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Fifteen minutes at Carrefour


I went speed shopping at Carrefour recently. Carrefour is the Jordanian version of Target (say Tar-zhay) but they really are French. I despise shopping so I set sight on my target and head towards the checkout. I don’t think anyone can get in and out of City Mall faster than I can, even with kids […]

Ode to Atayef


Pillowy pancakes stuffed with cheese or nuts Gotta have some. No ifs, ands, or buts. With your syrup so sweet You make our Ramadan complete How we love you to fill our guts. . . Steaming fresh rounds made before us Store bought to avoid all the fuss. Taken home to stuff, I get more […]

Just so you know, the chicken comes first.


At least that’s how it goes on the soon to be egg-producing chicken farm my husband is starting. Today we took the kids on a road trip a half an hour’s drive out of Amman to see the farm for the first time. The chickens are growing nicely and by the end of summer we […]

My Favorite Things – The Sound of Music Meets Jordan


Reposting my love song to Jordan today in honor of Eid al Istiqlal, Independence Day! While I love to hear the Jordanian National Anthem, I can only hum along. Enjoy your day, everyone. Eat some shawarma or mansaf, your choice! Long live the King! Inspired by the 50 things we love about Jordan and kinzi’s […]

Trick Shot Eddie and Reboundin’ Brian – Must See Video!


Trick Shot Eddie and Reboundin’ Brian Didn’t stop. They just kept on tryin’. Their shots? Outrageous. Their video? Contagious. Just watch those B-balls fly in. . . Swish. . . . Like it? Share it. Post it. Tweet it. Repeat it. 166 views at time of post. Let’s see their video get the most. Bounce.

Luck of the Iris


We ate lunch by the barn, a simple meal of fresh baked bread, Lebeneh, falafel, and olives, until we were all fed. The children drove the car around an empty field No one around to stop them or even make them yield. My eldest eagerly offered me an iris of black Jordan’s flowers grew wildly […]

Hey you! Stand up and don’t resign!


Who are TheMoroccans, or is it The Morockans? I don’t know, but their music sounds very much like The Waitresses (I Know What Boys Like) meet Cake (Building a Religion). This song has the kind of beat and lyrics that just stick in your head, which is precisely what is intended. . . . It’s […]