Flex Gourmet Ramadan Gift

By | July 29, 2013

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Last week I arrived home to find a tin of diet-friendly sweet goodies by Flex Gourmet. Inside were pieces of dates and petite fours, something to have on the side of your post iftar coffee. Read more »

Planet Hollywood’s Qerqaia’an

By | July 28, 2013

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The last qerqaia’an gift I received for the holy month of Ramadan this year was the one sent to me by Planet Hollywood Restaurant in Kuwait. An acrylic tray decorated with the US flag and filled with Hershey’s chocolates, Planet Hollywood’s memorabilia, and a fresh jasmine flower necklace that is all the rage these days in Kuwait.  Read more »

Triangle Restaurant’s Qerqaia’an

By | July 27, 2013

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Triangle restaurant had their own way of celebrating the occasion of qerqaia’an during the holy month of Ramadan by distributing their own qerqaia’an gifts. I received mine a few days ago, a bucket with my blog’s name in Arabic spray painted in red plus Triangle restaurant’s name and logo in black. The bucket was quite heavy and chock full of goodies. Read more »

Baby Yousef’s Qerqaia’an

By | July 27, 2013

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One of the most elegant and to the point qerqaia’an gifts I’ve received this Ramadan is baby Yousef’s first qerqaia’an distributed by his lovely mother Joumana of The Side Talk blog. The qerqaia’an came in an elegant silver box tied with a golden ribbon and baby Yousef’s name written on the lid in beautiful golden Arabian calligraphy. Read more »

F2o’s Baby Essa Qerqaia’an

By | July 25, 2013

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On the first night of the Qerqaia’an, which is a traditional celebration during the 13th, 14th, and 15th days of the holy month of Ramadan where children dress up and sing while going from door to door to be given candy, I was drinking my post-iftar tea at home when there was a knock on my door and a little yellow box with a cartoon drawing of little baby Essa, f2o‘s design little baby boy on the lid. It was baby 3awas’s first qerqaia’an!  Read more »

Baby Jana’s Qerqaia’an

By | July 25, 2013

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On the first night of the Qerqaia’an, which is a traditional celebration during the 13th, 14th, and 15th days of the holy month of Ramadan where children dress up and sing while going from door to door to be given candy, I was drinking my post-iftar tea at home when there was a knock on my door and little darling Jana, the baby of my friend Swera, was there holding her very own cute little flowery yellow qerqaia’an! Read more »

Heavenly Pies from The Pastry Shop

By | July 25, 2013

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It was during the Holy month of Ramadan of last year that I’ve come to taste the scrumptious pies of The Pastry Shop! Excellent pies, with fresh ingredients and a flakey light crust and overall melt-in-your-mouth after the first bite feeling. This year I’ve had the pleasure of being sent more pies from The Pastry Shop, freshly baked and just out of the over, and they’ve been grazing my after iftar tea table ever since their arrival. Read more »

Bleach Kuwait Ramadan Gift

By | July 25, 2013

brg-008-1I’ve recently received a nice Ramadan gift from Bleach, the newest home and office cleaning company in Kuwait. If you don’t have housekeepers or you’ve moved to a new place you can contact them and they’d come and clean your place for you then you pay them Read more »

The Smart Wood Tiny Wardrobe Qerqaia’an

By | July 23, 2013

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I’ve seen many different types and kinds of Qerqaia’an presentations before, but I never expected that one day I’d received a teensy miniature wardrobe as a qerqaia’an! Smart Wood Company is a fine wood furniture manufacturers located in Kuwait and uses Read more »

Sugar Coated Strawberry Cookie Bites

By | July 22, 2013

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One of the most delicious culinary combinations ever invented are strawberries dipped in chocolate. I personally can eat an entire bucket of strawberries dipped in chocolate, or chocolate strawberries as I call them, and still want more. I remember in 2006 there was only one or two stores that sold strawberries dipped in chocolate but these days there are many around and I’m grateful for that. Sugar Coated, a home business that sells chocolate strawberries sent me a box full of them the other day to try.  Read more »

Delightful Desserts from Cucinare Bakery

By | July 22, 2013

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Cucinare Bakery is a new bakery that opened up quite recently in Kuwait. Cucinare is is co-owned by the beloved Chef Hanouf Al-Balhan and the sweet Ala’a Al-Jarki and is located in Sha’ab yet still in its soft opening phase. Last week I received a big purple and green bag with two Cucinare products to try: the seasonal berries cake and a cookies raspberry chocolate tart. Read more »

Heshoo Q8’s Qerqaia’an Bags

By | July 21, 2013

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Today is the 13th day of the holy month of Ramadan and it’s official, the Qerqaia’an is here! Qerqaia’an is like a traditional Kuwaiti occasion where children dress up and go from house to house signing and getting candy in return, kinda like a Kuwaiti Halloween. It’s a happy occasion long awaited by families who prepare for it months in advance and every year it seems people of Kuwait are Read more »

