We Showed. Now, I Tell

Setting up the Fig & quince table - yours truly

Setting up the Fig & Quince table

#25. The Fig & Quince table manned by a super-duper pair

#25. The Fig & Quince table manned by a super-duper pair


What we made!  3 different types of torshi (pickles) + sohan ‘e assal (almond brittle) + our blend of ajeel (Persian trail mix.)

Rising to the occasion, I made us some labels. (The Persian writing reads: Noosheh Jaan)

Rising to the occasion, I made some labels. (The Persian writing is: Noosheh Jan)


We also took our Blurb books.


I was too busy to be a good blogger but I did take a few pictures. My favorite is of the smiley adorable young volunteers! (These girls and all the children I met spoke zaban’eh shirin ‘eh Farsi which gladdened my itty bitty heart.)

I’m rather proud of what my mother and I accomplished in a very short time (with a good bit of moral and actual support from my father – including his integral stint as a sohan ‘e assal sous-chef.)  I have to say that we were studious, we were organized, we were enthusiastically energized, and we were delighted to take part in the Children of Persia’s 9th Annual Walk event. There were many favorite moments, but the highlights of the day were seeing dear & cherished family friends , and meeting some really nice people and making new friends.

I wish I could write more (lots & lots to say) but alas there are more deadline crocodiles to be wrestled with (dammit, let’s hope I survive) and sweet sweet sleep beckons as well. I do want to give a shout-out to my wonderful blogging community for your amazing support.  Thank you & I love you! Wish you all could have been there.  And: I hope to catch up with your blogs soooooon!  Until then, I leave you with this image of a still life with black grapes:

Still life: by my brother. Black grapes: by nature.

Still life: by my brother. Black grapes: by nature.


33 thoughts on “We Showed. Now, I Tell

    • It’s such a relief now looking back, when it’s all done and went well. Thank you dear Sawsan. By the way I pinned your twist date bread and it’s proving to be super popular, which: no surprise!

    • Oh Suzanne, if only I could. I barely made it out alive at just participating, but that IS a good idea, food for thought, to consider organizing such an event here. The torshi sold out or would have saved you a jar.

    • Oh yeah, we do have books! And more are in the works too. I’m so glad to see your smiley face icon here Patty and thank you for this wonderful comment.

    • Thank you! I wish you could have tasted the pickles too. The pickles sold out and kind of fast. My mother made all of it so I feel safe in saying that they were really good! I’ll post recipes sometime soon.

  1. I really enjoyed going through this post… a beautiful cause.
    Lovely to see Mr & Mrs Houshiar (where is Felfeli, connoisseur of Persian cooking?). Is that you on top middle photo? I notice your fig and quince on the bench! 😀
    Congratulations for publishing a new book (Rock Scissor Paper).
    Indeed lots of excitement and energy going on in your life! Marhaba!

    • Monsieur felfeli had his academics pursuit to consider and did not attend, alas! Ha ha. Leave it to you Fae to notice the fig & quince on the bench! You are: magnifique! & re everything else: thank you!!!!! ❤

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