I asked Creative Designer Kung Pik Liu over at Sakina Design to share something special with us this Ramadan to make our homes feel festive, bright and beautiful. To that end, she has indeed come up with a craft you’ll definitely want to make, especially since she provides a colorful downloadable printout for us, too. Sakina Design’s Ramadan Lantern can ... Read More »
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I am so incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be touring the Chicagoland area to talk about...
Photo courtesy of Ingrid Ascencio – Amway Independent Business Owner Recently I found a new se...
I just posted an article about how to force winter branches, which is probably the less common type ...
I absolutely love bringing color indoors all year long, but in the winter it seems like more of a ne...
When I was younger and had my first apartment kitchen during college, I happily chose vibrant colore...
In a tough world economy not everyone can afford a complete kitchen makeover, but is it necessary to...
Like much of the country recently, I’ve been glued to the television to find out every detail ...
I love freshly ground coffee and since I do it myself without any type of grinder attachment to a co...
I think I know why retired people garden. It’s not just because they have more time than the rest of the population; it’s because they finally get to enjoy a place of peace in this world. Don’t get me wrong, gardening does take time and work and effort- it’s a labor of love and way to connect with the Earth. ... Read More »
Lately I’ve been quite reminisce about my trip to Tangiers, Morocco in the mid-90′s. It was my first time in Africa and I’d never been to a place as exotic and strikingly different from the U.S. or Europe. The flavors, colors and scents were ones I felt instantly comfortable with and the intricate designs and deep-colored decor using uniquely Moroccan textiles ... Read More »
In my quest to seek out ethically-sound businesses that also put out a quality halal product, I have come across a small handful I would recommend, mainly because the owners behind them are forthcoming about the origins of their ingredients and how they ensure what we’re buying is not mingled with any inhumane treatment of people, animal, or environment. Eco-halal, ... Read More »
I. Love. Spring. Although it doesn’t feel like it these days, with warm and balmy weather one day and fall-like windy weather the next, if I don’t think about it hard enough I find myself wondering which season we’re in at the moment. Read More »
A couple of weeks ago when my husband was away for a few days, I had some time on my hands to work on a few projects on my ‘someday’ list. Since moving recently, I really wanted to bring color to my new spaces, whether it was the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or my office. I wanted to really love every ... Read More »
I don’t have many copper pots in my kitchen- in fact, I have just two and they are some of the best I own. They heat foods fast and cook them well, which is probably why they’ve been in gourmet kitchens for centuries. My small copper saucepan needs some TLC- see the difference between the top half and the bottom ... Read More »
Most of us don’t think about having citrus fruits in the winter as eating seasonally, but the fact is that somewhere from November to February (late fall thru the winter) juicy lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges are in season–in warm places throughout the world such as Florida, California and even some parts of Arizona. To extract the juices there are a variety ... Read More »
It’s all over the television and online news and buzzing around in the world of social media: home improvement store, Lowe’s, has decided to pull advertising from The Learning Channel (TLC)’s new reality show, All American Muslim. It’s miffed a lot of people, and not all of them are Muslims. Read More »
I wrote an extensive article about how important and endangered our honeybees and our honey is to us both historically as well as in today’s world. This article was just published in the new brand new magazine for Muslim women called Jenan, which is beautifully done. Read More »