Monthly Archives: March 2008

It’s a Lamb-Bake!

The whole lamb was cut into only 5 pieces for roasting in a special oven pit built in the ground.  The meat was rubbed with spices and hung by a rod in the pit, then covered and cooked to perfection … Continue reading

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How Much is That Hookah in the Window?

There are many hookah shops in Jeddah.  Hookahs are water pipes that are smoked either in the home or in men’s only cafes.   The tobaccos that are used in hookahs are very moist and many are flavored with various fruits … Continue reading

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Chips

Doritos chips in a grocery store in the latest flavors – notice the Arabic writing under the English writing. Click on photo to enlarge image.

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Arabian Ceiling

  Many typical homes in Arabia have beautiful ceilings and lighting.   Elegant chandeliers like these grace most rooms in the home except the kitchens and bathrooms.  Many homes have trayed ceilings with gorgeous chandeliers and accented with medallions, indirect lighting hidden in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our Home!

Inside the front door in the foyer of many Middle Eastern homes is a large mirror paired with a table stocked with various useful and hospitable items for guests to use when they enter.  This welcome table offers a hairbrush and … Continue reading

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A Taste of Arabia – Kubbah

This hors d’oerve is called Kubbah.  It is a deep fried batter dipped meatball and it’s delicious! Click on photo to enlarge image.

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Bird of Paradise

These Birds of Paradise flourish indoors by a large window of a local Jeddah restaurant. Click on photo to enlarge image.

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