I sniffed. Ah, lemon. The smell of clean. “Shukran, Fatiha,” I expressed my thanks as I followed my house helper out the front door. I loved Wednesdays. It meant a visit from Fatiha who doused my tile floors with buckets of water and “Monsieur Propre” (the Mr. Clean equivalent), finished my dirty dishes, and swept … More Even though
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.
Welcome to one of my most favorite places on earth! First, you hop on a local rowboat to cross an inlet to reach a sandy beach. Then you climb up a dune so that you can overlook the city and the Atlantic. Oh, the breeze, the sounds, and the colors–glorious! Then, you watch your son … More A happy place
On a rainy Sunday afternoon, we ventured out again to my favorite roadside restaurant. My favorite. Mint tea to warm us up (and to digest the delicious fat that we ate). Now is this a beauty or what? This is a beef tagine with chopped up onions, prunes and raisins. It was delicious. An army … More Dinner on the Roadside 2
Though our city gets nice sun during the day, the night is chilly! Through the years we have loved using hot water bottles in our beds, on our laps, and under our sweatshirts. I realized that this year our stock had diminished to one with a leak that was taped. I tossed it and went … More Our “rubber heat water bag” purchase
I love this picture. I remember the spring afternoon that we loaded up our white minivan, pulled out of the long driveway of the Arizona “Orange Tree House” and made our way to JC Penney photo studio. They did have shoes on when we entered the mall, but they must have been discarded because they … More These five…10 years later
I’ve said it before…I love Moroccan olives. These are my new neighborhood favorites marinated in garlic, lemon, and herbs. Pictured is 1/4 of a kilo priced at about 60 US cents. I confess I ate them all in one day. No regrets.