"Another stunning piece of artwork! Thank you." Arieh's dad wrote to me.
Emily's auntie sent me a photo of her niece wearing a very specific black crossbody bag and asked me to make a card showing her wearing it. I love getting every little detail just right on my cards so when I noticed that Emily, who was also turning 22, was wearing a letter "E" initial necklace, I included that as well.
"I was just posting Emily's card and I noticed the "E" on her necklace. Your attention to detail is amazing." my customer wrote to me. She then added "Love the card. Thanks so much. The bag is absolutely perfect."
Whilst we are on the subject of cooking in this post, I recently made my boys one of their favourite meals, Shakshouka. An Israeli favourite, it is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers and onions, commonly spiced with cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Although the dish has existed in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions, its more recent egg and vegetable-based form originated in Tunisia.
The word "Shakshouka" means "a mixture" in Arabic slang. The word is derived from the Arabic verb shakka, meaning "stick together, clump together, adhere or cohere". My efforts, using this recipe, were very well received and quickly devoured. It's a healthy dish that is easy to make, looks good and tastes delicious!