Date Selections

This evening we had finger foods for iftar and I also placed a plate of various dates on the table, about 4 of each. It’s nice trying the flavors of different dates. It’s funny to think that the main part of my life I had never even heard of dates little on tried them. There were so many things that I had never saw or tried coming from a small town the stores just carry what they people buy which means not a lot of change. As soon as I took my first bite of a date I desired more and now it has become one of my favorite fruits to have plain or mixed into other recipes.

Here is a list of the date’s pictures above.
1. SukaryAhmar
2. Nabtat Ali
3. Sheeshi
4. Wannana
They are all wonderful in their own right but the wannana is one of the best dates you will ever try. It’s black, soft as butter and so light and sweet. Sheeshi is the dates ate by diabetics and people that cannot have nor want a lot of sugar. You all know I love all the sukary dates and the nabtat ali are sweet and harder they remind me a lot of ajwa dates yet nowhere near as sweet.
What dates have you tried and which ones are your favorites?

Ramadan Decorations



Every year I vow to take pictures of all the Ramadan decorations all over Riyadh to share with you all but for some reason or another I never seem to get any images. A week or so ago I snapped a few while we were out but I never shared them since it was a few messily images in hopes to get more. But guess what I still do not have anymore and I doubt I will so I thought I would go ahead and share the few I do have. The streets of Riyadh are lit up with decorations and every single shop window is decorated and wishing everything Ramadan Kareem. Ramadan is nice in Saudi (like Christmas in the West) and I wish I could show you all how nice for those of you who live outside of a Muslim country.

I Love AeroLatte




A fewmonths ago I came across a blog that had a nice cup of homemade cappuccino on

it and I could not believe she did not have a fancy coffee machine. Her secret

weapon to get the ultimate cup of froth was an aerolatte. I had to order one

for myself and when it arrived I thought the packaging and product was very

high quality. I took a small bit of milk, warmed it for a few seconds and

whisked it. I would not believe the amount of froth and how it stayed put this

little thing produced. I am just in love with this.

To give anexample I poured a small amount of milk and then whisked in and you can see in

the pictures how much froth is produced from that small amount. I have been

using Starbucks house blend in my French press with freshly frothed milk and

have been enjoying the best coffees here at home. If you like coffee then you should

really get one of these. You will not regret it!

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