Weekends should not be spent working in the kitchen! And to help make that possible, the prize up for grabs in todays competition is a meal voucher worth AED 100 by Thai Wok in Dubai! To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is visit www.facebook.com/bakealogue and type your answer to the riddle in comments below. Oh and don’t worry if you don’t live in Dubai, as I’m sure you know someone who does and can nominate them 🙂 .. The winners name will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow. There can only be one winner, so put your thinking caps on and try not to google the answer 😀 .. Good luck!
How’s the Monday going so far? It is a beautiful rainy day in Dubai today, that has resulted in smiles all around! Amazing how weather can actually affect one’s mood … Dubai winter is for keeps! 🙂
Coming back to the blog, I realised I had uploaded quite a few weekend (that’s my time off from baking) dinner recipes in recent months … so thought I should perhaps dedicate a section to that too, so all those recipes are in one place and easier for you to find. Can’t decide what to name that section though, which is where I need your help! Can you help suggest a name for this section?
Weekend dinner recipes
Name of the existing sections on the blog include: Read the rest of this entry
Make the most of your time with family and loved one’s everyone, as it’s a blessing many are not fortunate enough to have. See you in 2015! 🙂
It was exactly a year ago that I sat down to have coffee with a good friend of mine (Ridhima Yata) and was telling her about helping another friend with her website … And in fact it was Ridhima who then suggested “You should totally start a website of your own as you love baking so much!”. I have always wanted to do something of my own, but never even in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would be related to baking, as it was always something I did for fun. I don’t even know when this hobby turned into a passion, and before I knew it I was already working on my first project called The Bakealogue!
Choosing the name was not easy … I still remember the frustration when every time we thought of a good name, it was already taken up by someone else! ‘The Bakealogue’ was actually my sisters suggestion and for those who are still wondering why ‘The Bakealogue’ then it’s a pretty simple logic .. just as a Travelogue is all about travelling, similarly Bakealogue is all about baking! 🙂
Working on The Bakealogue has definitely changed me as a person … it is a great sense of achievement to be working on something that I’m passionate about, and I would strongly advise all of you ladies out there to do something about your passion! Yes, it’s not as easy as it seems, and there will be a lot of highs and lows along the way, but you just need to stay determined and keep moving forward!
I honestly can’t believe how a year has just flown by … but I would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting The Bakealogue and making it happen. Your feedback is always important, as at the end of the day it is all about your preferences … so keep the suggestions coming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time to sign out now and go party with the Stars! Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂
Sugar Moo Desserts
If you live in Dubai and are a dessert-freak like me,then have i got news for you!! There’s finally a proper dessert delivery place that has been launched in Dubai by the name of Sugar Moo. The Bakealogue was fortunate enough to be part of their soft launch which means i’ve already had a sneak peak and tasting session of their desserts (I love my job!!) and couldn’t wait to tell you guys about it coz man were they divine!!! But lets start from the beginning … when I first heard about Sugar Moo, my question was probably the same as what most of you are thinking right now – “Sugar Moo? What does that even mean!” – the explanation was pretty simple as Raki Phillips, co-founder of Sugar Moo, explained to me “The two most common ingredients used in making desserts are sugar and milk … put that together and what does that give you? Sugar Moo!” … And now we’re all probably going “Ahhhhh, creative!!!”. But their creativity doesn’t just stop at the name, as if you have a look at their menu their desserts aren’t the usual we’ve had time and again and pretty much bored of now to be honest! They have really thought out their desserts quite well, and come up with something completely new! While almost everything on their menu tastes incredibly delicious and different, but two desserts that deserve a special mention here are the “Twisted Apple Crumble Cheesecake” and “Seductive Cheesecake with a Surprise”. Read the rest of this entry
It’s Sunday! While most of us are still enjoying the weekend, some of us are back to work … I’ve always found that confusing and feel the weekend should be the same for everyone worldwide! Oh well, whether at home or work, I’m sure the moods are similar as we all still recuperate from Saturdays events! 🙂 … thought it would be a good time to take a break from baking and have a chat with you guys! 🙂
Came across this pic while surfing the net this morning, and thought it would make a great discussion for the blog. Do you agree with the sign and think wifi technology is starting to make us anti-social? As much as I love the world of technology I would have to agree with it though. Just the other day I was meeting a friend for lunch, and as I looked around I was horrified by the sight …. majority of the people were actually walking with their heads down,glued to their phones, typing away followed by the occasional ‘oops, sorry!’ as they bumped into other people! I was not too pleased. Are we really that addicted to our phones now? I’ll be the first to confess I was guilty of doing the same not so long ago, and the minute my phone beeped with a new mail or message I would be quick to jump at it to see who it was. However, I vowed to bring about a change in my habits after that day, and as my new rule, the minute I step out of the house the phone is not allowed to come out of the bag! I do allow myself the occasional check once or twice (c’mon I’m a blogger and need to keep an eye on things! :)), but then strictly stay away from it the minute the friends arrive! I’m sure I speak for quite a few of us here as I have noticed others who do get annoyed by people using their phones in the middle of conversations, or the fact the table doesn’t stop vibrating every time a person receives a message and happily obliges to it followed by ‘sorry, what were you saying?’ So I would welcome such places that have no wifi connections as at least that way we would get to talk in peace! At least that’s my take on it …. what’s your story?
It’s time to re-introduce the ‘In Your Kitchen‘ section on The Bakealogue. As this is a blog about sharing baking experiences therefore it is also a platform for you to showcase your baking talent! Every week, I’ll be promoting one of you as our ‘Baking Star’ along with a pic of what you’ve baked. All you have to do is email the dessert/savoury pic to email@example.com along with your name … and then just sit back,relax and enjoy your claim to fame! Have attached a slideshow of some of the previous entries for inspiration! Your turn now … look forward to seeing some of your work! 🙂