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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.
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.
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
- 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. /
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.
ورقة سيدنا موسى او الرند
Nigella: حبة البركة Sprinkle nigella seeds over bread dough
Mace (perfect for chicken and meats)
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)
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.
Barley , recipe with barley coming soon.
Different kind of scents, used chiefly as incense and in perfumes.
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 ):
-Wheat germ oil
-Apricot seed oil
Argane oil soap /
صابون زيت اركان
Lavender soap /
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 ?
Hello my friends,
I would like to announce that my blog will be taking a break for about
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 !
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".
I want to share with you some good news that I received.
My blog was chosen as one of the " Finest Foodies Friday ",
The leftover Queen, and all my readers.
It's nice to know there are others that enjoy Moroccan food like I do.
Art et Cuisine Marocains to have awarded me this honor and offered me this prize, this touches me deeply, especially since it is the 1st time that
I have ever received a prize for my blog,
I will not forget it.Thank you Yasmine!
Now it's my turn to offer it to 5 other blogs..
I admit that it is a little bit difficult because every blog which you see, there is a lot of work hidden, much dedication, and it's a big sacrifice of ones time. /
- Chahira's cuisine
-Ya salam cooking
It's our special Muslim holiday, celebrated by many Muslims throughout the world, commemorates the
birth date of our Prophet Muhammed ( sala allaho alaihe wa salam ).
May Prophet Muhammed's ( sala allaho alaihe wa salam ) blessing bring happiness and prosperity... to you and all your loved ones..