As many of you are probably aware Ramadhan has drawn to an end and ‘Eed is nigh!
The blessed month of Ramadhan in which fasting is prescribed is akin to a preparatory course..
In it we are encouraged to become god-fearing; to rush towards good deeds, spend profusely in charity and save our tongues, limbs and hearts from any evil – in short to reach the peak of spiritual excellence.
Whilst detoxing the self from both physical and spiritual maladies we are also told to spare a thought for the poor.
Though we abstain from food we know at the end of the day at sunset our kitchen tables will be groaning under the various items of food..Biscuits, sweet pastries and warming broths
Food is one of the key points of both Ramadhan and ‘Eed its the focus of the conversation, the R in in the Ramadhan and its pivotal in bringing the family together!
We didn’t make so much this year for ‘eed but heres a couple of snapshots from both Ramadhan and our prep for ‘Eed – hope you all get a flavour of the excitement!
There’s absolutely no celebration which is complete without a bunch of flowers
Soft doughy bread rolls stuffed with a spicy courgette onion and chicken filling
My brother bought me not one but three cheesecakes! Isn’t he lovely?
Don’t be too harsh it was my first time making Baklawa so its a little rough around the edges!
What I love most about Eed! Henna. Took me ages to do and I nearly fell asleep in between..
Henna on the inside of my palm – I know it looks freaky with four fingers but I cropped out my thumb lol
so there you have it! More pics tomorrow inshallah
And before I forget
EEDKUM MBARAK 😀
Have a great one!