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14 juillet 2009 2 14 /07 /juillet /2009 11:00

Hi, my friends,
I just want to announce to you that SOUSOUKITCHEN was chosen today as one of the five random blogs to be viewed in Foodie Blog Roll, with over 4440 blogs, I am very happy and proud that my blog is recognized.
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12 juillet 2009 7 12 /07 /juillet /2009 10:47

 

 

 

Hi , I want to share with you my kid's birthday cake, since their

birthdays were so close together, we decided to celebrate them

on the same day. Jenna-Aicha has her birthday on June 11 th,

Sascha-Idriss has his birthday on June 25 th, on that day we

were in Disney world, so we decided to celebrate it on June the 26 th. 


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10 juillet 2009 5 10 /07 /juillet /2009 06:44

Hi, here is a picture of the Cinderella castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Florida. My sister was visiting from Morocco and it was my sons birthday,so we decided to go there.




These three picture are of the Swiss family Robinson tree house.






These four are from The pirates of the Caribbean.





We did attend one of the day parades, here are some pictures.














In the "Judges Tent" you can meet and get your picture taken with Mikey.


Mikey's garden.



My son enjoying some jump rope with some employees from Disney world.



At night the Cinderella castle changes to many different and beautiful colors.


It was a really nice day, although very hot. At night we had planned to stay in order to watch the night parade and fireworks that is performed everyday. Unfortunately there was a thunderstorm that was so strong that they had to cancel both events.

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8 juillet 2009 3 08 /07 /juillet /2009 06:50

Hello my friends,
I was very happy to find out that I recieved this award 3 times during my abscence.
Yes I said 3 times, from my dear friends who always think of me,

I thank them from the bottom of my heart:

Yasmina de Art et Cuisine Marocains
Assia de  Assiacuisine
Asma de  Délices Asma

* Rules for this award:

1- Show the price

2-Put the URL of the person who offered it to you

3-Reward 6 sites or blogs which you admire.

4-Inform the concerned persons

5-Paste the rules of the award

6-Paste the link below

http: // graficando.jimdo.com / award-stars-light/

It's my turn to offer it to 6 other bloggers : 

- Hommus & Tabbouli
- phoeniciangourmet
- Prettybacker
- Blog de Oumrayan
- Sweet cookin'
- Blog de Nadoua

Now it's their turn, to award this prize to other bloggers in order to keep the chain of blogger friendship going. /

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3 juillet 2009 5 03 /07 /juillet /2009 12:02

Hello my friends,
As you all know, my sister came from Morocco to visit me here in the USA, she brought me a lot of presents from my beloved country that I would like to show you.
I thank her so much and I tell her : " I love you ".
First of all, let me begin with spices, Morocco is rich with spices.



Cardamom حبة الهيل او قعقلة : follows saffron and vanilla as the world’s most expensive spice, it has a pleasant flavor and aroma.
Cardamom coffee is a symbol of Arab hospitality. Cardamom seeds are either crushed coarsely or powdered finely before using. These seeds lose their flavor quickly when ground; and it is ideal to buy only whole pods and crush them just before using.


Bay leaves
 ورقة سيدنا موسى او الرند


Lepidium sativum
حب الرشاد



Cloves
القرنفل



Fenugreek seeds
الحلبة




Fenugreek powder




Nigella: حبة البركة Sprinkle nigella seeds over bread dough

before baking.



Mace (perfect for chicken and meats)
بسيبيسة



Mace powder




Cinnamon
القرفة



Nutmeg
الكوزة



Saffron used as spice and also for the color. Especially in tagines



Arabic gumm or gum acacia المسكة الحرة : beside the flavor,

it has a nice parfum, used especially for cookies and coffee.



Moroccan spices called "leachoub"or "Ras el Hanout" :
Ras el Hanout is the mixture of spices used for couscous and also

 a large number of other dishes. Certain Ras el Hanout is elaborated combination of 37 spices, the others are less sophisticated. All contain nutmeg, ginger, lavender, cumin, hot pepper, white pepper, black pepper, macis, anise, cardamom, caraway, coriander powder and other spices in some proportion, some more, some less.





Dried mint (my mother dried it for me)  النعناع اليابس




Caraway seeds (excellent for breads)
الكروية




Flaxseed
زريعة الكتان



Fennel seeds
الشمر

Lavender
الخزامى



Sage
السالمية


Whole wheat Couscous (not available in stores) this was made by my mother, recipe is already done, I still need to work on the video.



Barkoukch : it's like couscous (not available in stores) also prepared by my mother, I will soon make a recipe with it.
بركوكش



Barley , recipe with barley coming soon.
البلبولة







Different kind of scents, used chiefly as incense and in perfumes.
الجاوي والند





Lythracees "Henna" حنة

Henna is the Arabic name of the shrub Lawsonia Inermis. The leaves of this shrub are dried and pulverized to obtain the powder henna.
It is from these dried and pulverized leaves that we extract a red dye called henna.It exists in wet zones of North Africa and the South of Asia. This powder, very popular among the women of the Islamic countries, it is used in multiple manners, but especially for hair coloring, for temporary tattoos on the skin and for dying of finger nails and fingers, also for the occasion of weddings.



Salvadora persica called "Siwak" " السواك " is extracted from the arak tree.
The souak is a plant native of the Maghreb. The souak is recognized for its antiseptic, astringent and healing propreties. It makes teeth whiter , eliminates the impurities and cleanses the breath. It strengthens and also cleans up gums. Teeth are solid and more brilliant. 





