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Since I joined Instagram about 3 years ago, it has very quickly become my favourite social media and sharing platform. It's obviously its visual element that is so appealing to me. I love virtually travelling and tasting the world through photos of many talented people I follow. I feel so grateful to be part of such an amazing community. And therefore, I was super excited and honoured to be featured as Instagram suggested user last week. Thank you Instagram for this fabulous app and all my followers for their likes and comments, I like and appreciate every single one.

Follow me on Instagram! Happy Monday everyone! :)


Dubai Creek

Dubai Old Creek

This post is kind of "part two" of my Dubai Old Spice Market post. We were passing by the Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) on our way back from the spice market. We were so lucky not only because we happened to be there during golden hour, but mainly because we got invited to take a peak inside one of the docked old wooden sailing vessel filled with cargo. It was quite an experience!

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek Boat
Dubai Creek - Drying fish
Dubai Old Creek
Dubai Old Creek
Dubai Old Creek Boat
Dubai Old Creek Boat
Wooden Sailing Vessel Dubai
Wooden Sailing Vessel Dubai
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Dubai Creek
Dubai Old Creek

Dubai Old Spice Market

Dubai Spice Market
I'm finally going through many travel photos from last year, so hopefully, there will be new travel posts in the coming months.
I start with a few images from an old Dubai Spice Market which I visited last year in October during FBC Dubai photography and writing workshop. This place is a food lover's dream, offering almost any spice or herbs you can think of.

Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
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Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
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Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market
Dubai Spice Market



Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Last week we had a proper mushroom feast. I love mushrooms and can literally never eat enough of them. These beauties come from a little farm called Forest Fungi in Dawlish Warren which sells mushrooms and local produce. The farm is run by an enthusiastic couple Scott and Becca. We discovered the farm last year and all I can say is, I wish the farm was closer. Luckily they do delivery!

Pied Bleu Shiitake King Oysters Mushrooms from a farm
Sautéed mushrooms and egg

Dreaming of Summer - FBC Photography and Styling Workshop Lebanon

FBC Lebanon Workshop

This blog post is 'only' about five months late. I was genuinely shocked when I discovered a post about food photography and styling workshop which I was teaching last year in Lebanon in my draft folder. I completely abandoned my blog for a few months and was just about to start working on a new blog post, when I stumbled upon this beauty. First, I thought it's really too late to post it, but then I scrolled down through the photos and memories of a sunny Lebanon and a full day spent with wonderful people enjoying the inspiring FBC community vibes flooded my mind and I became overwhelmed with rain, clouds and the cold weather in the UK. And so I thought, a few sun filled photos in the middle of winter can't do any harm.

FBC Lebanon Workshop

This one day food photography and styling workshop was extra special as it was the launch of the first FBC Roaming workshops which took place last year in September at Beit al Batroun, an absolutely charming B&B located in the North of Lebanon, filled with props which make every blogger immediately jealous. We definitely put the props in good use during the workshop where I covered topics such as shooting angles, composition, using props to create different mood in photos, how to work with daylight, food styling tips and much more. The sense of community, lots of fun, food and amazing people always make me so happy.  We all had such a great time; learning, chatting and enjoying the sun, while keeping very well hydrated thanks to our generous sponsors providing us with Lebanese wine, beer and fresh juice. And of course, it wouldn't be a FBC event if there wasn't an overload of food. Bethany spent all day in the kitchen to prepare a sample menu from her debut cookbook The Jewelled Kitchen. Let me tell you, this was quite a test of the book since most of the participants were local. She passed the test and there wasn't any food left!

Seeing these pictures made me a bit melancholic, missing Food Blogger Connect and my blogger friends! But luckily, the 6th edition of this 'trailblazing pilgrimage' attended by the international community of food, travel, lifestyle and fitness bloggers, is just around the corner! If you too, want to spend time with such a loving community, join us in London for the next 3 day conference taking place June 6th, 7th and 8th. Until then, enjoy these sunny photos of a time well spent in Lebanon and keep on the look out for other upcoming roaming workshops around the world!


Beit al Batroun kitchen
Beit al Batroun scale
FBC Lebanon workshop
Photo courtesy of Cookin' five square meters 

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Wines of Lebanon QI Juice Cleanse
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FBC Lebanon Workshop
FBC Lebanon Workshop
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FBC Lebanon Workshop
FBC Lebanon Workshop
FBC Lebanon Workshop