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Organic Goat Cheese Tasting in Morocco

Goat Cheese Tasting Morocco

When we went to Fez last month there was one activity I was most looking forward to. Not that everything wasn’t amazing but we had arranged to visit an organic farm that produced goat cheeses and I could hardly stand the wait! The boys were equally excited. This might not seem like something kids would […]

Recipes Ideas for a Moroccan Passover and Mimouna

Moroccan Passover and Mimouna

Passover started last Sunday and while this isn’t a holiday that’s on the Islamic calendar, it is on the Jewish calendar of which there are many Moroccan Jews. The communities in Morocco today are very small and I can’t say I’ve even met someone who is Jewish and living here (yet! I’m trying to find […]

Introductions and Useful Expressions in Moroccan Arabic (Darija)

Introductions and Useful Expressions in Moroccan Arabic Darija

I’ve had a lot of people ask over the years for resources to learn Arabic, and specifically Moroccan Arabic. There’s not a lot out there and honestly the best way I’ve learned has been to live here. I know that’s not a reality for everyone. You can check out my Language Resources page for some […]

Afghani Chicken Pulao

Afghani Style Chicken Pulao

Earlier this week I made an Afghani inspired chicken pulao dish that was a delicious hit. I’ve been a contributing author on Shrinking Kitchen for several months now and you can find all the details of this recipe (as well as others I’ve contributed) there. Some tips to lighten it up even more – opt […]

Staying in a Riad with Kids; Riad Anata, Fez

Staying in a Riad with Kids

Having visited Marrakech for the better part of 10 years I’m very familiar with the different room options for visitors. One of the most popular here and in Fez is to stay in a riad. I’ve had the good fortune of visiting and staying in several and overall think they are the most wonderful way […]

Moroccan Lamb and Fig Tajine

Lamb, Fig, and Almond Tajine Side

A few months ago we went to have dinner at Ksar Essaoussan in Marrakech. It’s a riad that has been remade into a restaurant, and unlike many riads here, has no rooms for guests – it’s purely somewhere to just enjoy a good meal. Just finding it was an exercise – and we’re quite familiar […]