#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Seven: Croissant!

This week, I decided to try a French staple…croissants! And I was fairly pleased with the results! Overall, they turned out well, but if I were to make them again, I’d need to tweak the recipe for our oven (more on that later…)

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#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Five: Moroccan Zaalouk

This week, I decided to try out zaalouk from an Arabic recipe. My husband and I are trying to eat more vegetarian dishes for health and environmental reasons and the femme de ménage in the volunteer flat where I stayed when I volunteered with Moroccan Children’s Trust in 2016 made a delicious zaalouk for us every week, so I have fond memories of this meal!

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#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Three: Citrus Chicken Lentils

This week’s recipe is not a traditionally French dish, but rather a necessary way to use up the several kilograms of lentils that have been taking up space in my husband’s cupboard since before I met him…

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#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Two: Kouign Amann Recipe

This week, I decided to give Kouign Amann (pronounced queen-ya-man). This is a traditional butter cake from Brittany and notoriously difficult to bake.

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#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week One: Moroccan Pastilla

I recently discovered the amazing HannahTranslates’ instagram page and was instantly taken by her #ThatTranslatorCanCook challenge! In this challenge, she picks a recipe in French each week for a year, translates it into English and then cooks it! Afterwards, she writes up her translation and cooking experience on her blog and I thought, you know what, that sounds like something I could do! I decided, however, to alternate my recipes between Arabic and French, as I work in both languages.

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Vocab Vendredi: Arabic Proverbs COMPETITION!!

Hello again and welcome to another Vocab Vendredi. Last week, we looked at some of my favourite Arabic proverbs about camels in The Son of a Duck is a Floater and what they mean in English. This week, I’ve got a little competition for you…

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