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m7ashee 3


m7ashee 2

M7ashee, stuffed vegetables, is a (very delicious) traditional Palestinian/Levantine dish. The vegetables are usually carved and then stuffed with rice, some meat, and a dash of spices. The dish is cooked with a light tomato sauce and served hot.

The interesting thing is that people have used all sorts of vegetables in this dish. Besides the traditional Zucchinis and Egg Plants, some people stuff the following vegetables:

  • Green Peppers
  • Small Pumpkins (يقطين)
  • Potatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes (this is probably the hardest one)
  • Sweet Carrots (The purple ones)
  • فقوس (i don’t know what that is in English, but it looks like cucumbers)

Do you know of other vegetables that are also used in m7ashee ?

Radio Advertisements

I was just looking at the second section of Al-Ayyam newspaper, and i found it a bit odd (and funny) to see the following:

Radio Advertisements

 These are advertisements for 4 radio stations that were placed one after the other !! What was the rationale behind this. Maybe they all wanted to be on the first (colored) page of the second section ?? Eh … who knows !!

The Purple Petals

Purple petals have fallen of a tree down the road of where i live. The street turned into a majestic purple shade. I have not digitally altered any of these photos, i am not sure if they need to.

Purple Petals 2

Purple Petals 1

Purple Pavement

I have more of these if anybody is interested. I also don’t mind you using them, but please let me know if you do.