Hello friends! I’m sad to say that we have come to our last food post of the semester. Thank you for following along with us over the past few months; I really enjoyed sharing this delicious, cultural adventure with you. For our final meal, David and I went with some friends to Xenia Kebab Grille in Harrisonburg, VA. I was excited to go there because I know my brother likes eating there and the restaurant has gotten really positive reviews on yelp. Well… we weren’t disappointed! We had a great time filled with wonderful food and fun company. Check out the video above to hear more about our experience there. We definitely recommend that you go there soon!
A meal, an appetizer, a snack, a sandwich… these little nibblers are versatile and delicious. Falafel is a ball or patty made from ground chickpeas that is fried in oil; it is a popular food eaten all throughout the Middle East. Take a bite out of the crunchy outer shell and you find a warm, flavorful center. The texture is almost fluffy, a somewhat bread-like consistency. Paired with a nutty tahini sauce, this meal is one you don’t want to miss. (more…)
Hello, Friends! Yesterday David and I went to a local Middle Eastern restaurant to try some of THEIR food instead of making a recipe ourselves this week. Sinbad is a brand new place that opened up near our school, so in addition to getting some great food there we just wanted to promote it a little bit. It is definitely worth the try! If you’re in Harrisonburg, head over to the BB&T Plaza on Virginia Avenue. They have a good menu full of delicious Middle Eastern flavor: dolma, tikka, shawarma, and more. After you go, why not write a review for them on yelp? I would love to see people work together to really get this restaurant off the ground!
Check out the video to hear more about what we thought. Also, there’s still time to vote for this week’s recipe! Go to our last food post to pick your favorite and you might see a post about it this week!
Hey, everyone! This week we’ll be doing something a little different. I’m excited; it’s going to be fun! To find out what it is, you’re going to have to check back after this weekend. I know, I know… waiting is tough. But hang in there, it’s only a few short days away.
In the meantime, I’m interested in finding out what YOU would like us to make. Community and food go hand-in-hand, so it just seems natural for you, the reader, to be involved in this as well. Please take a second to respond to the poll above. Who knows – your pick might show up on the blog next week!
Comfort food… warm, smooth, and delightful. These are all things that come to mind when I look at this lovely picture of the aush we made tonight! Isn’t there just something so magical about having a bowl of hot soup on a chilly autumn evening? It not only satisfies your stomach, but also seems to warm your entire being. This Afghan soup recipe in particular features delicate pasta paired with a savory, slightly spicy meat sauce – all of which is, of course, covered with a sweet, tangy mint-yogurt topping. By now, what else would you expect? These three flavors blend together seamlessly to create a beautiful harmony for your tastebuds. Want to learn how to make it? Read on! (more…)
Pictures by David Everett, unless otherwise noted.
Photos by Rebekah Graham
Here it is, my friends… the pièce de résistance! Baklava!
Photo by Rebekah Graham
You’ve probably seen baklava before, but just in case this is new to you… baklava is a Mediterranean pastry made from layers of filo dough, nuts, sugar, spice, and a simple syrup or honey. The recipe for baklava varies from region to region, but in any shape or form it is regarded as one of the most (if not the most) popular dessert from this part of the world. Pistachios, rosewater, saffron, and cardamom add a unique flavor to Afghan baklava. This is, of course, the kind we will be making today! I am so excited to share this recipe with you! (more…)
Welcome to the Weaving Life Blog. Come join us as we continue on a journey that was started by one man many years ago. We are a group of 7 students from Eastern Mennonite University who are looking to continue telling the story of Dan Terry, a man who was dedicated to helping and living with the people of Afghanistan for 40 years.
Dan was killed in 2010 along with nine other humanitarian aid workers while he was working in Afghanistan. Dan’s story goes much deeper than the story of his death. He was a remarkable man that loved adventure, but even more he loved the people whom he served. Weaving Life is the story of Dan’s life, but calls for more than just a tribute. Through stories, conversations, recipes, and images we hope to continue the conversation and bring people of all faiths and communities together.