Nazarina says I live, love and share good food in a very jovial and unpretentious manner. I believe that very seldom should overindulgence supersede constraint. So let us savor our food! Please join me on this culinary journey as I cook my way through an array of gastronomic delights! Almost every story begins with “My Grandmother”. Well, so does mine! She was an outstanding confectioner and demanded nothing but perfection. My mother on the other hand was a runway fashion designer and dressmaker and nothing short of a fabulous baker and gourmet cook as well. My family is of Malaysian descent and grew up in South Africa where almost everything was natural and organic. My Grandmother and Mother exposed us to this type of lifestyle at a very early age and for this I shall remain eternally grateful. Their mantra was that hospitality would get you everywhere, so now I am trying to follow in their footsteps. I too roast the coconut and grind the spices and use only the freshest butter and cream because ultimately this love for food is what generates everlasting friendships. Giddy Gastrome is in memory of my Mother and Grandmother and all the great ladies before them!
Fasting is the third pillar of Islam and it means to abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset. Above all, Fasting purifies the heart and increases awareness of Allah’s Presence.
I love to prepare my family’s favorite foods during the Fast and we love to share with everybody irrespective of religion! Everybody is welcome at our table! In fact my home is always full whether it is Ramadan or not. It gives me a great sense of well being to be able to give to and feed others. My Niyat (Intention) is that I share these recipes with the belief that all of you are actually breaking Fast here in my home.May your Eid Mubarak celebration be a joyous one and God bless everyone says Nazarina of Giddy Gastronome.
Here are some the Nazarina yummy treats which she likes to prepare for Iftar’s during Ramadan.
1. Falooda/Bombay Crush – An exquisite rose-flavored milkshake.
4. Kheer (Boeber) – A rich and creamy drink with overtones of cardamom and cinnamon.
Blogs participating in the global online Ramdan event (Joy From Fasting To Feasting !!!) are:
Bahrain – Baking-Haven
Dubai – Indian Spices
Egypt – Ummelbanat
Germany – Food Is Love , Kedia Hamburg
Hong Kong – Aapplemint
India – Yummy Food
Kuwait – Yummy!!
London – Happy Muslim Mama
Malaysia – MamaFaMi’s Spice n Splendour , http://mamafami.fotopages.com/
New Zealand – HomeMadeS
Riyadh – Cheers To Easy Cooking
US – Giddy Gastrnome , HealthNut, Mammu’s Kitchen, , NY’s Delight , Organica, Rumah Manis , Salt & Turmeric, Tried and True Eats, Ya Salam Cooking.