I have just completed the first fast of Ramadan this year. I had my worries about focusing properly on this month, and trying to maximise the benefits so that it’s not just about avoiding food and drink for the day. But apparently having Ramadan starting Friday night is a good thing – I have all weekend to get focused. Starting with making whole wheat sada roti Friday night so I’d have something to eat for Suhr (meal at the beginning of the fast-before dawn). Actually getting up for Suhr (which is usually very hard for me when I am alone – I get up, but I just drink some water) and eating a couple pieces of that roti. And then I made it out the door to go get fruits and food (where my pesky debit card actually worked! first swipe too) and then cooked!
Yes, I know, this is primarily a food blog, and people might think I spend a lot of time cooking, or getting food supplies, but recently, not so much. And to actually get out there on a Saturday!! Saturdays I am not usually sure I am alive, much less active. So I hope and pray insha Allah (God willing) that the focus continues. I’ve found over the years, that focus during this month makes me more efficient at work too – getting things done more quickly and getting OUT the door and home. So we can all hope for some more food talk on this blog during this month too as it relates to Ramadan of course.
Speaking of good happenings, several weeks ago the ever-so-kind people at Amazing Trinidad Vacations contacted me to interview Chennette for their site. I took a while, but they were patient thankfully, and the interview is now live on their blog. I am very flattered that they asked me – one of the previous interviewees was David Rudder!! The site is intended to be a vacation guide to Trinidad and Tobago, starting with the personal experiences of the hosts (a family affair, Trinis and Trini by marriage) and providing information on the destination, culture, food etc – it’s a good online resource to refer people to as a starting point. Even for locals – especially those who missed out on the family’s Maracas trips
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