At the end of the Norooz festivities, on the 13th day of Spring, or sizdah-bedar, literally ‘thirteen to out’, Iranians, by tradition, go outdoors for a family picnic to play games, dance, ramp around and, of course, eat. Lettuce and “sekanjehbin”, a heavenly tasting syrup made of vinegar and honey, is among the popular food item for this day. Other foods of the day include noodle soup, and broad-bean mixed rice, layered with large cubes of lamb or beef.
Above the Clouds
Another fall, another vase, before storing Dahlias tubers.
Mints stems stay fresh in vase for at least 48 hours and add lively smell to my kitchen. I love the smell and the site of it, especially in my new gorgeous vase – a gift from a dear friend, made by hand in Mashhad, Iran.