There are funny little things that happen in Saudi especially in construction and design! So, the picture above is a house and that is it’s garage on the left. What is wrong with this picture???
A cart for serving tea!
A big past time in Saudi racing up the sand dune!
I love all seasons. After spending 16 years in Saudi, where it gets hot, hotter, dusty and dustier, I longed for the seasons I grew up with! Don’t get me wrong, I am always amazed and grateful at the beauty God has provided us with, but I still dreamed of the special memories of my childhood. The rolling wheat fields, the Fall leaves of red and gold and the frost covered trees!! These days it is 19 degrees and the trees are covered in a gorgeous dress! A beautiful deep freeze atmosphere is looming! I once again hinted to the lovely Kat of like mercury colliding… …moments of unexpected clarity to work her magic and come up with a lovely story or haiku for this winter photo! She once again provided something amazing! If you haven’t met Kat you should stop over and visit her. She writes amazing short stories, haiku and other thought provoking posts! She is a talented writer and a fantastic friend! Thanks again Kat!!
How lovely she is
exposed for the world to see
but i imagine
she weeps for her faded leaves
wind-whipped, tumbling round her feet.
I wonder if she remembers the spring.
~ kat ~ 29 November 2015
These easy bbq chicken sandwiches are a go to meal for us on busy weekends. They are simple and hearty.
3 chicken breasts cut into big chunks
1 bottle of bbq sauce of your choice
1/2 cup of water
buns of your choice
Place the chicken in a pan on the stove. Bring to a boil and then cover and let this simmer until completely cooked. I leave mine for a couple of hours to soak in the flavor. Remove the chicken to an ovenproof dish and let it cool slightly so you can work with it. I use a fork and butter knife to hold the chicken in place and gently shred it. Place the chicken back into sauce and stir. Serve over buns.
Mamul is a traditional Middle Eastern cookie that is made for the Eid holidays twice a year. It has a lovely flour and semolina base and can be filled with spiced nuts or dates. There is a special wooden mold for making these cookies which can be found at Middle Eastern food stores. You can make them without the mold but must be creative. Traditionally rose water or orange blossom water is used in these cookies but the kids do not care for this so I have omitted it.
3 cups flour
1 cup semolina
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups butter softened
2 cups chopped walnuts, mixed with 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 Tbs. water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, semolina, sugar and butter in a mixer until well combined. Knead for 2-5 minutes.
Roll some dough into a ball and flatten it out in your hand. A funny little note- the ball is not as large as it might look in this picture. For some reason both Foof’s hand and the ball look enormous. The ball is the same size as an average ball of dough for a cookie! This will also depend on the size of the mold. These cookies do not spread out during baking.
Put a large spoon of nuts in the middle of the flattened dough and wrap edges around it, press together into a ball form. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on mold to prevent sticking. Foof and the girls made these cookies and they said they put a little powdered sugar after doing a few cookies or if they saw them stick to the mold. Place in the mold and lightly press down. We want to get the imprint of the mold but do not want the cookie to stick in the mold.
Turn mold over and tap until cookie comes out.
Place in oven until light brown approximately 20 minutes.
Let cookies cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Lucid, sweet misery. Bittersweet victories
Mixed Media and Paper CrAftist
Author, househusband, video game connoisseur.
Age is just a number
The Writing Life
Sit, stay awhile
Still hunting attic treasures after all these years!
Reviews & More
dreamer of dreams, teller of tales
Style, scents and seasonal stuff
A random flight through some of my extraordinary flying adventures
Inspiring mental health through creative arts and friendly interactions. (Award free blog)
Living Life. Paying Attention.
2 Corinthians 4:16: So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
You are your ONLY limit, cross it each day
Pugs are fun, funny, cool, loving, and awesome. Please check these fun videos out and subscribe to pugs for life on youtube
read this and find the new ways or new perspective
Mediterranean Food Blog
Wading through life (mostly) laughing
My Journal My Story--Secret to Abolish Insanity
Fresh and vibrant Mediterranean and Australian Inspired Cuisine.
the fashionably elegant modern home
Jer ono u šta ljudi poveruju, to će vremenom i postati.❤ Because in what people belive, that's who they will become as the time passes by. ❤
A book blog with a generous slice of cake.
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
Chroniques livresques et élucubrations littéraires
Grow your Mind Potential - Unravel your Talents - Follow your Dreams
1 classically-trained chef vs the emerald city's 3,500 restaurants
Adding Spice To Cooking !
No matter how you read the Blog title, it's me!
Wrangling Literary Arts for Writers: Words for People!
A Culinary Journey
Glorious both in spirit and in the letter
I just want to tell you stories...
Welcome to home made, vegeterian, healthy & kids friendly recipes
The Secret Ingredient Is Always Love
Travel insights, musical revelations, the weird and wonderful.
My Incredible Journey with God
a collection of thoughts, research and articles