Posts tagged tea time
Halwa d'Tmar (Moroccan Date-Stuffed Cookies) + A Virtual Midsummer Potluck for Peace

Living in a foreign country often involves picking up certain new habits and customs, nestling them into your daily life. Upon moving to Morocco, the first word I learned in Arabic was Salaam aalikoum.

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Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies with Pecans + Orange

A funny thing has happened in the past year and a half. Every time I relay to someone that I am flying back to Minneapolis, I say without hesitation “I am going home for the holidays” and yet when I then say how long my trip is, I conclude with “I am flying home at the end of the month.” I suppose learning to call two places home is part of growing into full adulthood, but there is something curious about it when the two places are so vastly different.

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Peach Almond Snack Cake + In Defense of Food Blogs

As an artist, a Taurus, feminist, American young woman I will admit that it’s probably one of my biggest character flaws to become easily defensive and indignant about various things. Both the humbling experiences of living in Morocco and being married have squeezed some of this out of me, but it still flares up from time to time. One thing that I can get oddly defensive about is the fact that yes, I blog about food sometimes and yes, I love baking. I constantly feel like each one of these statements needs to be followed up by BUT I’m a feminist, or something along those lines.

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