Friday, 11 September 2009

The Travellers Return

Alhamduilah my family are all back with me now , they returned on Saturday afternoon after 3days of gruelling travel via car all the way from Algeria to London. The scenes were emotional for all, they missed me and i them. My single life of 5 weeks came to a reality end almost immediately. The surprises i had gotten ready for each and everyone were much loved and appercahited! I could tell they are ecstatic to be home again. My some who has contracted Salmonella posioning in the last few weeks of their hols was a little worse for wear but has since build up his system with lots of TLC , mothers love and cooking! All back to school/work and life goes on as we entered the last 10 days of Ramadan subhanAllah i cant believe it has just passed so fast!
Photobucket
The moon at before the dawn
Photobucket
Sweet syrups to dilute from Algeria , mint and pommigrate flavours but i believe they have extract!
and not forgetting Algerian cakes sent by the in laws which are often art in themselves.
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Just wanted to share some interesting cheeses i have been enjoying
Whiynsdale I am sure that's spelt wrong , a type of mild Cheddar with cranberries and my DH came home with the same cheese but with ginger and mango (i told him this must have been made with the desi pallet in mind!).
Photobucket

Both are very nice.
Photobucket
Homemade breads Foccacia and wheat Barley

6 comments:

Sarah the curry addict said...

I love those cakes! Especially the baklawa, and the ones made with like vermicelli.
It must be nice to have your family back home!

Crazy Texan said...

Im so glad your family made it back home safely xoxoxoxox

Barbara Bradford said...

I am so happy your family is back, I am sure you now feel complete. What lovely treats your in-laws sent. You must share some of the flavors of those.

The cheeses also look interesting, especially with cranberries, oh and those breads. You are very lucky indeed, good family, good food to surround you...

Barbara

Umm Salihah said...

Assalam-alaikam Dear Sis,
mash'Allah nice to see your family home and safe (it's nice to be missed isn't it?).

I like the look of those wonderful colourful drinks and cakes, but cheese with cranberries? and mango and ginger? I have never heard of that before...

Somayya said...

AsSalaam Alaikum

Glad everyone made it home OK, and they all loved their surprises.

://: Heni ://: said...

Esalaams sister,

Wow what nice Eid food gifts ... LOL on the Hamoud syrups ... actually useful for other then drinking ... And you thought you never see an Eid cake again LOL! Cheeses intriguing ... wishing you and your family happy blessed Eid!

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace