Friday, August 31, 2018

Tribute to Aretha Franklin Today at Buckingham Place

There was a little more soul in the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace this morning. The Band of the Welsh Guards performed a tribute to Aretha Franklin. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

British Academies Carnival at BSK

Learn to Play the Oud

Shinsawi Group Meetups, Activities and Sports

Delish Keto Cheesy Garlic Bread


1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup finely ground almond flour
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp baking powder
Large pinch salt
1 large egg 

1 tbsp butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
1 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan

Marinara, warmed, for serving 


Preheat oven to 400° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, add mozzarella, almond flour, cream cheese, garlic powder, baking powder, and a large pinch of salt. Microwave on high until cheeses are melted, about 1 minute. Stir in egg.
Shape dough into a ½”-thick oval on baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix melted butter with garlic, parsley, and Parmesan. Brush mixture over top of bread.
Bake until golden, 15 to 17 minutes. Slice and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

The Bright and Beautiful Ladies of Abdullah Al Qabandi

These blew me away. I loved the gorgeous bold colours and the detail in the fabrics. I was thinking what a great Christmas gift (as a commissioned likeness) these would make a for someone special or to yourself.

Abdullah could be reached via msg on Instagram: gbndi

Sunday, August 26, 2018

FSHR RunKuwait For a Cause

One Day Ramen Noodles Cutest Iced Cookies Decorating Class

Book now!!! seats are limited. 
Link to class schedule & book
Tomorrow is last day of registration.
Date: August 30(Thur)
Duration:3 hours or 3.5 hours 
Time: 6pm
Fee: 17.750kd (we’ll decorate 4 cookies)
level: intermediate or experienced with icing. Also, Beginners are welcome but it takes time to decorate so need to be patient. If u like drawing or painting you can try it out!
Seats: max 6
Place: Tampopo Ramen Shop in Salmiya @tampopo.ramenshop
Age: 14 and above
Note: Mixed gender. *Class may be cancelled if low number of participants*

I'll prepare for cookies, icing. Tools, take away box. Please bring your apron & hand towel. *Classes shall start on scheduled time*
1. No refund after confirmation booking
2.Please fill in with your full name when you register
3.payment in advance
Look forward to hearing from u all
#icingcookies #icingcookielesson #ramen#kuwaitcity #japanesefood #eventskuwait#kuwaitinstagram #homemade #decoratedcookies#sugarart #q8sweets#edamane #アイシングクッキー認定講師 #アイシングクッキー教室 #クウェート#ラーメン#日本食

Gulf Bank 642 Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km

What does the ‘642’ stand for?
642 is actually the total number of muscles in a human body!
That’s where the “move your 642 muscles” slogan comes from.
Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is made for every individual who wants to experience a run, touring through the beautiful landmarks of Kuwait. From challenging athletes to beginners and even families. This event caters to everyone.
Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is the first full road race to take place in Kuwait and three of the race categories have been accredited by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF Athletics).
Following this rigorous assessment, three categories (10 KM, 21 KM, and 42KM distances) of the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon have been AIMS certified. These races now appear in the international calendar of races.
As a social responsibility, Gulf Bank 642 supports a cause each year to raise awareness and donations. Since 2016 Gulf Bank 642 Marathon has been supporting UNHCR. The goal is to help their donation campaign and collect as much as possible to support.
Road Closure
The Roads for the race between 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Race Village
Takes place on Souq Sharq facing the seaside, next to the Cinema.
Parking Area
Details of this will be published closer to the event but usually on the empty space opposite Souq Sharq and next to Amiri Hospital.

Date:         17th November 2018
Location:   Souq Sharq
Warm up:       7:15AM
Race Start:     7:30AM
Ceremony:     6:00PM
Cut Off time:  1:30PM 
Registration, more details, pics and prizes [link].

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Beautiful Baguette Saturday

Pretty darn pleased with myself for a first attempt at making baguette. And they taste awesome with a little salted butter on them though more like a sour dough, hard crust, air bubbles and a little chewy. Yum! 

For 4 smaller or 2 large baguette:
1/4 tsp dry active Rapid Rise Yeast
(Note: if you want to use a traditional bread technique, add the whole package of dried yeast or 2 1/4 tsp) 
1 1/2 cups water (325 grams)
1 3/4 tsp salt
18 oz by weight all-purpose flour (500 grams), about 4 cups
- Mix dough and let rise 12-14 hours or until doubled
- Punch down and shape loaves, let rise covered with floured plastic 1 to 1 1/2 hr or until almost doubled
- Bake at 550 F. Place a baking tray of water in oven before heating as steam is important for the process 
- Spray baguettes with water before baking, at 5 minutes, and at 10 minutes during cooking time
Bake about 15 minutes or until well-browned

Bread making has always been my nemesis even though I'm a pretty decent baker. I have a great bread maker and that worked fabulously with malted grain flour that they 'used' to stock in Sultan Centre but they no longer have it. The normal bread flour as a loaf made in my bread maker became a little boring. So I found this recipe it looked pretty easy and although it is a lengthy procedure, it's well worth it. So prep it the night before, it takes 2-3 minutes and in the morning - punch down, shape, reproof, wait, bake and enjoy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Cake Decorating Workshop for Kids

The Craftery, Mayar Complex, 6 street, Shuwaikh. Whatsapp 94045500

Air Quality Hazardous Warning Today in Kuwait

The air quality monitor is located at the US Embassy in Bayan so that is a localised reading however one can assume from it that the general reading for the country is not good. Stay home if you can.