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Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds Recipe

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds Recipe

Moroccan tagine is essentially a slow-cooked stew made from meat, generally lamb or chicken, but can contain anything from duck to fish. Here is my favourite tagine recipe, Moroccan lamb tagine with Prunes and Almonds, which I learnt to make in Marrakech, Morocco. Moroccan Lamb Tagine...
Tips on Renting a Riad in Morocco

Tips on Renting a Riad in Morocco

Atmospherically located down alleyways in everyday neighbourhoods in the medinas of Morocco’s cities, riads or traditional courtyard houses, offer up a more authentic and enriching experience compared to staying in a centrally-located hotel in the new city. Here are our tips on renting a riad...
Moroccan Take-Homes, Medina Mementoes from Marrakech & Essaouira

Moroccan Take-Homes, Medina Mementoes from Marrakech & Essaouira

On previous trips to Morocco I’ve purchased countless carpets and kilims, Oriental lanterns, colourful ceramics, leather poufs, the ubiquitous teapots and tea glasses, and Essaouira’s famous Thuya wood among suitcases of other things. This time I’m limited in what I buy by the length of...
An Essaouira Walking Tour

An Essaouira Walking Tour

Ambling the labyrinthine lanes and ramshackle alleys of the old medina, kicking back at the fishing port to watch the daily catch come in, strolling the lively Corniche, and walking along the sandy beach, are some of the delights of taking a saunter around Essaouira, a...
Our Home Away from Home in Essaouira

Our Home Away from Home in Essaouira

Nothing highlights the dichotomy of Morocco as the assault on your sense of smell that the place offers. It’s not unusual to inhale the fragrant scent of mint as you pass a barrow of fresh herbs one moment and the pungency of freshly ground spices...
Our Weekend Escape to Whitewashed Essaouira

Our Weekend Escape to Whitewashed Essaouira

With its whitewashed buildings with blue shutters, colossal seagulls, and cobalt blue skies, Morocco‘s walled town of Essaouira, also known as Mogador, is an easy weekend escape from Marrakech. Our Weekend Escape to Whitewashed Essaouira A few hours drive away, on the Atlantic coast, a...
The road to Essaouira

The road to Essaouira

The drive to Essaouira from Marrakech is about 160 km, but somehow takes 3 hours. The reason is the low speed limits, with speeds never exceeding more than 60kph, which means a slow drive through Marrakech’s suburbs and every other town and village on the...
The Rhythm of Daily Life and Rue Bab Doukkala

The Rhythm of Daily Life and Rue Bab Doukkala

A teenage Moroccan girl in her school uniform of white shirt, navy blue tunic, backpack, and ponytail artfully carries several trays of flat rounds of dough covered in checked tea towels. A little boy scoots by her, his backpack slung over his shoulder, a tray...