Go Local, Go Organic, Go Amman

Healthy Eats, Recipe, Vegetarian

One of the most difficult things to get used to here in Jordan is that Sunday is, well, it’s like Monday. Friday and Saturday (and much of Thursday afternoon) are the weekend, with Friday being the more tranquil and religious day and Saturday, well, it’s like the Saturday I’m accustomed to. But come Sunday morning,…

Amman’s Emerging Foodie Movement

Cheaper Eats, Healthy Eats, Jordan

So you know all that stuff I wrote last week about living outdoors and the sun and amazing Jordanian climate? Well, it all came crashing down abruptly this weekend with temperatures dropping 40 degrees in just 24 hours, hail and even snow! Unfortunately, for the Christians here, it coincided with the Orthodox Easter holiday weekend…

Serious Picnicking, Jordanian Style

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Over the past week I’ve come to the conclusion that living here in Amman is my dermatologist’s nightmare. With temperatures well into the 70s and even up close to 90 yesterday, we are living outside. My skin is already a lovely tawny color – no sunbathing required – just an open sunroof, internet surfing while sitting on our…

Lightning Strikes – Desert Truffles

Healthy Eats, Jordan, Recipe, Vegetarian

I don’t know if you remember, but last March when we visited Amman I was rueing the fact that we’d just missed desert truffle season (see here). Called kima here, they are a springtime treat, looked forward to by locals and mired in ancient legend and folklore. This year, it seems the season started a little…