Memories Of Syria – 2019

October 31st, 2019

With mixed feelings after 10 years, I went home for a vacation. Despite the fact, the vacation was short; I fully enjoyed it. It was just enough time for us to discover the city after all these years, spend some time with our family, enjoy fresh flavorful food and share some laughs. I want to keep this post simple and I will just leave you with some photos.

Read the rest of this entry »

Το Aleppo With Love – Zardeh

September 19th, 2019

Zardeh a sort of sweet pudding from rice that is characterized by the flavor of saffron. In the past, this sweet was served on special occasions in Aleppo, specifically at wedding. the Aleppine proverb says “No more Zardeh after wedding” “من بعد العرس ما في زردة”, because it has good amount of sugar. It is also popular in Iran and Iraq. 

Let’s make Zardeh:

Read the rest of this entry »

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2019

August 14th, 2019

Eid Al-Adha “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid”, Eid Al-Adha annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic calendar. It is celebrated all around the world, where people families visit, kids are given money, and Eid sweets are served to well-wishers and relatives. And like each year this post is about the sweets I prepared for Eid.

Read the Archive:

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2013

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2014

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2015

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2016

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2017

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2018

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2019

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2015

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2016

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2017

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2018

More pictures with details:

Read the rest of this entry »

Eid Al-Adha – 2019

August 11th, 2019

Eid Al-Adha “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid”, Eid Al-Adha annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic calendar. The festivities last for three days or more depending on the country. Eid Al-Adha occurs the day after the pilgrims conducting Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat.

Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families. May you have a joyful and blessed Eid with family and friends.

Protected by Copyscape Online Plagiarism Test

Fattet Hummus Bet-Tehineh

July 31st, 2019

Fatteh or fattah is an Arabic dish that uses pieces of toasted or fresh flatbread as a foundation upon which various ingredients are added on top.

Fatteh can be made with chickpeas (Arabic: Fattet Hummus), or with chicken (Arabic : Fattet Dajaj), or with eggplants (Arabic: Fattet Makdous).

Fattet Hummus has different types:

Fattet Hummus Bel-Laban: it is made by layering crispy flatbread, topped with yogurt sauce, then topped with chickpeas.

Fattet Hummus Bet-Tahineh: is made by layering crispy flatbread, topped with Hummus Bet-Tehieh (Chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt). This is a specialty of Hama, so it is also called “Fattet Hummus Hamwiyeh”.

Fattet Hummus Bez-Zeit: dried chickpeas are cooked in water until tender but not mushy. Then in a blender the sauce is prepared (put in blender chickpeas cooking water (the water which was used to cook the chickpeas), garlic, baking soda, salt and blend, then slowly add olive oil until the mixture turns into white in color, this mixture is called “Faqseh”). Then the fatteh is prepared by layering crispy flatbread, topped with chickpeas, then topped with Faqseh. Garnished with cumin. This fatteh in Damascus is called ” Tesqieh Bel-Faqseh”.

Fattet Hummus Helweh: is made by saute onion in ghee until transparent, then cooking the onions in chickpeas cooking water. Then the fatteh is prepared by layering crispy flatbread, topped with the onion with the cooking water, then topped with chickpeas, and heated ghee is added at top. This is a specialty of Hama.

Today’s recipe is Fattet Hummus Bet-Tehineh.

Let’s make Hummus Bet-Tehineh:

Read the rest of this entry »