Argane oil & Castor oil /
زيت اركا ن و زيت الخروع




10 Oilten ( 100% natural perfect for the hair ):
-Almond oil
-Avocado oil
-Argane oil
-Wheat germ oil
-Corn oil
-Nigella oil
-Apricot seed oil
-Ricin oil
-Sesame oil
-Sunflower oil




Argane oil soap /
صابون زيت اركان


Lavender soap /
صابون الخزامة




Gel with Argane oil /
كريما بزيت اركان




Moroccan Clay called "Ghassoul" good for hair and face, it absorbs all the impurities, tightens pores and satine the skin. Rhassoul washes, revitalizes and gives the volume to the hair.





The kohl is a black or grey powder. It was formerly used as eye drops. It is a true medicine against the conjunctivitis and it protects the eyes against the reverberation and cleanses the white of the eye, the lens. It is a real symbol of the oriental beauty.
It stored in a small bottle which has a small wooden stick that is dipped into the grey or black powder "Lmerwed", then we make slide this stick between both eyelids starting from the outside to the inside of the eye.




Red powder called " Leker el fassi العكر الفاسي " ( perfect for the face, it clarifies the skin ). 



Silver Jewelry ( I love to wear silver jewerly especially in summer time ).








My favorites presents are these Moroccan handmade ceramic colourfull plates.






Original traditional Moroccan dresses called " Kaftan قفطان " or " Badiya بدعيا " for my little daughter Jenna-Aicha, she is two years old.
Check out those beautiful colors.



My sister didn't forget the famous Moroccan schoes called " Balgha بلغة " 


Look at my daughter, isn't she beautiful in Moroccan dress ?

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30 mai 2009 6 30 /05 /mai /2009 16:12

Hello my friends,
I would like to announce that my blog will be taking a break for about

a month.
My older sister (who is like a mother to me), will be arriving Saturday, May 30th from Morocco (Inchaallah), she will stay the entire month

of June in the USA. I am very happy to have her with me, especially

that it will be the first time in 20 years that I'm not traveling in Morocco in the summer to see my family.
Anyone who lives far from their family knows exactly what I am talking about.
So I am going to stop posting my recipes until she leaves (in July),

and also because I want to take a break from blogging.
I promise you that I will return with new Moroccan and international recipes, I'll also come to visit you as usual in July and to leave you comments.
I will miss you !

 

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27 mai 2009 3 27 /05 /mai /2009 06:59

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Hi friends,
I present you a Tagine recipe which is a little different

to other recipes of Tagines which I have already prepared.

It does not contain a lot of spices, this time I exchanged

the spices for a broth, the result was excellent, I hope that

you like the recipe, it is really delicious.

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

I invite you to watch the video.


 

 

 

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9 mai 2009 6 09 /05 /mai /2009 06:45

 

A mother always suffers for her children even before their birth.

She has to visit the doctor regularly to make sure that the pregnancy has no complications. She has to pay attention at what she eats,

how she moves, her life depends on the baby that is in her womb .

During the delivery, she suffers emotionally and physically, she

finally finds when the baby has been delivered safely, but this relief does not last very long because as soon as the baby is born, she not only has to pay attention to her own health, but to the health of the baby as well, who needs her attention 24/7; is he hungry?

is he clean? is he tired? is he sick?...

 

She is the only one who remains awake all night long if he is sick, being afraid that his fever may rise. She takes care of him until he is healthy. She takes him to the doctor, so that he gets his shots,

to check his weight.... When he begins to go to the day-care center, she also suffers, because she sees him sad due to his separation

of her.... The mom always suffers, she wishes to see her children happy and healthy. She gives the love, tenderness and attention without ever asking for a reward. I believe that every job of the world has a rest except the fact of being a mother, she works 24 hours,

7 days a week without ever complaining.
I think for these reasons there is this day called "Mother's Day",

a better way to celebrate the Mother's Day, is to give a day off to your mom. Let her rest and relax while the rest of the family does the work. Spoil her, a breakfast of Mother's Day can consist of what your mom likes. It is a good opportunity to see that the love that she gives you day and night without any reward, is also mutual, that she is surrounded by a magnificent family and that her presence is always important in your life.
To all the mothers of the world, I say "Happy Mother's Day" and to mine I say "I love you Mom".



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18 avril 2009 6 18 /04 /avril /2009 10:25

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Today, I want to share with you a recipe of Brioche with Custard,

but first I would like to show you my new mixer from Kitchenaid.

I've wanted this for a long time, it makes my work much easier

and it is a beautiful piece for any kitchen.
My husband surprised me when he said he would buy me one,

I think it was because I said if I had one I could make more

sweets( hahaha ). Obviously he is the one that is going

to benefit from the things I will make with this machine.
 



Actually we went to the store only for the mixing machine,

then I saw the mechanical pastry bag, I wanted it, and

I had to take advantage of the opportunity,( I've had bad experiences with regular pastry bags ).

I got lucky, my husband really wanted the Brioches so I told

him, I could make it, but only if I had this mechanical pastry bag.


 

 

 


Finally, I want to take this opportunity to share

with you my cook book collection.

 

 

Brioche with Custard is a recipe which you need

a little bit of time to make, but believe me,

it is well worth  the effort.


 


















The video

 

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17 avril 2009 5 17 /04 /avril /2009 12:14

Dear readers,
I want to share with you some good news that I received.
My blog was chosen as one of the " Finest Foodies Friday ",

weekly favorite from the Foodie Blogroll.
I feel honored since the membership contains over 3800 food blogs.
If you want to read more
click.
I would like to thank the people at Blogroll and Jenn from 
 

The leftover Queen, and all my readers.

It's nice to know there are others that enjoy Moroccan food like I do.

 

 

 

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