Pumpkin seeds à la grandma Billy

It was Grandma Billy who inspired me to do this. And that’s why this recipe is dedicated to her. She’s been following à la Damaris for a while. Has her favourite dishes – bulgurpilav with cauliflower is one of them – and she regularly pops up on the chat with an enthusiastic reaction or a question. One day, she asked me if I knew how to roast pumpkin seeds that you have left over from your pumpkin. I did not have the answer for her, but sent her a few suggestions/links. And soon she told me it was exactly what she had looked for. And it worked out great. Now yesterday I had pumpkin seeds left over from no less than 8 squash. So I made my version of it today. And the result? Joris started to love me a little more today. All thanks to grandma Billy. But that’s what grandma’s are for, right?


A casserole dish is simply fantastic. Especially this one. All tastes come together. You take care of all the preparations and the result never disappoints you. In fact, it’s even more delicious than you expected. Comfort food. And the whole idea that you pit everything nicely in a bowl, knowing that the job is done from your side and the oven takes it further. So fancy. And the oven knows exactly what to do. Kitchen hero. We all know the Greek version of musaka, but this Palestinian is, as far as I am concerned, about ten times better. What am I saying? A hundred times better.

Truffle bitterballs to die for

It’s one of those bites that’s going to be talked about for a long time. It’s one of those things your guests will talk about for years: the other day I was at a place and I ate the most delicious truffle bitterballs ever. It’s uncomparably delicious. It’s worth the effort. Hands down.


This isn’t pizza, it’s a pissaladière. And that’s really something else. Yes, it looks the same, but it really tastes different though. It’s incredibly delicious, it’s irresistible. Delicious for lunch, delicious as a snack, delicious as an evening meal with a good salad…