Arabian nights

An arrangement of hibiscus, chilli, mint, dahlias, anemones and amaryllis...inspired by last nights supper.

The Hound keen to explore his Arab heritage for his upcoming appearance on BBC's "Who do you think you are?", requested a Bedouin evening. Whilst he got creative with silks and floor cushions, I prepared a feast.
Cous cous spiced with cardamon, cumin, clove, coriander and any other herb beginning with the letter C, finished with spiced aubergines and pomegranate seeds. Honeyed figs, and a happy chicken made accompanying noises. We sipped mint tea and gin, and later, after more gin The Hound performed the dance of the 7 veils.

The recipe for the cous-cous was a hybrid from about 8 books, pouring over cookery books is a great hobby of mine, I have several thousand, and we are currently revisiting Nigella's Feast. I am fascinated by the section on Jewish food. It could be Gefilite fish next week.

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