When did you realize you were far from home? Watching a Moroccan family celebrate the traditional Eid al Adha festivites by slaughtering a ram in the kitchen courtyard. I just tried to imagine my Dad doing the turkey the same way at Thanksgiving and couldn’t quite picture it!
What’s the most important thing about re-creating your home at post? Having our own pictures and books. I know they are some of the heaviest or most breakable items but I just don’t feel like I can personalize our space without them.
Three things you can’t live without at post?
One thing you thought you couldn’t live without but have had to?
Organic product. I was always so careful about shopping organic. But here it really isn’t an option. Shopping at veggie souks means you can see your produce came from small farms but they don’t really give you any information about how their meats or vegetables are raised.
What’s your daily uniform? Merrill or other casual flats, skinny jeans, button down shirt, and a long necklace or scarf with my hair in a banana clip.
You’re having guests over on Saturday night, what’s on the menu? If it’s casual a spanish stew with a side salad and a fresh baguette. If it’s formal I’ll do a beef wellington…a beef tenderloin topped with shallots and mushrooms and wrapped in a puff pastry. Its actually fairly easy if a little time consuming. And always copious amounts of wine!
Three things always in your refrigerator?
Three things always in your handbag?