Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights August 10, 2010

The first Ramadan in our new home, our neighbors introduced us to the tradition of sharing food with the Muslim families closest to you.  Every couple of days, we would send the posse with a dish to their house, and then a few days later a dish would come back to us.  This lasted all the way through the Fasting, ending the night before Eid.  

Then our neighbors moved, and eventually the home was inhabited once again.  Spring of 2009, we welcomed The Turkish Family.  They quickly made their yard a gardening wonderland and the children became playmates with my ladies.  That Ramadan, introduced them to our tradition.  

Last night, two nights before the beginning of Ramadan, there was a knock on the door.   

A pre-emptive strike, my son says.  

I am laughing hysterically.  

The ladies are squealing with delight.  

Husband is salivating.  

Their first offering of Ramadan:  

Crusty Boule of Heaven


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  • Looks good! Your post reminds me of a girl I went to high school with who always complained about gaining weight during Ramadan because of all the treats… Ramadan was great when I was in high school in Kuwait – we only had short days at school for a month! I do have a lot of respect for people who fast outside Muslim countries and actually have to function during the day – as opposed to places like Kuwait where everything is shut all afternoon and opens after fast is broken and stays open until after midnight – all month!

  • I understand how girls would gain during Ramadan, because of eating and then sleeping right away. It is a challenge to fast here and work all day then come home and fix Iftar. I think it would be easier to learn how to fast growing up in a community where everyone fasts and understands why and how it works. My son says a lot that he is the only Muslim kid in his school and his friends don’t understand why he’s fasting. Insha’Allah in his new school he won’t be the lone man out.

    Thanks for your comment. Ramadan Mubarak!