Box 4: Week of July 13

IMG_6826Look at our pretty box! I am slow posting this, but, other than the basil, this box seems fantastic. And really my only thing with the basil is that I can never seem to use it all.

So this week we have: 
Basil, Eggplant, Watermelon
Pepper mix, Okra. Arugula (yay!) 
Sweet potato greens (who knew those existed??) and cherry tomatoes

The cherry tomatoes are gone already, but I do believe that it’s time to get to work on the rest of it.

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sora namatya: lmirikan kolhom labas 3lihom

had liyam fkrt fil blog la7qach inchallah xti filmaghreb gha 3ndha chi khdma dyal chi ch7or fi mirikan. ana mota7amsa bzzaaaaaaaaaaaaffffff nchofha mrra okhra winchallah gha tji. dak chi 3lach rj3t likom 🙂

kayn wa7d lfkra lli sm3t dima filmaghreb: lmirikaniyin 3ndhom bzzaf dlflous. fil7aqiqa, had lfikra s3ib 3liya. fwa7d lnahia, ila tchof lflous filbanka y3ny 8 drahm li dolar iwa. wkaynin mrikaniyin labaaaaaas 3lihom, ma xshomch walo f kol 7ayathom. walakin kaynin lli kaysknu fil chwari3. had lsna homa 610,000 nas, y3ny 0.2% dyal lmrikaniyin. ma 3ndhomch khdma, ma 3ndhomch dar, walo. kayglso fil chari3 wkaytalbu flous mn lnas 3adiyin. kayn3so ta7t lpont, b7al fil sora, ola fdar lmsakn ila kayn filmdina. 

w3lach homa bla dar? kaybrio ykhadamo, walakin kayn mchakl lkhdma wl 3nsoriya ola 3ndhom mchakl l3ql ola ljsm, ma kayqdroch ykhdmo b7al lnas akhrin. 

Ok, kayn lnas lli 3ndhom flous bzzaf, kayn lnas bla dar, w kayn lnas fil west.7ta ila kayn ktar dyal flous, mlli lnas 3ndhom kolhom lflous, kolchi ghali! hado ltaman flmdina lli sakna fiha. ktabthom fdolarat wfqahwa la7wach kandon bach kayn chi 7aja moqarna baynhom kolhom.

chambre fi bartaman mochtaraka fmdina dyali (w tqdr tstakhdm lsalon wlkozina): $700 (350 qahwa)

charges dyal do w dyal talfaza: $40 ola ktar (20 qahwa)

jean dyal bnat: $30 7ta $120! (15-60 qahwa)

sbardila dl sport: $15 lkhaybin, $80 l3adiyin (7.5-40 qahwa)

kaskrot: $8 (4 qahwa)

3cha fi ristora zwina: $50+ (25 qahwa)

kilo dl maticha: $4-7 (2-3.5 qahwa)

djaj kamla (2 kilo): $7 (3.5 qahwa)

wa7d tariq fil tobis: $1 (nes qahwa)

tilifon portable: $50 larkhs, $200 l’smart’ rakhis, $500 iPhone (25, 100, 250 qahwa)

lnas lli kaymchio lilmaghreb 3ndhom ktar dlflous mn lnas okhrin, ola homa tolab w 3adatan 3ndhom chi bourse. kandon blli dak chi 3lach lmgharba kayfkro lli 3nda flous, katchofo lmrikaniyin lli 3ndhom lwaqt wlflous bach ysafro! w 7ta fil aflam, 3ndhom lflous. walakin kaynin lli ma kayqadroch ysafro 7ta ila bgha ychof l3ila. 

wach 3rftom lli kan nas bla dar? o ltaman? 

3ndkom so2al okhrin?

Wach kaymchiou mn mdina li mdina fi train aw taxi aw kar?

3adatan fi mirikan ma kaynch bzaf dial markoub muchtarak bin lmoudoun. Nas kaymchiou fi tonobil khas la7qach kayn ghir wa7d charika dial kar, wa fi lmoudoun lkbar kaynin jouj. Fi mdina kbira bzaf b7al New York kandoun blly kayn wqiyla 8 aw 10 charikat, walakin had chi machi 3adi wa dak chi 3lach lkiran ghali.

lchwari3 lwasiyin lli kaymchiou foq lokhrin

lchwari3 lwasiyin lli kaymchiou foq lokhrin

3adatan fi mirikan ma kaynch bzaf dial markoub muchtarak bin lmoudoun. Nas kaymchiou fi tonobil khas la7qach kayn ghir wa7d charika dial kar, wa fi lmoudoun lkbar kaynin jouj. Fi mdina kbira bzaf b7al New York kandoun blly kayn wqiyla 8 aw 10 charikat, walakin had chi machi 3adi wa dak chi 3lach lkiran ghali.

