Archive for 2017

Meghli Hamwi

April 23rd, 2017

Meghli is a traditional dessert made to celebrate the birth of a baby. It is good for the baby’s mother and is served to guests when they come to offer their congratulations. In Damascus, Meghli is called Carawya (the word carawya is the Arabic for caraway), it is rice flour pudding spiced with caraway. But in Hama, Meghli is different, Meghli Hamwi is boiled water spiced with anise and fennel.

Let’s make Meghli Hamwi:

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To Aleppo With Love – Kabab Bathenjan

March 31st, 2017

Kabab Bathenjan (Eggplant Kabab) is Aleppine dish that consists of grilled lamb meatball and grilled eggplants, served with a mixture of sauteed onion and peppers.

Let’s make Kabab Bathenjan:

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To Aleppo With Love – Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan

February 28th, 2017

Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan (Padded Rice Pudding) is a beautiful Aleppine layered pudding. The bottom part is Aruz Bel-Halib (rice pudding) and it is topped with orange pudding.

Let’s make Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan:

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Orange Blossom Water Turns Eight!

February 28th, 2017

Today my blog celebrates its eighth birthday.

I’m so thankful for all of you. Your love, support, kindness, thoughts, and encouragement have meant so much to me.  I’m so excited for all of the things this next year will bring.
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To Aleppo With Love – Rghif Mait Franji

January 28th, 2017

“Mait Franji” is the Aleppine name of Tomato paste. “Rghif Mait Franji” is tomato paste wrap, a specialty of Aleppo. When we moved to Aleppo, I started noticing what my Aleppine friends at school used to bring for breakfast/snack and almost every day they had “Rghif Mait Franji”, then it became my favorite. Simple and very delicious.

Let’s make Rghif Mait Franji:

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