‘Ala-Halib is a delicious Syrian Ice Cream made of whole milk, Sahlab (Salep) and mastic. In Damascus, milk ice cream is named “Emaa'”. It is also called “Bouza ‘Arabiyeh”.
Syrian ice cream whether milk ice cream, chocolate ice cream, or fruit ice cream is perfectly thick and stretchy, thank to the special ingredient “Salep” which is a white flour like powder made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis (including species Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris. In ice cream parlors in Syria, the ice cream is manually churned, it’s pounded with large wooden mallets and then pulled and stretched.

Let’s make Bouza ‘Ala-Halib:

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Orange Blossom Water Turns Ten!

February 28th, 2019

Today my blog celebrates its tenth birthday.

It’s been ten years. I started this blog on February 28, 2009. I can’t believe it. Thank you for showing up here, for taking interest in things I care about. I hope this space is always a place where you feel welcome and inspired. I’m looking forward to the coming years!
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