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I think this post is mostly filler

One day I’ll get back to posting regularly. Maybe that day will be in Ramadan (the month of fasting) which starts some time next month. After all, it’s a good time to reminisce and also feed all the hungry searchers and googlers looking for iftar foods likealoo pie and baigani, and barfi recipes and what it’s like to […]

Trini Kurma, Musings and Recipe

One might not think that kurma*, that ubiquitous, crunchy and sugary fried “Indian Delicacy”** would raise any confusion in the minds of the average Trini. Kurma is the thin crunchy sticks right? Sold in all supermarkets and parlours? And there’s a fat kurma that’s called gulab jamoon? right? Not quite. There are 2 types of […]

Celebrating ‘Id ul Fitr, belatedly

This is very late recap of my Eid ul Fitr (almost 10 days late), perhaps appropriately so, since I really think I celebrated Eid a few days after the actual day (which in T&T and Guyana was on Wednesday 1st October 2008). But there are some photos, and some food and some family, so why […]

Cheese Rolls (with other things) Recipe

This is a recipe for something I have made for many many years without a recipe. But tonight I decided to measure the amounts. Yes, tonight is ‘Id ul Fitr. And no, while this is a family favourite, it is not a traditional Eid recipe. But I needed to cook something. To feel like Eid […]

Eid Mubarak!!

It’s officially ‘Id ul Fitr, the end of Ramadan and one of the 2 Eids/celebrations for Muslims. Eid Mubarak everyone! I don’t get home to Trinidad until Friday, and this is my first Eid in Guyana with no family around, but insha Allah tomorrow I meet with friends and others to celebrate and enjoy until […]

The Ramadan Business Traveler

I haven’t posted for Ramadan yet, but Lilandra has been more than making up for this – she’s been assiduously recording the Suhrs and Iftars and the general progression of the month in the family home in Trinidad and Tobago, with some forays to our village mosque. Pictures and everything. The course of my Ramadan […]

Trini Halwah Recipe

This is generally regarded as a traditional Muslim dish for the Trini and Guyanese communities of Indian descent. When I came to Guyana, I learned that people traditionally made this for the birth of a child – I found this out when my landlady, not Muslim herself but having grown up in a close village […]

Celebrating ‘Id ul Fitr

It’s a bit later than I intended, but given a choice between restfully enjoying Eid at home in Trinidad and using precious hours and the family bandwidth to blog…I chose the celebration But we took pictures, so there would always be time to blog at our leisure. Lilandra beat me to it anyway. Darned work. […]

‘Id Mubarak!

Lilandra and Chennette are tired. But we had a good day preparing for ‘Id ul Fitr. Which is today. Happy Eid!! We made things with sugar. And spices. And even a special dinner for the true beginning of any ‘Id day, which starts at sunset. It is a Sunnah (practice of the Prophet) to break […]

Coming this Eid ul Fitr…One Sweet to Rule Them All

Which shall it be? Gulab Jamoon, Sawine, Barfi, Nankathai, Halwa, Maleeda…cake and cookies…ice cream…currants rolls, sweetbread, basboosa, baklava…what are you making? what are you looking forward to enjoying at Muslim homes this Eid? Have a list? Have you bought ingredients, started mixing, setting aside insect-free zones for storage? What’s on your Eid sweet menu this […]