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    Coffee Without the Guilt – How to Recycle Your Nespresso Coffee Capsules in Qatar

    Like many of you, I love my coffee. One of the first things I fire up in the morning (besides the snooze button) is my Nespresso machine to prime myself for the day ahead. But also like many of you, I’ve been wondering what impact this addiction was having on the environment. Much has been said and written about single use capsules or pods with calls to ban them. while the debate has been raging, Nespresso has been quietly doing its bit to reduce the impact of these convenient caffeine hits. The basis of this is a robust recycling program it has rolled out around the world with 123,000 collection points…

  • Doha,  Food,  Food Trends,  Qatar,  Travel

    Nine Reasons You Should Be Taking Your Next International Flight on Qatar Airways

    Let me give you some (free) advice. Ignore what you are reading about Qatar at the moment. Regardless of what you think you know, it’s been exaggerated (and I should know, I used to be a journalist). Qatar is safe, peaceful and happens to have one of the world’s best airlines, Qatar Airways as its national carrier. I’ve been a customer of the airline for 10 years, exclusively for the past four years, and I can honestly say it’s in a realm of its own. So, with the Summer approaching, you should consider this airline for your next trip for the reasons for the following reasons: Free Stopover You heard me.…

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    Cheese,  Doha,  Food,  Food Trends,  Fusion Food,  Qatar,  seafood

    Six Foodie Things To Try Before the End of the Year

    Listen up people! It’s December in a couple of days ! You heard me! DECEMBER! When did that happen? I demand a recount (on so many levels). Honestly, it seemed like just yesterday we were sweating through July and praying for less daylight and cooler temperatures. I’ve just realised there is a whole bunch I promised myself I would do but of stuff I just haven’t done this year: Revisiting the ABBA Museum Buying a new car (to be fair I have been saying that since 2012) Discovering a cure for Man Flu Finding a consistent supply of Mochi icecream in my vicinity Making Stretchy Pants acceptable office wear Single handedly eliminating…

  • Doha,  Food Trends,  Lebanon,  life,  Love,  Middle East,  Restaurant Reviews

    A Pizza My Heart – Six Great Home Delivery Restaurants in Doha

    Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t eat out every night. My natural state is at home, on the couch, with AZ arguing over my apparently inexplicable love of reality TV. So truth is, I am, in fact, a bit of a homebody. I love to cook, but sometimes, after a long and complicated day or week in the Vineyard of Truth, I am partial to a takeaway. And with Doha’s natural traffic state as being in No Man’s Land between Carmageddon and Carpocalypse at any given time, any restaurant that can delivery tasty, hot and delicious food to me without me hollering my location, is going to be a winner. Both Kababs&Kurries…

  • Cheese,  Qatar,  Restaurant Reviews

    Turning up the Beet – a Review of Doha’s First Vegan Restaurant

    When a certain degree of hype surrounds an event, an opening or similar, my natural born cynicism ratchets up a couple of notches. There are some great examples of highly anticipated events just not living up to the forward hype. Notably: The second season of True Detective The iPhone 7 The Whopperito Both of the Sex & the City movies So when bloggers, “influencers”, the media and the general expat population recently lapsed into a rhapsodic trance about the opening of Evergreen Organics, the country’s first vegan restaurant, I was underwhelmed. But…I was also kind of interested. So when my ertswhile collaborator and lighting expert Brooke messaged me yesterday about trying…

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    Six Places You Should Be Eating at in Doha Right Now (Summer Edition)

    It was a long, hot Ramadan and while it’s a time I really enjoy, I’m happy to be getting back into the swing of Qatar’s dining scene. I wrote this blog post in April and because of its success, I thought an updated version was due. Call it the “Summer Edition” as all the venues around the city start to unveil new menus, concepts and ideas. Luxury and budget, date night and family style, here is where I think you should be eating at right now: Mainland China I will admit, I was dubious – a Chinese restaurant chain hailing from India in an office block in Doha. But one look inside…

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    Doha,  luxury travel,  Middle East,  Qatar,  Travel

    Up, Up and Away – The Best Places to Eat at Hamad International Airport

    There are two things certain. One of that a Kardashian will post a nude shot on Instagram. The other is that at some point in our lives, we will be forced to eat an overpriced, stale sandwich in a dingy airport somewhere in the world. I’m pleased to say, that Hamad International Airport, this trend is being bucked. (The Kardashians however, that’s a lost cause). Honestly, took me some time to warm to this behemoth of an airport. The old airport was just 1km from my home and I could even see the tail fins of the planes from my balcony. After a trip I could be off the plane, in…

  • Cheese,  Doha,  India,  Qatar,  Restaurant Reviews

    Kurrying Favor at Kababs & Kurries

    It takes a fair bit of effort to impress me. When an invite to try this restaurant came through a friend, I was underwhelmed after learning it was located in a fairly minor mall in the suburbs. I should learn not to judge on location and appearance because Kababs & Kurries has been a surprise hit for me. I arrived solo on a recent Saturday afternoon, having battled traffic, heat , dust and my usual hysteria that comes from trying to pack two many errands at disparate ends of the city into a six hour period). What greeted me was a technicolor oasis. The interiors are a little on the garish side,…

  • Cheese,  Doha,  Qatar,  Restaurant Reviews,  Restaurants

    Eight Underrated Restaurants in Doha You Should Be Trying NOW

    Yes, it’s fair to say that I have been focusing on the big, glam and expensive end of town lately. But a conversation with a fellow foodie recently had me thinking – are there some places in this fair city that deserve a little more praise? I think so! Here is my (arbitrary and non-exhaustive) list of the eight restaurants you should consider putting on your dining rotation right now. Porcini at the Ritz Carlton Doha Sure it’s a little old school and the interior is gloomy, but this was one of the first places I dined at in Doha many moons ago and the food is good, solid Italian…

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    Nine Places in Qatar You Should be Eating at Right Now

    As we are on a collision course for the summer months in Qatar, I’m loving a few things right now: The extended “Indian Summer” we are experiencing in Qatar right now – rain and cooler temperatures. Make it last forever please The new crime channel on OSN – Momsters, Beauty Queen Killers and Southern Fried Homicide makes it even harder for me to leave the house Here is a sentence I never thought I never thought I would write – you can now follow me at Snapchat @rachelannmorris. Yes I succumbed and frankly I love it. Of course I am hate-following a bunch of people but I relish the instantaneous nature…