Monday, April 4, 2011

Despite the Weather

Yesterday was a dreary day weather-wise. And no, that is not the moon up high in the sky, it is the sun trying to shine through the haze.

My friend, Leslie, and I went to a contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant for lunch.

She had been many times before but it was my first time. Love the decor!

Each table includes one chair that is covered in a beautiful Turkish fabric that showcases the Suzani design.

We sat inside but had a nice view from our table, despite the dusty weather.

On the menu, Persian felafel (with tahini sauce), pumpkin dip, red pepper dip, lentil salad with yogurt dressing ... we also ordered taboulleh and tabliyah (a flat bread pizza in sections -- sauteed onions, wilted spinach and eggplant). Everything was delicious!

Back at Leslie's place, while we chatted, her daughter, Renee, got out the birthday gift I gave her that included two ceramic plates for painting.

The dust is worse today so I am having another stay-at-home pajama-wearing crafting kinda day! Hope everyone has a great week! Happy Monday. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

14 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Everything about that restaurant seems to delight the senses! My goodness. it is beautiful and the food is beautiful! I can only imagine how it smells and tastes!

And, I love the ceramic plates you gave Renee! My obsession with watercolors has me coveting those! LOL! Blessings ~ Tanna

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Your lunch sounded wonderful. I love that style of cuisine. Hope you have another great day working on your crafts. What a great gift for the little girl, too. I love anything that encourages creativity. Take care and have a super Monday. Susan

Rostrose said...

Oh, dearest Tammy, this dust looks really terrible! (If you want to see a bit more sun, you can visit my new India-report ;o)) But the restaurant looks fabulous - and the food delicious!!!
Warm hugs, Traude

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, yuck! So sorry about all your dust, Tammy! Looks like you had a lovely day in spite of it all, though...what a fabulous lunch with your friend...looks delicious!

Hope the weather clears up soon...wishing you a happy, snuggly, crafty day, dear friend!

Julie

Rizzi said...

OH MY...DUST AGAIN, WE HAD A NICE WEEKEND. CLEAR, SUNNY, AND A LITTLE CHILLY. I SAT ON OUR FRONT PORCH AND WORKED ON MY AFGHAN. YOUR LUNCH LOOKED DELICIOUS....SO EXOTIC
HAVE A GOOD WEEK, ENJOY YOUR SCHOOL BREAK, AND HAPPY CRAFTING. RIZZI

The English Romantic said...

Hope the dust clears soon Tammy. your lunch looks delicious.
Thanks for your comment on my Prim dolls. Like you my first love was countrystyle for a long time. It is so nice to revisit.
Happy crafting.
Angela.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love those chairs...they look so comfy and puffy!

I am still in my jammies too!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a HaPpy start to the new week anyway, Tammy. The chair is beautiful, a wanna-have! xxxx

dee dee said...

Tammy,
What a wonderful place for a meal with a friend! Your food looks so yummy... we should eat more like this here in the states! Enjoy Spring Break (we just finished with ours) and stay in from the dust! Have a great week!
Dee dee

Claus said...

Lucky you...I wish I could have had a day to stay home...so many projects in mind! :o)
Every time you talk about food, I promise, I get so hungry! the combination of flavors, vegetables, ingredients...sounds so delicious! They have to have a restaurant like that somewhere here!...got to look for one :o)
have a great and crafty day!!

nanny said...

Your lunch sounds just perfect....yum!
I am curious how the country girl landed in this corner of the world? I'll have to browse your posts and see if you told the story....
what an experience you are living....

Deb said...

Your lunch sounds amazing! I'm a vegetarian, and you mentioned some of my favourites. I haven't had pumpkin dip, but I am sure it is delicious.
Thank you for stopping by today & your kind comment ♥

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the decor at the restaurant too!
I also love seeing a young artiste at work!

Anonymous said...

Ok, now I know why the teachers from AIK that came to Doha were complaining about the restaurants here. This restaurant looks wonderful and the food looks really good. Lots of interesting options that I would be more than happy to try. I am guessing you will be going there again!! YUM!
I love knowing that Renee has started plate painting. Seems very familiar somehow.... HA!
Glad you are finding lots of fun things to do at home in an effort to avoid the dust!

ENJOY!!

Renee

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