Harira soup

Harira is a common soup in Morocco and it’s especially eaten during Ramadan after the day’s fast. It’s a really the main soup that all Moroccans enjoy thanks to its rich flavor. To prepare Harira, you need: 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 cup soaked chickpeas 1 onion(medium size) chopped…

Renovating a house in Fez/Morocco!

     It has been five months since my husband and I bought a house in the old Medina of Fez-Morocco. The location is perfect since it’s situated in the middle of the main busy street(Talaa Kabira). In addition, it’s only few minutes walk downhill to get to the heart of the Medina. It was…

Communal oven in Morocco 

    In Morocco, there are still many people who don’t own oven at home and therefore, they bake their bread, cookies or cakes in the communal oven!        Few days ago, I took this photo in Fez old Medina after I prepared my cake and gave it to the nearest communal oven(Ferran in…

Quench your Thirst!

  Recently, my husband and I have visited a beautiful town in the seaside of West Turkey called: “Ayvalık”. It’s pronounced in English as “Aywalek”.   During our stay, we went to one of the beaches called: “Sarımsaklı” and while in the water, we saw someone selling ice cream in a boat. It was interesting…

Moroccan Couscous!

  Couscous is one of the most typical dishes in Morocco. People usually eat it every Friday because many people don’t work in this day(religious day) and families get together especially to enjoy this amazing dish. You cannot be Moroccan and not love Couscous!   I’m living now in Istanbul in which I enjoy the…

‘Revani’ Semolina dessert

I’ve made Revani for the 3 rd time! It’s a Turkish dessert which is easy to make as it contains simple ingredients that you would usually have but most importantly, it’s very delicious that I can eat it everyday! To make Revani, you need: 3 eggs 3tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup semolina 3tbsp flour 1…

‘Bissara’ or Moroccan Fava beans soup

‘Bissara’ is a kind of soup made simply of Dried Fava beans. Moroccans have it either as a side dish along with fried fish or even as a main meal for lunch with a fresh tomatoes, onions and cucumber salad. What’s interesting is that many people prefer to eat it in morning for breakfast! To…