Monthly Archives: December 2013

Loving the Laiteries

What is, you may ask, a laiterie. To the best of our understanding, it combines the best features of a cake shop and a smoothie stand. You can buy anything from a fresh avocado date smoothie, to fresh homemade yogurt, … Continue reading

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The Night Market in Marrakech

So we finally made it to Marrakech. What a different sort of city, much busier and more bustling. While we had seen Plaza Gemma by day, night transforms the square into an entirely new and exciting place, full of vendors, … Continue reading

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How to Make Any Type of Basic Microwave-Based Cake Cup: A Tutorial from the Baker

Cake cups, especially those that are cooked in a microwave, are one of the simplest and fastest desserts you can make. The Baker began creating these in college, when her kitchen access was minimal, and her time in a kitchen … Continue reading

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Fact vs. Fiction: The Morocco Edition

So, as we’ve been traveling around Morocco, we’ve decided that there are a few myths (and a few true facts) about Morocco that we’d like to disprove and validate. So, see if you can tell fact from fiction. 1. Couscous … Continue reading

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A typical low-key Taroundant lunch

Lunch here tends to be the the most hearty meal of the day- it’s when you see people sit down and have fare like meat and bean stew, a potato, carrot and meat tangine, or sandwiches with freshly cooked meat. … Continue reading

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Even More Harira

We had every intention of not eating the same thing (when possible), but given our preference for eating whatever the locals seem to be consuming, we ended up having another dinner of harira and what the locals here call ‘crepes’, … Continue reading

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Fried Fish and Milkshakes

Our first evening in Taroundant, we decided to let the Baker lead the way. And, as usual, she didn’t steer poorly. She found a delightful local fried fishery, that was so full that even getting in the door was a … Continue reading

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