Thursday, October 9, 2008

Local Food Blogger Tea

My good friend Warda at 64 sq ft Kitchen hosted our latest Local food blogger event. Like always it was great to spend time with other foodies such as Lisa and husband Joe, Sarah, Maggie and of course Warda.
I think that I am going to let the photos do the talking because they say so much!

Algerian Cookies

Semolina cookies soaked in honey. My favorite!!!
Sweet mint tea.

Steaming couscous in a couscousier

Here is Warda fluffing the couscous, isn't she beautiful!

here is the finished sweet couscous that Warda made. Look at those light fluffy grans of goodness.

Traditionally sweet couscous is served in a communal bowl with a side of sugar and everyone has their own spoon. that is how Warda served it and here is the buzzz around the bowl. Look at all the energy!

Didn't that all look GREAT!!!

This was a fundraiser for a local food bank to celebrate Eid al-Fitr which follows Ramadan and is known as sadaqah al-fitr (I hope that I got this all correct).

Thank you Warda for a wonderful tea and for helping understand Muslim faith a little better.


Anonymous said...

Gack! I'm so mad that I missed it!

I'd love to know more about the religion's the same God as in my religion. Perhaps if others in other parts of the world understand our two religions better, then the world would be better.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, now I'm even sadder. Warda is a master chef and master teacher.

And I missed all of you!

Lovely post, Shayne.

Shayne said...

I so agree Patti!!

Thank you Jen and wish you were there.

Warda said...

Amen Patti!!!

Love the new camera, Shayne!
And it was a blessing to have you all around my couscous. The couscous grains weren't how I wanted them to be, but thank God I decided to make these semolina the last minute ;)

Thank you again for your friendship and for your love (and L thanks you again for the tea set. She loves them!)

Hugs and love,

Maggie said...

You were definitly missed Patti!

I love your shots of the tea service, Warda fluffing the couscous and all of us digging into the couscous. Great post!

winedeb said...

How I wished I lived closer to you! What a lovely tea! It all looks so wonderful. And the tablecloth, glasses, etc. just are perfect!

Shayne said...

thank you Maggie.

Deb I wish you lived closer too.

A.B. said...

Why did i miss this!!!??? I'm a fool.

A.B. said...

gorgeous photos, by the way. I'm totally impressed.

Shayne said...

Thank you I got the new camera only a few days before the tea.

white on rice couple said...

Wow, another beautiful blogger event! What a great gathering of wonderful, open-minded folks who can discuss great food and religion together.