Ahlan wa Sahlan!  Hello and welcome to The Olive Tree Kitchen

Ahlan wa Sahlan! Thank you for visiting our blog.

We are Phoebe and Nadia, a mother and daughter duo. We aren’t trying to become rich from our blog or become famous or be an authority on Palestinian cooking. we are just sharing our cooking hobby together, bonding over stories and documenting our lovely Palestinian food and heritage for you all to share and try. we hope you will try and enjoy this food. SAHTEIN!

Mama Nadia moved in with me and my family over two years ago and we have been cooking and writing this blog together ever since. We cook for my husband Christopher and my sons Otis, 3 and Rupert, 1 who all think its very tasty!

This is our Olive Tree Kitchen and these are it’s recipes.

My Mama Nadia, and I cook all these recipes together and more often than not its her beautiful hands that are in the photos.



Born in Jerusalem and raised in Yemen, I now live in Buckinghamshire with my Husband, two Sons and Mother.

We love cooking and eating Palestinian food in our house as well as sitting around the table and talking politics.

I work for a small and dynamic human rights charity focusing on Palestine. I have previously been the Country Director for Israel and Palestine for a large humanitarian and aid charity and been a humanitarian worker for the UK Department for International Development.