On Fridays I look forward to having couscous. In Morocco, families typically have couscous on Fridays, the holy day in Islam. (Though in Morocco the weekend is Saturday and Sunday because of the influence of the French protectorate. It is like this is in the rest of North Africa but not in the Middle East.… Continue reading Moroccan culture: couscous Fridays and Moroccan eating manners
Last week I was on a visit at my permanent site! I am going to be in a town an hour away from Marrakesh. The town has about 5,000 residents and 10 different neighborhoods. It has 3 mosques, 1 hospital, 2 pharmacies, 1 kindergarten, 1 elementary school, and 1 middle school and high school. The Peace… Continue reading Site visit and international women’s day in Morocco!
I made an American breakfast last Sunday for my host family! It included pancakes, a vegetable omelet, and hash browns. I liked practicing my vegetable, fruit, and buying vocabulary and expressions at the souq and hanut (corner shop) for the meal. I told the sellers I was making an American meal and they smiled and… Continue reading Pancakes!
My aunt Siham (who lives on the second floor of the building I live in) had a baby girl two weeks ago! The following week, lots of family and friends visited to give congratulations to Siham and the baby. There were many special foods served, including all types of bread, cookies, and a cake called… Continue reading Moroccan culture: Aqiqah