The Foodie Kit: Buy from Palestinian Artisans

As many of you know I have spent much of the last 10 years supporting Palestinian livelihoods and economic development. Supporting Palestinian artisans is not just essential to the local economy in Palestine, but is also important to maintain traditional cultural crafts and skills. We at The Olive Tree Kitchen have teamed up with Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans to bring you some wonderful gifts for your kitchen.

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Herby Feta

My mother didn’t really teach me recipes, she taught me how to cook. How to have an instinct for flavours, consistencies to achieve and methods of preparation. and i suppose that is what this herby feta is. It isn’t really a recipe, its a way of eating.

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Kousa Nuggets

when you have a three year old, a lot of food starts being referred to as a ‘nugget’. We always make these a day or two after we make mahshi with the pulp of the courgettes that have been cored out. they are utterly delicious and make a great lunch with a nice fil-fil dip and salad.

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Nutty, Herby Vermicelli Rice

if you have been trying our recipes for and while, you will know how much we like to make a big deal out of our rice dishes. sometimes it even feels like the rice is the main event instead of the side. this is the rice me make most often, and its perfect and moreish. naturally vegan, this is a great way to treat the non-meat eaters in your life.

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Burghul & courgette soup

I can’t even begin to tell you about my mother’s soups. She has got an amazing skill of turning the pantry and fridge into a goldmine even if it looks like there is nothing in there. These soups got me through the exhausted days as i nursed by babies day and night and helped me recover so many times in my life.

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