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Walden Cabin revisited

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As a young man, Stuart Hickox saw a peaceful retreat in a devastated P.E.I. plot. Twenty years later, he shares his rustic-chic getaway and his love of nature with his family

Fish Sayadyeh

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This is an attractive Middle Eastern way of using local fish. The sauce gives it a zing.

Mama’s Cabbage Rolls

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Mama always placed a few bones across the bottom of the pot to add flavour and to prevent rolls from sticking. These take time to prepare, but they are worth it.

Fatoush

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Many Middle Eastern countries feature this fresh and delicious salad in their cuisine. This version includes pomegranate sauce.

Basbousa

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Coconut lovers rejoice: this popular Egyptian cake is a real treat and easy to make.

Lamb Mandi

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This specialty from Yemen would traditionally be slow-cooked in a clay oven. Heating a piece of charcoal and placing it with the lamb and rice provides the desired smoky taste.

Kibbeh Lebaniah

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This Lebanese dish was Chef Abod’s favourite growing up in Syria. It’s labour intensive but oozes with flavour.

Molokhia

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This classic Egyptian soup is full of flavour and healthy too.

Middle Eastern eats

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Fresh, flavourful foods from the Middle East are everywhere and it’s easy to bring them into your own kitchen

Ikebana flower arrangements

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The ancient practice of ikebana celebrates the imperfect forms of plants and flowers, and the space that surrounds them