3taykom mital: fi mdinati kayn jouj dial charikat dial kar la7qach lmdina kbira wa kaynin bzaf dial toulab fiha wa ila bghit nmchi li mdinat Houston ola Dallas, ljouj b3id 3 sw3ya fil tonobil, fil kar ghankhalas 15 qahwat* wa khsni nmchi lil m7ata dialhom, mousta7il ntl3 kar fil tariq!

Wa bin hadi lmoudoun ma kaynch tren bin Austin wa Houston, wa kayn wa7d ltren mn Austin li Dallas. Wa7d kol yom, safi. Wa lkar kaysabq ltren! lkar kaymchi 110km/sa3a wa tren kaymchiou 70km/sa3a! machi mantqi, walakin had chi lli kayn.

Ma kandounch blly ltaxiat kaymchiou bin hadi lmoudoun. Ghaykon taman dl7amaq, waqiyla 150 qahwat wa fi nefs lwaqt tmkin tkhalas 80 qahwat bach tstakhdam tonobil khas li yom wa7d wa lisans bach tmchi mn Austin li Dallas ghaykon 9 aw 10 qahwat. Ila katqaran ltaxi aw ltonobil, taman ltaxi 60 qahwat ktar mn ltonobil, wa m3 ltonobil katmchi fi ay blasa lli bghiti.

Wa dak chi 3lach aghlabiyat nas 3ndhom tonobil khas, ghaykon ghali tmchi mn mdina li mdina okhra wa lmarkoub 7ta fi mdina machi mziyan. Walakin khasni rsala okhra bach nhadr 3n had lmodou3…

*mouqaran ltaman mabin lmaghreb wa mirikan chwiya s3ib fi ra2ii la7qach lmratib mokhtalaf wa ltaman dial kolchi mokhtalaf wa dak chi 3lach kanhadr fi taman lqahwa 3adiya mn chi café 3adi.

Ach kayfdlou fil transport? lkar? taxi kbir? tonobil? 3lach?

criss-crossing Texas overpasses

foq wa7d lchari3 wa qebl chi okhrin

 

English version (NOT a word-for-word translation):

In American there usually are not many types of public or shared transportation between cities. People travel in private cars because there is often only one intra-city bus company, and in big cities there might be two. In a really big city like New York, I think that there are 8  or 10 companies, but that’s not normal, which is why intra-city buses are expensive.

I will give you an example: in my city there are two intra-city bus companies because it’s a big city with a lot of students in it. If I want to go to Houston or Dallas, each of them is 3 hours away by car, in an intra-city bus I would pay 15 coffees* and I would need to go to the bus station because it is impossible to catch an intra-city bus on the road!

Between these cities, there is no train from Austin to Houston, although there is one from Austin to Dallas. Just one each day. And the intra-city bus goes faster than the train anyway. The intra-city bus goes 110 kmph while the train goes 70kmph. It doesn’t make sense to me, but that’s how it is.

I don’t think that taxis go between these cities. If they did, the cost would be outrageous, maybe 150 coffees when instead you could spend 80 coffees to rent a private car for a day, plus the gas for it would only add 9 or 10 coffees. If you compare the taxi and a car, the price of the taxi is 60 coffees more than the car, and in the car you can go wherever you want, not just the station.

This is why most Americans own a car; it would be expensive to go from one city to another, and transportation even within a city isn’t very good. But I would need another post to talk about that topic…

*I think that comparing prices between Morocco and the US is kind of hard because salaries are different, as are the prices of everything. For that reason I use the price of a basic coffee in a normal café since I think it might be more relatable.

