Tomorrow You Will Wish You Had Started Today

Ah, it’s been quiet over here at Basil and Oil this last week. Life (mainly sleep deprivation) caught up on me once again. I’ve been struggling with my thesis, how to fit in my gym sessions, when to socialize, when to take time for myself. It’s been busy in my life and my head. However,…

Film Friday – Big Night

There’s food. There’s film. Sometimes there’s both. When heaven and earth collide, films about food happen. Therefore, I’m introducing a new bi-weekly topic on Basil and Oil; Film Friday. A post where I’ll talk about which film I love, and why, and where I’ll definitely urge you to watch it asap. The first food-film is a special one….

Start the Day with a Smile & Finish with a Champagne

Plannings and promises. They can be difficult to keep at times. Oh, I’ll do this and that and I want to do this then but after that I definitely need to do that. And then real life kicks in. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? So have I. I’m probably the best person to talk…

Arabic Meatloaf

Okay, so this meatloaf is not really an Arabic meatloaf. I have yet to see a Middle Eastern person to make a meatloaf. However, I love the flavours of the Arabic kitchen, and I love meatloaf. Besides, meatloaf is basically one giant meatball, and every cuisine has that. So, by combining the best of both…

Panzanella

As promised in my last recipe post, here I’ll provide you with the ingredients and instructions to prepare the gorgeous, flavourful salad called Panzanella. This salad is an Italian staple dish, originally created by the poor inhabitants of Tuscany, who had to use all available ingredients to its utmost. The main ingredient, as the name…