Bahrain’s Spice Market may not hold charm for the local population any more but, tucked away in the lanes of the Old Suq in the capital, Manama, it is a must visit for tourists and visitors. The conventional ways of shopping have, in any case, taken a beating in the last few years with the advent of supermarkets and suq’s (traditional markets) have been among … Continue reading The spice of life is not in tradition any more
A group of blue-collar workers in Downtown Manama pause for tea and gossip at a roadside stall. Such gatherings are common in the old part of the Bahraini capital, particularly during the weekend and a prolonged holiday! Source: Tea Time in Manama Continue reading Tea Time in Manama
I spotted this roadside fish market quite by chance as I drove through an area where I seldom go. There, right next to a newly-constructed fishermen jetty in Hidd, was this place swarming with just about any kind of fresh catch. Over the weekend, we drove down and this is when we saw the wonderful collection – straight from the fishing dhow to the tray, … Continue reading Nothing fishy about this
When we bought tomatoes after a long time a couple of weeks ago, we were in for a surprise. They seemed very costly. But, maybe, that was the normal market price at that time. Our little garden had given us so many tomatoes over the winter and even until a month ago, we had not […] via Dear Tomatoes — cookwithsingh Continue reading Dear Tomatoes
The tomatoes are here – they really are. Bahrain’s had a bumper harvest this year and prices have hit rock bottom. This this year’s harvest has been quite exceptional – and very colourful – and prompted organisers of the”Saturday Market” to hold a “Tomato festival”yesterday. Though nowhere near the famous La Tomatina festival held in the Spainish Valencian town of Buñol, or the lesser known … Continue reading Tomato fest in town
Stopping on the roadside to buy roasted and salted peanuts shows some signs of the winter sill remain even as day temperatures soar. It is said of the Bahrain winter though it may show signs of going away rather soon, it will give us a last parting kick before it finally goes away. Continue reading Winter Nuts
Spotted just these three pigeons in an area of the Old Manama Suq where there would normally be hundreds of birds every evening, feeding on the morsels given to them by passersby. It was actually a strange sight since there was no fluttering, no mad rush to get at the food and no excitement. There had to be a reason for such strange behaviour. I … Continue reading Pigeon strike?