About Me

February 20th, 2009


My name is “Dimah” (pronounce Dee-ma) (other spellings: Deemah, Deema, Dima), “Dimah” is an Arabic name means “Rain that falls without lightning or thunder”.

I’m from Syria. I was born in Hama , and raised in Damascus and Aleppo. I live in Dubai.

I started blogging in February, 2009. I chose the name “Orange Blossom Water” because orange blossom water is unique, special, and wonderful. Also for me orange blossom water connects the Middle East to the other countries in the world, because it is an important ingredient in our cuisine, and has become so popular all over the world. “Maa Al-Zaher”/ “Ma Zaher” is the Arabic word for “orange blossom water”.

Most of my posts are about Syrian cuisine, I’m sharing with you dishes and techniques that you will never find in cookbooks, because Syrians learn recipes from their mothers and grandmothers not from books or chefs.

I’m not a professional photographer. Up until this post I used my Sony Ericsson K800 mobile’s camera, then I got  Sony Cybershot DSC-W210 camera and used it for the first time in this post. At the end of 2014, I got Canon 650D, and used it for first time in this post.

To get to know me a bit better, you are welcome to follow my personal instagram: @dimah_mohd