Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2017

June 29th, 2017

Eid Al-Fitr is the Islamic religious celebration that ends the Holy Month of Ramadan. 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.

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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-Adha, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2015

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2016

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Eid Al-Fitr – 2017

June 25th, 2017

Eid Al-Fitr “Smaller Eid”, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Today is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.

Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families. May your life and loved ones be blessed with Peace, Prosperity, and Happiness on this auspicious occasion.


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Ramadan, Suhour – 2017

June 19th, 2017

Suhour and Iftar are two elements of Ramadan that have great significance to Muslims.

Suhour is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting, before dawn during or outside the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal is eaten before fajr prayer. Suhour as the morning meal is matched by iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan, replacing the traditional three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), although in some places dinner is also consumed after Iftar later during the night. Being the last meal eaten by Muslims before fasting from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan, suhour is regarded by Islamic traditions as a benefit of the blessings in that it allows the person fasting to avoid the crankiness or the weakness caused by the fast. According to a hadith, The Prophet Muhammad said “take suhour as there is a blessing in it”.

In Syria, Suhuor consists of dishes which are usually served for breakfast in regular days. Makdous Al-Bathenjan, Jebneh (Cheeses), Halaweh Tehiniyeh, Jams (if Ramadan in summer like these days so mainly the jams are: apricot jam, cherry jam, rose petal jam, strawberry jam. And if Ramadan in winter so mainly the jams are: eggplant jam, and pumpkin jam), Honey, Dibs w Tehineh (mixture of grape molasses with tahini), Laban (Yogurt), Labneh (Strained Yogurt), Olives, Cucumber and Tomatoes, and other food such as Foul Mdammas, boiled eggs, fried eggs, Manaqish, and Ma’arouk Ramadan are all suhoor table staples that we’re used to and love. Food is eaten with Arabic flat bread and served with tea.

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Ramadan Kareem – 2017

May 27th, 2017

Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar, Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. Today is the first day of Ramadan.

Wishing you and your loved ones joy and blessings in this Holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem.

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To Aleppo With Love – Ma’arouk Nisf Sha’aban

May 11th, 2017

In Aleppo, Nisf Sha’aban is celebrated by making Ma’arouk Nisf Sha’aban (it is also called “Bariosh Nisf Sha’aban”) and Sambousek Lahmeh (meat pies). The recipe of Ma’arouk Nisf Sha’aban is the same to Ma’arouk Ramadan, but what makes it special is that it has to be formed into the shape shown in the photo above.

Let’s make Ma’arouk Nisf Sha’aban:

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