In May, I went to Washington DC for my first food blogging conference and had the opportunity to meet so many lovely people including one that’s been in my thoughts and prayers a lot lady. Jennifer Perillo blogs at In Jennie’s Kitchen and I so enjoyed her talk at the conference. I wish I could have gotten to know her more. Last week she lost her husband very suddenly. When I found out I was consumed with grief for her and her daughters, thinking what I would do if I were in the same situation. MarocBaba and I have always had a very deep and immediate bond. We had only been with each other (in person) for three days before we got engaged. He’s my soul mate. I found it so easy to place myself in Jennie’s shoes. When asked what people could do for her, Jennie asked everyone to bake Mikey’s favorite pie, a peanut butter pie yesterday. So I did.
Life is so precious and can slip away in a second so in the word’s of Jennie; “make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love. Then hug them like there’s no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on.” I have to add Mikey has great taste this pie is really good. For the rest of my prayers this Ramadan I’ll be remembering Jennie and her family (and probably for many days after that).
Menu Plan for tomorrow:
Suhoor: You can make this Cardamom Coffee Zucchini Bread from Steamy Kitchen and eat fresh or set part aside and freeze to eat later.
Iftar: Make a fresh batch of harira for next week and eat the traditional Moroccan way with boiled eggs and some appetizers like kefta briouats.
Suhoor: Pea and potato tajine is a summer favorite of mine. If peas are not in season where you are, frozen peas can be used just as easily. I like to cook this tajine very slow to get all the flavor into the potatoes.