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A trip to the aromatherapy garden…

A trip to the aromatherapy garden near Marrakech is not only scintillating, but tasty. Understanding how to make Berber bread (khobz) is simple, but it’s all in the know-how. Incredible how fast it cooks in the mud Tashelheit ovens. We eat the bread made from freshly ground semolina and barley …

In Morocco on 9/11

I was in Essaouira, Morocco on 9/11, 2001, drinking tea in a cafe near the beach. I was entertained by this old Moroccan man who came to the bar with his donkey. He was a character as many of them are, a spring in his step and a twinkle in …

The Magic of a Riad

What structure could be more charming than a Riad? A 2 story square within a square with bedrooms and verandas looking onto a central open-air courtyard, usually with fruit trees, a small pool or a fountain. This architectural design is ingenious for creating space and breath and yet gives a …

“Whoever you are…the world offers itself to your imagination”

This poem is everything… we are the wild geese. Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love …

It’s time to feed the cat

Change is good. Transformation is better. This is a sign I saw in London for an investment company. I thought to myself, “I also have an investment company.” I’m invested in people making change in how they view the world. I’m forever invested in myself and others seeing ourselves in a different way. …

Recipe: French Moroccan fusion ! 40 cloves of garlic chicken with preserved lemon

Have you ever been snowed in? It’s a mixed feeling of disappointment and excitement all at once. I can’t go anywhere, look at those huge wet flakes! The roads will be impossible. So much for that appointment… I get to stay home, make a fire and do that writing I …