Monday, 30 July 2012

A FREE Ramadan Magazine for kids!

Assalaamu alaykum visitors!

There's a cool Ramadan Magazine you can download
from the following link, just click on the address below and you'll
see how nice it is, there's puzzles, colouring, poems and recipes!.
The designers at Easel & Ink did it.


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Shortbread Biscuits

Assalaamu alaykum

Today I'd like to show you how to make Shortbread Biscuits.
These are very nice to have with a cup of tea.
Perhaps you could make them for Iftar inshaAllah.

110g buttter (at room temperature)
50g caster sugar
175g plain flour (sifted)

Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 2, 300F, 150C.

Put all the ingredients into a bowl and rub together until
a breadcrumb like mixture is left.

 Squeeze the mixture together to form a big ball of dough like below.

Sprinkle caster sugar on to your work surface,
then roll out your dough over it.

Cut out circle using a fluted cutter or you could
use any shaped cutter if you prefer.

 Lay out the biscuits on a baking sheet, prick each
biscuit with a fork. Bake on a highish shelf in the oven
for 30 mins.

Cool the biscuits on a wire rack, dust them with caster sugar
and store in an airtight tin, to keep them crisp. 

Serve with tea and enjoy!



Sunday, 22 July 2012

Our trip to Sanday, Orkney Islands

We would like to share with you photographs from our recent holiday
to Sanday, Orkney. Orkney is a group of islands located north of Scotland.
You can learn more about the islands from the following link:

Our Grandmother has a summer house in Sanday and we stayed with her for two weeks.We went for daily walks, it was cold and windy but we found it refreshing and lots of fun.

View from the ferry ride we took from the mainland, Kirkwall to Sanday.

Another view showing some of the town.

Sanday, Orkney
Field of buttercups with lake in the background.

Lots of cows and lovely stone walls.

While taking a walk we were joined by a lovely stray cat.
We named her Tabby.

At the coast sometimes you can see mother seals with their pups. We saw one but it's not clear in the photograph.

Very pretty scenery subhanAllah.

Orkney doesn't have many trees because of the strong winds.
But the island is still very lovely.

We saw swans with their young on the lake!

Cute rabbits hopping across the paths.

We hope you enjoyed the pics!


Thursday, 19 July 2012