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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Making Moroccan Drums in Fez, Morocco

Drum Making in Fez with Kids

On our long weekend in Fez, I set out to find things that our boys would enjoy doing. I know my kids (and husband for that matter) well enough to know that dragging them up and the streets of Fez shopping was not going to be enjoyable. While I am enjoying decorating and designing our […]

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Touring the Todra Gorge and Dades Valley

Moroccos Dades Valley and Todra Gorge

Some people say there are two different Morocco’s – the rural and the urban. But, I think there are many, many more. For a small country (remember Morocco is only the size of the US state of California) the geographic differences are sometimes overwhelming. The country is divided by mountain ranges, deserts, forests, and some […]

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Homemade Sea Salt Soft Pretzels

Homemade Sea Salt Soft Pretzels

Last week K casually came to me and asked, “Mom, can you make some Lego marshmallows, please?” Lego marshmallows? What are those?  I promised him that I would look online to see if such a thing even exists. (A friend later told me that yes, they do exist and can be found on YouTube.) But […]

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