Posts Tagged‘Eid’

SRF Freezer Cooking

Preparing for Eid: Freezer Cooking with Simmer Sauces

All across the city people are making preparations for Eid, including our family. The sheep have started to find their way into city markets, small stalls are popping up to sell charcoal and bundles of straw for the sheep. There are plenty of advertisements marking the holiday, new clothes for sale, and people looking to gather the last little bit of money to go towards their sheep purchase. (Note: if you’re visiting Morocco right now, bargain hard! Most vendors want to make a sale, any sale right before this holiday.) Eid in Morocco is very different than Eid in the US…

Great Big Eid Giveaway

I hope you’re all having an amazing summer. I’ve been busy readjusting to life here in the United States while we’re visiting. The weather is much cooler and my boys are loving lots of open green space to run and play. We’ve had plenty of bike accidents already and K even got to visit a friends house and help out with their chickens! He came home full of stories about how he got the eggs and the families Amish neighbors and their horses. I keep thinking how wonderful it is that my kids will know so many different ways that…

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Tips For Planning an Eid al Adha Party

Eid is just around the corner! I am busy working on a guest post for My Halal Kitchen about what Eid preparations are like in Morocco.  The sheep have just started coming into the city and people are beginning to prepare. I’ve heard many butchers will close for the rest of the week and my kids have a holiday from school. Earlier this year, at the end of Ramadan my sister threw an Eid al Fitr party for us.  We were in the midst of packing and getting ready for our move and so between her and my mom they…

Eid Gift Ideas

Creative Gift Ideas for Adults and Kids This Eid

Gift-giving is a tradition in Moroccan, and most Islamic cultures. You wouldn’t show up at someone’s home for dinner without a small gift for the hostess or children.  For Eid-al-Fitr, and Eid-al-Adha gifts take on a more celebratory role.  In Islamic countries the practice of gift giving during these holidays is largely based on giving children gifts.  It makes the event feel festive.  For children who have fasted the entire month of Ramadan (after which we celebrate Eid-al-Fitr) this is a token, a reward for their hard work and sacrifices. I have to admit it’s just in recent years that…

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Moroccan Eid Menu Planning

This year I’ve been seeing so many great posts sharing Eid menu plans, like this one from Holly of Arabic Zeal or this one from Hollie of Common Cents Mom. In the past I have done a post after our big Eid celebration but as I started to plan it made sense to instead share ideas early.  We will only be staying in New York until Sunday afternoon but I still plan to make breakfast and lunch to celebrate.  I am really hoping that this year will be a little more special than years’ past. Just being surrounded by a…

Boulfaf – Grilled Lamb Liver

I have been meaning to get this recipe up for sometime but kept having other things to put up instead!  This is generally made during Eid al Adha in Morocco.  While I have never eaten it (I don’t do organs) MarocBaba and even M do like it.  The first meal of Eid al Adha in Morocco always includes all of the items that don’t freeze well such as the liver, heart, and kidneys.  The rest of the sheep is hung up so that the meat partially dries.  The dish that everyone waits and looks forward to is boulfaf.  L’faf in…

A Vegetarian Eid al Adha with Saffron Road Food

Eid al Adha is right around the corner (Sunday) and is perhaps most well known as the “sheep holiday”.  Muslim families purchase a live ram and on the morning of Eid sacrifice the animal.  This is done as a remembrance of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son on God’s command.  At the last minute God replaced Ismail with a ram.  After the sacrifice families separate the ram into three parts; one for themselves, one to share with friends or family and one to donate to the poor. Many women pride themselves on creating a wonderful meal on Eid, making many…

Sweets To Celebrate and modernEid Decorations

Have you noticed the abundance of holiday “gear” filling up grocery and department stores?  Lately I’ve been feeling just a little depressed that there isn’t much out there for Islamic holidays.  If you know me you know that I don’t do tacky and a lot of decorations geared towards Muslims go over my glitter and brightness quota.  I am so happy that there are some great companies like modernEID who are filling the void and coming through with very classy and clean decorations and accessories for Eid and Ramadan.  I am also really happy to announce that you’re going to…