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 […]

Valentine’s Day Meals for Two and Destination Inspired Date Ideas

Valentines Dates for Two

The funny thing about living outside of the United States is that a lot of holidays just come and go.  Unless we make a really conscious effort to remember them (like Thanksgiving) they slip by. Earlier this week it dawned on me that Valentine’s Day is soon. Truth be told, we don’t usually do much. […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving as an Expat

Thanksgiving Abroad

  Last week was American Thanksgiving, and the first holiday we celebrated out of the US. I spent most of the day making all of the staples, roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and apple pies. The boys didn’t really realize it was Thanksgiving, because of course it wasn’t mentioned […]

Technology Gift Ideas for Global Kids

Technology Gifts for Kids

It’s the season for gift guides and it’s got me thinking about the things my boys brought to Morocco and what we left behind. Space was (and is!) a big deal, so technology has helped us in many ways. But there are some toys they’ve really loved having. So, I thought why not share the […]

Slow Cooker Caramel and Salted Ginger Cheesecake

Caramel

MarocBaba looooves caramel. It’s his favorite sweet topping.  Honestly, I know very few people who dislike it! I’ve shied away from making my own because it scares me. A year ago I attempted to make it from sugar and well let’s just say what I ended up with was a hard, sugary mess. So I […]

Creative Gift Ideas for Adults and Kids This Eid

Eid Gift Ideas

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 […]