How do you prefer to get around? By intra-city bus? Grand taxi? Car? Why?

wach kol lmirikaniin kaymchio li la salle driyada?

mchit mra wa7da li cours d’aerobique m3 chi sa7bat orobiat wa saybti maghrebia galt liya blly ana b7al mirikania 3adiya la7qach kanimchio li la salle bzaf. walakin ma n3rftch akher mrra kont fi la salle fi mirikan! waqiyla qebl 7 snin mlly kan 3ndi sa7bi lli 3jbato la salle.

mlly bghit ndir riyada kanimchi li la piscine ola wa7d lparc khas dial riyada m3 no3 dial tariq bla tonobilat fi wust lmdina. ma kaynch had no3 dial parc fi kol mdina fi mirikan, walakin mdinat Austin m3roufa fil jardat lli kaynin fiha.

yom 7ed mchit li had tariq dial riyada, smitu Town Lake. kayn lmoq3 dialhom m3 lkharita dial tariq wa kaygol lkilometres fi kol daira dial tariq. tmkin tmchi mn 2.2 km 7ta 22 km. ila bghitom tkhdmo linjlizi dialkom, hada huwa:  http://www.thetrailfoundation.org/explore/butler-trail-maps/  

mlly waslna lil tariq choft kol lnas fih dkrt sa7bti wa kdit tsora dialu:

tariq dial riayada fi Austin, Texas

mn b3d jrit 3 miles (6.6 km) m3 khatibi wa sa7bna wa kont 3ayaaaaaana la7qach ma jrit fil sb3 chhour kont fil maghreb!

tariq dial riayada fi Austin, Texa

huwa ta7t chari3 kbir, wa7d l « highway »

ach katfkro fi had l7aja? wach bghitom tjriu fi had lblasa ila kan fil maghrib?

chnou kayaklu lmirikaniin? – lftour

tlat aw rb3a mrrat nas swlatni 3n lmakla fi mirikan wa ila kanaklu lhamburger wa lpizza kol yom! ljawab la, kanakl ghir chwiya dial hamburger wa ma 3jibnich lpizza. (walakin s7abi mirikaniun ma kayfhamouch 3lach ma 3jibnihch…)

lyom lweekend wa fil weekend kanakl makla ktar taqlidia la7qach 3ndi lwaqt. fil simana kanakl « cereal » y3ny 7bub lftour b7al « granola » lftour taqlidi bzaf fi mirikan bayDat wa « pancakes, » wa huma chwiya b7al baghrir, wa « bacon » wa hada l7m lkhanzir. ma kanaklch l7m kol yom wa ma 3mri fil ftour.  had sba7 klit bayDat wa pancakes wa 7ta mlly kont fil maghrib klithum fil weekend.

bayDat wa pancakes

lftour diali fil maghrib! pancakes m3 2sl wa nutella

kayn lmaqdir ta7t ila bghitum tjarbu lpancakes mirikani. wa kayn makla dial ftour khasu chwiya dila waqt wa dak chi 3lach kandiru fi 3id lmilad, smitu « cinnamon rolls » wa huwa khobz 7alwa bqorfa. machi s3ib walakin mlly 3ndi khdma okhra, ma kaynch lwaqt nsobh.

no3a dial khobz bchakl dial chnak

chnak tawil bilqorfa

m3 lmakla kanchrab 3sir ola atay (kanfaDlh bla skkar!) ola qahwa. ghaliban kanchrab atay.

bghitum tjarbu makla lftour lmrikani? n3taykom lmaqdir:

Pancakes mrikania

2 kisan sghar dial daqiq
3 1/2 m3lqa lqa7wa dial ‘levure chimique’ (fil sachi rose)
1 m3lqa lqa7wa dial mal7a
1 1/2 kas dial r3ib aw leben (stakhdamt lr3ib lvanille!)
1 bayd

  1. diru ldaqiq wa levure wa mal7a fi zlafa kbira, wa tkhalThum
  2. tdaaf lr3ib aw lben wa lbayd wa tkahlThum ghir chwiya
  3. fi maqla skhoun, dir chwiya dial zbda aw zit bach ma kaylsqch wa mn b3d tkhawi chwiya dial 3jin dial pancake fih. l3jin kaybqa 7ta kayn « des bulles » fil 7doud wa lwj7 fil mqla 7mra, wa fi dak lwaqt diru fil wj7 lakhor 7ta huwa kaykon m7mr.
  4. taklh m3 zbda aw 3mlou aw confitir aw 3sl aw btaqlid maghrebi, waqiyla m3 jebli aw fromaj aw zit zitun 🙂

wa lkhobz bqorfa bfransy la7qach ma n3rfch kol lkalimat bil 3rabia!

