Portrait of a Matriarch…

A short sturdy lady came towards me. Exuding strength, warmth, kindness, generosity, and an uncompromising self. She smiled greeting me with the booming greetings of the desert. At least 3┬áminutes dedicated to the ritual. Allah hayki, kaif haliki, shlownki, Al-hamdulilah, Allah maki, Halla ya halla, Allah HAYki. She kisses my cheek, grasps my head, then […]

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Bedouin Tea Recipe

Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem. Okay so my husband always tells me that if you try for a million years you will not make tea like me Therefore, perhaps I am not the best person to be writing this recipe but I haven’t been getting regular complaints (too weak, too strong, not sweet enough, too sweet) for […]

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