First of all, apologies for the long delay in posting! It’s been almost a month since my last post…yikes! I have no idea how that happened, time just ran away with me. Sorry!
Life’s been quite hectic over the past few weeks that I barely had time to check my facebook or email, let alone update this blog! I wish I could say that I was up to something exciting, but that’s not the case unfortunately.
Ramadan (the Islamic month of fasting) is already half over and I can’t even remember when it began! Time is really flying.
Every Ramadan, I get so excited and make a bunch of new things for iftar every other day. It was last year in Ramadan that I discovered Jalapeno Popper Sandwiches and a few other (now beloved) dishes. But this year I haven’t experimented in the kitchen too much. The first half was quite busy, but I’m hoping that things slow down now I can get back in the kitchen to experiment.
Usually in Ramadan, my sweet tooth is usually still alive and well but this year that’s not the case. Throughout the day I crave more savoury dishes, and less sweet. Which means I’m not baking as much (or at all). Even my brothers’ requests are leaning towards the savoury side of food, rather than the sweet and I’m more than happy to comply! I get my sweet fix with chocolate or ice cream treats at the end of the night, if I’m not too stuffed already.
As a self-proclaimed foodie who is obsessed with Pinterest, it’s so hard not to think about food all day! There’s so many new dishes I’m planning on trying soon 🙂
I’ve been trying to get back into reading again, since I wasn’t really reading anything I loved for the past few months. I’ve been speeding through a whole bunch of books lately, some which I loved, and some not so much. Some of my recent reads are: The Royal We (started good, but started to drag), P,S- I Still Love You (not as cute as the first book, but still super cute), The Royal Wedding (Mia+Michael= <3 FOREVER), The Girl on the Train (gripping), and The Pocket Wife (meh). I recently began Longbourn, which I bought 2 years ago when it first came ago but only got around to reading now, but it reminded me so much of Pride and Prejudice that I just started reading it instead. Nothing beats the classic! My mom read it before me and told me it was rather slow, so let’s see if I manage to get back into it.
I’ve also been busy revamping my other website so I spent the better part of 2 days changing the theme and working out all the kinks (it’s a work in progress). It was due for a major overhaul but I kept putting it off. I haven’t been blogging there as much as I should, but I’m hoping that the new and updated look will help me get back into the swing of things. It’s been more than a year than I started it, and it’s grown quite a bit (alhamdulilah), but I’m hoping to take it to higher levels, inshAllah.
Other than that, I’m looking forward to the rest of Ramadan and Eid, of course, which will coincide with the end of July. How was June for you? Do you have any exciting plans for July?
And sorry for the lack of recipes lately! I hope to share some new stuff with you soon 🙂
Thanks for reading,