Cinnamon rolls

pour faire 12 – la pâte:

une tasse de lait, tiède
2 1/4 cuillères à café de levure de boulanger
2 oeufs
1/3 tasse de beurre, fondu
4 1/2 tasses de farine
1 cuillère à café de sel
1/2 tasse de sucre semoule

Pour mettre à l’intérieur:

1/2 tasse de beurre, mou
1 tasse de sucre roux
2 1/2 cuillères à soupe de canelle

Pour préparer:

  1. Mélanger le lait et la levure dans un petit bol, mais soyez sûr que le lait n’est pas trop chaud!
  2. Mélanger la farine, le sel et le sucre dans un grand bol.
  3. Ajouter la mélange de levure, les oeufs et le beurre à la farine. Mélangez bien.
  4. Laisser reposer deux heures ou jusqu’à ce que la pâte double en volume.
  5. Après qu’il soit doublé, pétrir pendant 5 minutes.
  6. Étaler la pâte dans un rectangle très grand et très fin.
  7. Mettre le beurre sur tout la pâte, puis parsemer avec sucre et canelle.
  8. Commencer avec la côté plus longue de la pâte et rouler sur lui-même pour à la fin faire un grand rouleau de pâte
  9. Couper le rouleau en 12 et mettre sur un plaque à four
  10. Laisser reposer deux heures encore pour qu’ils montent de nouveau.
  11. Faire cuire dans un four chaud (200ºC) pendant 15-20 minutes, jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient dorés.
  12. Ôter du plaque tout de suite pour qu’ils ne collent pas.

3lach chi bint mirikania katktb bdarija??

Kandoun blly hada kan lsou2al lli lmgharba soulouni lktar. 3lach bghit nhadr ldarija maghrbia? mlly nas 3rab akhrin ma kayfhmoukomch, 3lach bghit nhadr m3kom bil la7ja dialkom?

qrit l3rabia fuSHa 3 snawat fi la fac fi mirikan wa mn b3d sknt fil maghreb wa fhemt blly aghlabiyat nas kayfhamou ldarija a7sn bzaf mn lfuSHa. dak chi 3lach qrart ldarija fil blog diali.

walakin hada machi lsou2al kolou, yak? la7qach ila kanktb fil darija (wa machi mia bil mia sa7i7, ana 3arfa!!) y3ny kanhadrh wa had chi sa7i7 la7qach sknt m3 3ila maghrebia wa3ra wa 3ndi s7ab mgharba wa twa7chthom bzaf. bghit nhadr m3hom ktar walakin m3 lfarq dial waqt, had chi S3ib. mlly kaykon 18:00 fil maghreb, huwa 12:00 fi dar diali y3ny ana khdama mlly homa farghin wa homa n3asin mlly ana fargha.

waxa, nchallah katfhamou chwiya daba 3lach kanktb bdarija, walakin waqiyla bghitom t3rfou ktar 3nni. smiti Beth (باث) wa ana Taliba mirikania. kanqra l3rabia wa lfransia wa dak chi 3lach lmaghreb balad mzian fil qraya diali. sakna fi wilayat Texas wa ma kan3rfch kol lwilayat muta7ida la7qach homa kbar bzaf. 7ta fi Texas bil wa7da – 3taykom mital: kayn wa7da lmdina fil 7doud lgharbi dial Texas (m3 New Mexico) wa wa7d lmdina 7da lkhalij lmksik fil charq wa bach tsog mn wa7d llakhr khask 12 sw3ya bla waqf! y3ny waqiyla ghaykon 13 aw 14 sw3ya bach katchri lisans wa takoli chi 7aja. lmdina diali smitha Austin, wa hiya fil wost lcharq dial lwilaya:

kharita dial Texas wa Austin

3jbni Austin wa ma n3rfch bzaf dial moudoun fi Texas la7qach qaria fi lafac wa ma kaynch lwaqt bach nsafr wa nchouf lmoudoun okhrin.

hada huwa lbdaya dial lblog! chno l3sila dialkom? chno bghitou t3rfou? wach kayn chi 7aja machi mafhoum fi had lktaba wa khasni nktbh mrra okhra? goli liya fil t3liqat ta7t! 3ndi afkar 3n lmoDou3a walakin kanbghi njob 3likom.