Tag: Destination: Morocco

March’s Activity Book Winner

March Activity Book Winner

Take a picture of your child’s completed Tea Collection activity book picture and send it to us at blog@teacollection.com with “Activity Book Entry” in the subject line.  We pick one winner each month to receive a $100 Tea gift certificate.

Download a few of our activity book pages by visiting our Inspiration page.

Friday Round Up

Morocco

This photo was taken during our stay in Morocco. Dried fruit and nuts filled markets in almost every city we visited.

Things we found and want to share from this past week:

These maps might not be the most accurate, but made from signature regional foods, we found them to be quite lovely!

You may have seen fireflies in your backyard, but have you seen them like this?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in an ice hotel? Nadia from Child Mode shares her experience with the Hotel de Glace in Quebec.

Completed in 2012, The Megaro Project was the largest mural in London. Are you familiar with the Agents of Change?

We love following fellow mamas on Instagram, so we were delighted to find Bloesem Kids roundup of Instagram Mommies – What a great bunch!

It’s Officially Spring And We’re Celebrating With New Arrivals

New arrivals are here just in time for the first official day of spring! In the heart of the Marrakech medina (the old city) sits La Mamounia, a palatial hotel that dazzles with hand-cut tiles, ornately carved columns and handmade lanterns.

When we saw La Mamounia, we knew it was the perfect inspiration for our special occasion styles. Bring a little Moroccan magic home with you – the lighthearted prints, intricate embroidery and fresh colors are perfect for all your springtime celebrations.

Shop our new arrivals today!

Happening at a Nordstrom Near You…

Nordstrom Days to Delight with Tea Collection

Saturday, March 22, 2014 // 10AM-2PM
Nordstrom // Days to Delight
World of Tea Collection Moroccan Art Party

Create artwork inspired by Morocco (we’ll give you some fun facts to get you started) and we’ll turn it into a magnet for you to take home. Young Picasso’s can enter a contest to have their art transferred to a real canvas. Find a Nordstrom near you and don’t miss out on the fun!*

In the Bay Area? Nordstrom Walnut Creek will host our co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Emily Meyer. Emily will share the story behind the Spring 2014 Morocco collection and join in the Morocco-inspired drawing activity from 12-2PM.

 

*Event will be hosted in Nordstrom Kids’ Wear department, while supplies last.

Rghaif; A Moroccan Flat Bread

Moroccan Flat Bread

We’ve heard that three of the best Moroccan cities for street food are Fes, Marrakech and Essaouria (pronounced es-uh-weer-uh); coincidentally, we visited all three during our stay in Morocco. The best time to visit the food souks? Between 6 and 8 PM – this is the time Moroccans stroll and snack, before heading home for dinner around 10.

Rghaif is a flaky, layered flat bread that’s common throughout these souks. Although the dough may be stuffed with a variety of fillings before it’s folded and fried, plain rghaif are most popular served simply with honey or syrup made from butter. With only 4 ingredients, you can easily make this Moroccan flat bread at home!

What you’ll need:

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup warm water
olive oil
white cheese (preferably a bit salty) – optional for filling

How to make:

Combine flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl. Add water slowly and knead mixture for 5-10 minutes until the dough is smooth.

Divide the dough into 5 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and lightly coat with olive oil, set aside for 10 minutes.

While your dough balls are resting, warm a cast iron skillet (or similarly heavy pan) to medium heat.

On a clean surface, roll each dough ball out as thin as you possibly can. Get started with a rolling pin and then carefully lift and stretch the dough by hand. The thinner, the better.

If you’d like to fill your flat bread, now is the time to do so! Once you’ve placed your filling in the center of the dough, fold the dough into a rectangle or square and place in the heated pan that’s been lightly coated with olive oil.

Cook for a total of 6 minutes, flipping the bread every minute or so – making sure each one is cooked evenly.

 

Best served warm with your favorite jelly or honey. Add a side of sliced meats and enjoy!

February’s Activity Book Winner

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Take a picture of your child’s completed Tea Collection activity book picture and send it to us at blog@teacollection.com with “Activity Book Entry” in the subject line.  We pick one winner each month to receive a $100 Tea gift certificate.

Download a few of our activity book pages by visiting our Inspiration page.