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Brie, pear and honey crostini

Brie, pear and honey crostini|marmite et ponpon

A tiny bouchée to hold so many deep flavors! i would rather call it the brie symphony!

Though these are not the main hero on your menu, but a holiday table can’t be set up without these festive hors d’oeuvres.

Get your party started with these irresistible and elegant brie crostini. You will need: (you decide on the quantity)

  • baguette (toasted) sliced
  • brie cheese slices
  • pear slices
  • walnut chopped
  • cranberry
  • honey
  • arugula (or rocket leaves) for decoration

Brie, pear and honey crostini|marmite et ponpon

Layer the crostini with a slice of brie topped with a slice of pear. Drizzle with honey then add few chopped walnut and cranberry. The arugula comes at the end to shout out the spectacular look!

With this season full of special occasion, i am sure you will add this easy yet delicious appetizer to your repertoire.

Brie, pear and honey crostini|marmite et ponpon

This impressive combination of cheese, fruit and nut is a little bite of heaven. the smoothness of cheese with the crunchiness of walnut, the sweetness of honey and pear along with the sour taste in the cranberry create the symphony i told you about in the beginning!

Brie, pear and honey crostini|marmite et ponpon

Brie, pear and honey crostini|marmite et ponpon

This is my last post in the 2018. I wish you all a happy end of this year and a great 2019 ahead full of happiness and endless beautiful moments and blessings your heart can hold! Love always xoxo

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Make your own all natural energy drink

all natural energy drinkThese days i feel like a train hit me! I am physically worn out. I am sure lots of moms (or even dads) have been there and felt exactly the same after those long sleepless nights and busy days without a help. To cut it short, i am dog-tired!

Luckily and finally mom is coming next week. Yeyyyy! can’t wait. But till then all i can do is drinking from this energy drink to survive. A homemade, all natural drink to boost your performance.

all natural energy drink

  • 1cup orange juice (2-3 oranges)
  • 1/2 cup mandarin juice (2 mandarins)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tbsp honey

You can add 1/2 cup of water to these ingredients if you don’t want a really tangy taste. This super easy energy drink is the best when you need a quick jolt of balanced revitalization, and being full of vitamin C, it works as a prevention from cold and flu as well.

Citrus fruits, especially oranges, are a good source of electrolytes. For the people who doesn’t know what are the electrolytes, they regulate our nerves and muscles function, our hydration, the pH of our blood, rebuilding damaged tissue, and determining blood pressure. They are basically calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium chloride, hydrogen phosphate (a mineral) and hydrogen carbonate (a salt). So having this tangy drink is a smart option to replenish depleted electrolytes.

all natural energy drinkHoney, as they call it liquid gold, is a natural sweetener that directly enters the bloodstream and deliver a quick boost of energy and memory.

Salt (sodium chloride) is needed to maintain the proper stomach pH. It’s also known that salt lowers adrenaline spikes to improve the sleep quality.

This fire booster drink is a healthier substitute to coffee, if you wish to lower your daily caffeine intake.

all natural energy drinkCitrus fruits are in season now, don’t hesitate to try this homemade all natural energy drink and keep up your verve all day long.

Offer this drink to your kids after school (not later than 4 o’clock, they will be full of energy and find difficulty to sleep and you will hate me), it will recharge their energy and protect them from catching cold.  Skip the dash of salt, kids might not appreciate the taste, and don’t worry, the lemon will do the job, it is a super alkaline which helps your body maintain a healthy pH level.

all natural energy drinkall natural energy drinkNow catch me if you can 🙂

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Sweet balsamic glazed salmon

IMG_4922I guarantee you it’s the only way you will ever make your salmon from now on. The sweet and tangy flavors blend together to give you this flavorful salmon.

Beside of having a quick meal, ready on your table within 20 mns, you will be enjoying a sustaining dish full of nutrients, such as the amazing omega-3, vitamin B3, B6 and B12, protein and vitamin D.

Bottom line, eating salmon makes you smarter and happier!

IMG_4898To make the glaze you will need:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt to taste

Mix all ingredients and bring to boil for 5 minutes to thicken.

Place 4 pieces of salmon (each 200g) skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Cooking in baking papers keeps the fish deliciously moist as it bakes in its own juices, minimal cleanup needed later and it’s definitely more healthy than aluminium foil.

Brush with the glaze, bake for 10 minutes in the oven on 200°C, brush again with the glaze then bake uncovered for 5 additional minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through.


Transfer to your plate, you will see the skin will remain easily on the baking paper, add the remaining glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with potatoes, rice or pasta. This quantity serves 4 people.

IMG_4902This tender, flaky and flavorful salmon will leave you basking in compliments from your loved ones!

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honey pots – Salma and Roy wedding favors

Finally the awaiting big day of Salma’s (my sister in law) and Roy is here. What a wonderful day, filled with cherished moments we will always remember.

Salma you make a beautiful bride, sister in law, sister and god mother. Antoun, Nady and I are so proud of you and we love you.

Roy welcome to the warmth of the family, may your love to Salma grow and be without end, just like your wedding ring!

Mabrouk to the gorgeous bride and awesome groom, you are beautiful together, your happiness is ours, may you always find in each other the love, laughter and joy.

honey pots- wedding favor

Honey pots favors as sweet as your love! Easy to do.

Click honey tags to print a high resolution file. All you need is a ribbon of your choice and glue.

honey pots- wedding favor

You can change the message and turn it easily to a new born or  baby shower favor.

Salma and Roy are “meant to bee”

honey pots- wedding favor

Just “bee happy” and “bee loved” because “love is buzzing” and “love is sweet”

honey pots- wedding favor

honey pots- wedding favor

honey pots- wedding favor

honey pots- wedding favor

May your honeymoon never ends and your love remains as sweet as honey. Congrats!