The Blanco Negro is my new McDonald’s friend. Hot espresso swirled with ice cream, it can’t be beat! What is shown here is our usual ordering when I go on an afternoon date with Elizabeth. We both like salty and sweet, so dipping the fries in our preferred ice cream is satisfying. It won’t win … More The Blanco Negro
Here are some things that I buy weekly, if not daily, that I wanted to make sure I captured so I won’t quickly forget how much I depended on them. Milk in half liter containers. What I pretended was cream cheese. Nice in a coffee cake. This is the yogurt company that I remember as … More Familiar products
The scent of spicy snails wafts with the breeze. Hannah squeals when she smells it and begs to have them. The snail man gives you a bowl of snails plus the broth for about 50 cents (US). The broth has many spices and is supposed to be good for your stomach. However, the microbes on … More A snail snack
Ah, fresh beef cut to order. I appreciate that we can easily get “kefta” (ground beef) ground with whatever amount of fat requested. Any part of a cow you are interested in is probably represented here. Our local butcher is a familiar face who welcomes with a smile and various friendly greetings. The only times I … More Buying meat
Henna is a lovely tradition here. It seems that anytime something happy happens with women, henna is involved. A henna ceremony prepares a bride for her big all-night party. A woman in her third trimester of pregnancy receives henna as a blessing and as a protection of sorts. It’s a beautiful art form!
Down the street from Omar, the fruit and vegetable guy, is the “chicken man” nestled under his orange awning. (And yes, in case you are wondering, I did buy some of those delicious, sweet beets sitting there.) The chicken man has so much more than poultry! He has my favorite olives, marinated with citrus. He … More The chicken man
Morocco has plenty of juice places. It’s a refreshing and inexpensive snack. Plus, they are beautiful–a delicious strawberry one. My favorite–an avocado with ground almonds and dates–sitting next to a mango friend. I love being together most of all.