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To Aleppo With Love – Za’atar Halabi

September 30th, 2016

Aleppo is the famous city of Za’atar, one of the most important blend of any Syrian home’s pantry.
Aleppian Za’atar has a different element from other neighboring countries. It is based on mixture of crushed spices and roasted nuts mixed with sumac and toasted sesame seeds. The blend of ingredients varies from one spice dealer, or ‘Attar to another.

Za’atar Halabi is usually prepared in September, and because it is widely available commercially people do not bother making it at home. In Aleppo, people used to buy Za’atar from Al-Madina Souq which is now destroyed and burnt as result of the war.

Za’atar Halabi is always a part of Syrian breakfast table. It is eaten by dipping a piece of bread in olive oil first then dipping it in Za’atar. Za’atar Halabi is not used for manakish (only Jordainen, Palestenian, and Lebanese Za’atar are used for manakish).

Let’s make Za’atar Halabi:

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Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2016

September 17th, 2016


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This post is about sweets I prepared for Eid Al-Adha.

Read the Archive:

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2013

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2014

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2015

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2016

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2015

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Eid Al-Adha – 2016

September 13th, 2016

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Eid Al-Adha “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid”, Eid Al-Adha annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic calendar. The festivities last for three days or more depending on the country. Eid Al-Adha occurs the day after the pilgrims conducting Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat.

Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families. May you have a joyful and blessed Eid with family and friends.

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Amaretti – Italian Macaroons

August 31st, 2016

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These macaroons are easy to prepare and so delicious.

Let’s make Amaretti:

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