Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
During Ramadan I like to watch Kawater, a series on MBC1, by Ahmed Shuqairi. The presenter talks about improving our Muslim cultures by applying successful methods that work in other countries. Last year, Kawater 5 went to Japan and filmed many impressive habits that a non Muslim culture applies on a daily basis . The episode that struck me most was about Japanese children cleaning their class rooms. Such a simple task yet , we do not do it here in Kuwait and I believe anywhere in the Middle East. A task that is humbling and should be part of our Muslim habits. This year,however, Kawater 6 shows us that the power of media, and how the presenters message went through to some one. The minister of Education in Saudi Arabia is applying this in 50 schools in his country. Well done to Ahmed Shuqairi for being so positive in his message, unlike many other preachers.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Her signature style is over the top.
Her published books are colorful.
Her products (rugs, trays, stools ,etc) are wonderful.
But, I can't say I want it all. On the contrary,
I just want to look at it.
And my favorite of all her projects is still the Doheny Estate pictures posted above.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Ok, Im really hungry and there's still a long way to go till ftoor time! (crying face)
Syrup: 2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups water
juice of 1 lemon
Basbosa cake: 2 cups semolina
1 cup sugra
1 stick butter
1 cup full cream milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
Preheat oven 350*. Grease 9 x12 baking pan. Cream together the butter and suger. Then add the vanilla extract. In another bowl, add the semolina, baking soda and baking powder, then add the suger and butter mixture and milk.
Add to pan, take a knife and make diagonal lines making the shape of a diamond. Then add almonds. Bake for 25 minutes.
To prepare syrup, dissolve the sugar in water, add lemon juice and bring to a boil. reduce heat and then pour onto cake mixture till absorbed.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Everyone knows how to make fatoosh!
1kg Potatoes. 3 garlic cloves. 500ml double cream. Salt and Pepper.
Preheat oven 160* C, slice potatoes thinly, and grate the garlic and place onto potatoes.
Season with salt and pepper. Then pour the cream onto the potatoes. Mix well and then place in the gratin dish.
Bake for 45 to 50 min, could cook for a bit longer!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Since we will be fasting tomorrow, I think I'll be talking about food more often :)
and thank god my friends make some wonderful food.
And they serve it on plates of art! like the ones above.
I tried something so simple yet soo yummy that I must share.
Cooked brown lentils, diced onions, chopped tomatoes, 6a7eena and wrap it up in a tortilla.
*Lentils excellent source of iron.
*Its a dietary fiber,carbohydrate, and protein