Mar 31, 2015

A Quick Journey Through Morocco

If you have the luxury of spending a month or two in Morocco you'll be able to really immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating countries on the African continent. So much to see and do even a week or two is a marvelous way to experience a truly amazing country.

Get Inspired and take a trip to MOROCCO:



M O R O C C A N   CO U S CO U S

2 cups water, 1 cup couscous, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion, 1 shallot, chopped, 6 cloves of garlic, chopped in quarters, 1/2 cup golden raisins, 1 tablespoon butter, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 cup slivered almonds, 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes dipped in olive oil

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan and stir in the couscous. Cook about 10 to 15 minutes until couscous absorbs all the water. Set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the yellow onion, shallot, garlic, and then the raisins. Once gently cooked add the couscous to the raisin mixture with the softened butter. Place in a bowl and add the slivered almonds, sun dried tomatoes, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Mix one more time and serve the dish on separate plates.

Eat, Eat, Eat……the cuisine in Morocco is some of  the finest in the world

Hike the Atlas Mountains

Take a camel ride with a guide through a small portion of the Sahara Desert

Ski at Oukamden, one of the only ski resorts in Morocco

Explore Marrakesh and absorb all the amazing sights

Pick a beach to relax on the Atlantic or Mediterranean or both

Visit the Imperial City of Fez

Don't miss Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco

Check out a Hammam, a public steam bath that is part of the Moroccan culture. A Hammam can be found in almost every town in Morocco. It is located near a Mosque since it is customary for Muslims to wash themselves before praying.




                                            

Mar 9, 2015

The Delights of Morocco


Moroccan Mint Tea is the traditional tea of Morocco that is enjoyed throughout the day. It's a symbol of family, friendship, and hospitality. The North African country of Morocco has some of the most delightful cuisine in the world. Cuisine is not the only star attraction in Morocco. Nature beckons to citizens and tourists alike who can enjoy the desert, mountains, valleys, and sea. Morocco's landscape is very unique. Bordered by the Atlantic and Mediterranean Seas, Morocco is blessed with very pleasant beaches.

The Orient Desert Express train will leave you with fond memories. The 305 kilometer train journey offers panoramic views of the famous Sahara Desert. Ride a camel and experience what "real transportation" is in Morocco.

So much to see and so much to do in the country of Morocco. Start with a few cups of Moroccan Mint Tea and begin your journey through the diverse country known as Morocco.

M O R O C C A N   M I N T    T E A

1 tablespoon gunpowder green tea
5 cups boiling water 
3 tablespoons sugar (for sweetness)
1 large bunch of fresh mint leaves

Put the gunpowder green tea in a teapot and pour one cup of boiling water in the teapot. Swirl gently allowing the tea to mix with the hot water. Strain and discard the water, reserving the tea leaves in the pot.

Next add the remaining four cups of boiling water and let the tea steep. Stir in the sugar and mint leaves.

Set out some glasses and pour the Moroccan Mint Tea.  

Serve and enjoy!


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