the pleasure of taste…

QbooThe pleasure of taste may be located in the tongue, yet often it begins not there, but in memory. Through memory is how I recall and cherish tastes from my various nests and numerous travels…  Which is why you will very often hear me saying that ‘the taste of savory dishes and delectable desserts reside deep in my heart!’
The aroma of freshly baked bagels just out of the oven is undeniably one of the most tenacious memories of my wonderful years in the USA. So, when a dear friend enthusiastically announced the arrival of Qboo Bakehouse in Nicosia I instinctively treaded back that pungent memory of bagels back to Pennsylvania, New York and many other states and smiled, like… FOREVER!
Since then, Qboo is a much loved bakehouse and Saturday breakfast spot, where I take my beloved niece and nephew. Story telling about my fascinating years in the US, coupled with bagels and hot chocolate are usually the order of the day! They enjoy it immensely (as you can see in the photo) and so does their aunt!
The photo of Qboo Bakehouse above is from the photo library of Qboo.


About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

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