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  • 29Nov 2011
    Farmers Market - radishes galore

    The mighty return of the original Farmers’ Market


    Dubai; Not only is FooDiva loving the sublime, balmy weather these days, but so does local produce which thrives in the current harvesting season. Hence the original Farmers' Market in Dubai that championed a trend in all things local fruit and veg is now back for its third season at the Souk Al Bahar terrace every Friday.

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  • 18Nov 2011
    Ripe vegetables

    Locally made Italian mozzarella and burrata per favore


    Dubai; We now have true Italian mozzarella made locally right here on our U.A.E doorstep. You don't believe FooDiva do you, well neither did I until my tasting at Dubai Garden Centre's weekly Ripe market.

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  • 12Jun 2011
    Bumble Box cucumbers & green beans

    Bumble Box market day – veg, fruit, dips, oils and more


    Dubai; Good news for us fans of all things Bumble Box. Our cries of  ‘we’d prefer to buy our fruit and veg loose’ have been honoured at the weekly Saturday morning market at Dubai Garden Centre. This weekend FooDiva purchased organic, locally grown cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans in small packets – plus a […]

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  • 23May 2011
    From farm to table - Bumble Box

    The new buzz, Bumble Box sows its local, organic seed in Dubai


    Dubai; On the odd occasion that FooDiva eats in, I try where possible to buy local produce, and when I say local I mean from the U.A.E, not the wider Middle East and North Africa region. The Farmers’ Market at Souk Al Bahar was a forerunner in the drive to bring farm to table – […]

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  • 7Jan 2011
    Shakshouka for two

    Baker & Spice…and all things nice


    Dubai; Officially happy 2011 FooDiva friends! I hope you managed to contain your new year bubbles consumption, unlike me. It’s been a busy first week, so much so, this is the first opportunity I’ve had to try out a new venue in town. I’ve been meaning to pop by the latest Baker & Spice café at Al Manzil souk in the […]

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  • 10Dec 2010

    Dubai’s only Farmers’ Market…a review


    Dubai; You may recall FooDiva’s recent posting previewing Dubai’s only Farmers’ Market. Well here it is today, in all its colourful glory. Organised by Baker & Spice at Souk Al Bahar, farmers from across the U.A.E were selling their fresh, and in some cases organic fare – predominantly fruit, vegetables and herbs – but eggs, buttermilk, honey and […]

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  • 25Nov 2010

    Farmers’ Market returns to Dubai

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    Dubai; STOP PRESS! You may recall in April, Baker & Spice in Souk Al Bahar hosted Dubai’s first Farmers’ Market. Well good news for lovers of fresh locally sourced produce (yes believe it or not, the U.A.E has plenty), the market is back again for the cooler months at the same location – every Friday starting December 10th […]

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  • 22Jul 2010
    FooDiva's Japan Trail

    FooDiva's Japan Trail


      If you’re reading this, no doubt you’re as much of a foodie as I am, or else you’re just plain nosy. Either way, please read on. My travels are just beginning, and with a passion for eating (and the odd tipple, in particular anything bubblelicious), please join my gastronomical journey starting with: Appetiser – […]

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