As Salam Alikum Readers a little bit late but eid Mubarak
I am lonely very lonely here I feel like I am always left out of the conversation last to know,
Even when I am included in the conversation I feel like I am missing words ,
I try and learn but it is very hard.
I feel like my brain is wired differently to not retain languages I feel deficit in languages,
I now understand how people with autism feel being misunderstood and alone in the world and that sometimes one can hear the information but nor process or retain it and are then unable to respond to it.
I feel alone even when surrounded by people the noises get to me then I go hide in my room , noise sensory issues are not fun to deal with hiding might to some seem childish but when your system is overwhelmed you just can’t deal with it and will shut down.
My moods have been haywire and I can’t seem to get them under control nothing I have tried seems to help, it is very frustrating and lonely no one wants to be around me when I’m in one of my moods what they don’t understand is I don’t have control of my brain it runs away and haywire and then I feel bad guilty and upset about my moods it doesn’t help that there is language differences and cultural differences as well as cultural issues.
I am alone to suffer that’s all I do is suffer it feels pointless to try and fight something I have never had control over there is no hope the mood swings seem to be getting worse and more frequent as well as more frightening sometimes I wonder if it would be better to just leave and go away from everyone that I know so they don’t have to deal with my issues and mood swing
2 chicken legs and thighs skin removed 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon heaping of ginger
2 teaspoons turmeric
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Water as needed
1 onion sliced
1 kohlrabi peeled and cut into 4 chunks
1 zucchini ends removed and sliced into 4 chunks
To make get tagine pan add oil then onion chicken*
Then take spices mix in small bowl then add to chicken and add water bring to low simmer cook 15 minutes or until chicken is soft then add vegetables and cook until tender over low heat watch water so it doesn’t burn add more if needed
I simmer till very little liquid is left
*Always wash chicken either with lemon juice or vinegar let sit 10 minutes then rinse to remove chicken smell.
You can switch the vegetables out if you don’t have the ones above, can make with potatoes, carrots, turnips and peas.
Serve with khobs .
Okra about 3 cups sliced
Garlic 3 to 4 cloves peeled and minced
1 Small onion peeled and minced
handful each Parsley and cilantro finely chopped
1 cup tomatoes seeded peeled and finely chopped
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste add after cooking
olive oil add after cooking
In heated a cast iron skillet add a little vegetable oil, then add chopped cilantro and parsley , paprika, cumin , minced garlic and onion , cook for about 5 minutes then add sliced okra, and seeded , peeled and chopped tomatoes cooked down for about 15 minutes cook, then simmer down for 10-15 minutes more. Before serving, add olive oil use extra virgin and salt serve with bread.
4 lb box Borax
3 lb box Washing Soda
4 lb box baking soda
3 lb container OxyClean (optional….but I have messy toddlers)
2 bars Fels Naptha soap (Dove is another soap I use
1.Grate bars of soap using a fine grater. I use rubber gloves so that I don’t grate my fingers as well.I don’t grate my fingers as well.
2. In a large 5 gallon bucket, layer all ingredients and mix. I put the lid on and rolled the bucket around and then used my rubber gloved hands to mix this all up. It was a workout.
3. Use 2 Tbsp per load. Sprinkle directly in drum on top of clothes.
*This works great in top loading, front loading, regular, and HE machines.
Inshaallah I will post a recipe for the liquid kind soon
Green tea loose leaf
Mint if you have it, if not no worries
Tea cups and tray
- Pour green tea leaves into tea pot about 3.5 tablespoons for those who like to measure , I just pour in green tea to cover the bottom of the pot .
- Pour a small amount of water onto tea leaves swish it around and dump this out repeat one more time then add water to fill pot.
- Bring to boil and lower heat boil for 3 to 5 minutes
- Add sugar to taste , also if using mint wash then crush and break into pieces add to tea pot note you might need to pour some tea out into a cup to add the mint and sugar once added then add the tea back to pot
- Mix well by pouring into cups then pouring back into pot
- Place tea cups and pot onto tray , can serve cookies, bread and cheese with jelly ,olives, and olive oil .
as salam alikum all
Below is two Moroccan coffee recipes one is a quick on the go recipe which is first , and the second is a longer more involved recipe, both taste great so enjoy!
this recipe makes 4 big cups
Take 1 quart milk place in pan bring to boil
Place in 4 cups add sugar to taste for each person
Instant coffee we use nestle coffee add to cups as much as you desire to make coffee as strong or weak as you like
stir and enjoy.
Here is the second recipe.
2 cups water
3/4 cup ground coffee beans
1.5 quarts milk
sugar cubes as desired placed in a bowl
to make take,
good coffee beans ground fine 2 cups of water
measure out coffee grounds into water I used 3/4 cups coffee grounds add to water and
bring water to boil , boil about 5 minutes
place 1 .5 quarts milk into saucepan and bring to boil watch carefully so it doesn’t boil over and make big mess.
get tray place cups on tray along with sugar and teaspoons for stirring
Place milk in thermal pitcher
Place coffee in thermal pitcher
take tray and thermal pitchers to table
To serve pour in milk add sugar mix add coffee and mix then drink and enjoy!