Saturday, 31 July 2010

Rutub. The season

We are in the middle of Rutub (fresh dates) season. They are overflowing from our fridges and plied up in our freezers stored in preparation for ramadan. And I have so many i need to start baking cakes and maamoul biscuits with them. Does anyone have any new receipes for me?

Please have one!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Marble Mountain Village

There is a beautiful old village in the Saudi arabian mountains in a place called Al-Baha. It is built on top of a marble mountain and surrounded by banana plantations.

It has been chosen as the site for a new cultural festival here, and having been deserted is being preserved and rebuilt.

A magical place, Dhee Ayn.

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