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New Mansions in Mangaf (1)

A whole new neighborhood is going up in Mangaf, where once there was nothing but empty land. The streets are strewn with building materials, and sand, and cluttered with construction, but it won’t be long before this neighborhood is up and running.

I love that the designers put an old fashioned wind tower on the top of this house:


Squint your eyes, and you can see the potential here:


This is one of the smaller new houses going up – and even so, it could probably hold ten people without crowding:


Another nicely sized single family home:


July 6, 2007 Posted by | Building, Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

World Class Guacamole


The co-ops and stores in Kuwait are full of beautiful avocados right now. Chose ones that are already a little soft and buy two or three – or more! This dip goes FAST.

Cut the avocados in half, scoop out pulp (save the seed to put in dip until you serve it, I don’t know why but it helps keep the avocados from turning dark) and mash the pulp in a bowl.

Chop two or three cloves of garlic very finely and toss in with pulp.

Chop half an onion, very finely, and toss in.

Chop cilantro, very finely, maybe 3 – 4 Tablespoons, and toss into pulp.

Chop up one tomato, and toss into avocodo mix.

Add fresh squeezed lemon juice from one half lemon.

Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir everything together – Taste – is there enough salt?

Some people put mayonnaise in guacamole. *shudders at the very thought* If your avocados are of the right ripeness, once you add the tomato and the lemon juice, you won’t need any more moisture – the guacamole will be perfect.

Serve with tortilla chips, the corn kind, not the flavored kind. The combination is perfect for a hot Kuwaiti summer’s day.

The serving/mixing stone in the photo is called Molcajete.)

July 6, 2007 Posted by | Cooking, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Recipes, Shopping | 4 Comments