Re Cleansing Juices Ramadan Flavours

By | July 21, 2013

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Since I started today’s post with a healthy streak I thought I’d continue from the last post. Another trend that’s been going on in Kuwait for the past few months is the “detox juice diet”. One of the providers of the diet is a new business called Re and they set you up with a few day’s worth of different drinks naturally pressed and Read more »

Dallah Bakery’s Elba and Sukary Cups

By | July 20, 2013

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Elba’s traditional Kuwaiti bakery brought back their famous Elba with the start of the holy month of Ramadan. I’ve missed their elba, but they only make it in Ramadan and so on the very first week they sent me one cold pot of saffron-y elba, Dallah’s way of a Ramadan greeting. Read more »

Cafe Bazza Ramadan Gift

By | July 19, 2013

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Cafe Bazza sent me a different and quite useful Ramadan gift a few months ago. I love everything about Cafe Bazza, from the branding to the traditional Kuwaiti food with a modern twist, and their gift is no different. Read more »

Fiji Water Ramadan Gift

By | July 19, 2013

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One thing I miss most during fasting the holy month of Ramadan during the 50 C summer is water, I’m parched all day long and so tired I began to envy camels. Even when we finally break fast, I cannot get enough water, preferably cold and with a Read more »

The Danish Bakery’s Ramadan Gift

By | July 15, 2013

On the day before the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan I received a cake from The Danish Bakery’s as a Ramadan greeting. I love everything about The Danish Bakery, from their unique shop layout where you can walk around and pick up whatever you desire to the delicious fresh sandwiches. They also have a killer Read more »

Eshda3wa’s Ramdan 2013 Gift

By | July 14, 2013

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My friend and estranged blogger eshda3wa dropped by my place on the second day of Ramadan in keeping up with her tradition of giving away Ramdan noqsa’s, a noqsa is the name we call the gifts in Kuwait by the way. This year, eshda3wa’s gift was also traditional with a wicker tray and five mini tin pots inside. Read more »

Party Land Ramdan Gift

By | July 13, 2013

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On the night before Ramdan I big fat white box made it to my door from Party Land. Inside, was a big styrofoam crescent and a star, all golden and glittery with the traditional Ramadan greeting of Mubarak Alaikum El Shahar written on the crescent and my instagram/twitter nickname on the star. Read more »

The Gathering New Ramadan Treats

By | July 11, 2013

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More special Ramadan flavours are appearing everywhere, and this time two new special Ramadan flavours came from The Gathering. I’ve tried The Gathering’s molten cakes many times before and they are usually my quick on-the-go guilty treats since they are located right there in our Co-op. The night before Ramadan I received two heavy cream and Tiffany blue boxes of goodies with a card from The Gathering. Read more »

Mishref Co-op Ramadan Gift Box 2013

By | July 3, 2013

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The holy month of Ramadan is almost here and for the past three or four years we’ve gotten used to receiving a big box chockfull of Ramadan supplies from Mishref Co-op where my husband has an account. I arrived home yesterday to a big fat colourful box tied with a pink ribbon, so heavy you couldn’t lift it on your own. At first I thought someone had sent me a gift box but looking closely I realised it had the Mishref Co-op logo on it! Never before have I seen a local Co-op distribute such a beautiful and well thought of gift before! Read more »

The Last of Ramadan 2012 Gergai3an Gifts

By | August 11, 2012

 

The last gergai3an came from my next door neighbors. A nice boqsha of wooden sticks filled with chocolate, candies, and Read more »

Ramadan 2012 Lgaymat Day

By | August 7, 2012

Ramadan does not feel like Ramadan until the Lgaymat day arrives. Lgaymat day is the day when you have the most amazing most delicious Lgaymat ever delivered to you and you eat them first thing at futoor and want to Read more »

Diet Center’s Healthy Gergai3an

By | August 7, 2012

One of the healthiest Gergai3an’s I’ve received this year is for sure from Diet Center.

What’s inside?

Healthy stuff indeed: three jars with portion size and calorie intake written on top. One Mixed nuts and fruits, one date fingers, and one choco balls. All three have a calorie intake of 150 calories only, perfect for snacking guilt-free!

Plus, two apples.

Thank you Diet Center for sending me this healthy basket. Its really tasty and healthy.3asakom min 3owadah.

For more information about Diet Center you can check their website (link), follow them on facebook (link), follow them on Twitter (@DietCenterKw), or on Instagram (@DietCenterKw).

His & Her’s Misho’s Gergai3an

By | August 6, 2012

One of the cutest gergai3an gift’s I’ve ever recieved is Misho’s, the son of fellow bloggers His & Her’s. Read more »