Eats & Drinks, Expat Living, Somaliland
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on eid-al-fitr

It was Eid al-Fitr, following the month of Ramadan, and we had a goal: to win over the neighbors on our hilltop. our strategy: cookies, as many kinds as we could manage to churn out of our small stove. We mixed and rolled and patted…

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…and raided the grocery store and our kitchens for the most cookie-esque ingredients we could muster. We did well, with an assortment of shortbreads: cocoa, coffee and chocolate, lime, date and nutmeg, cardamom, and peanut butter with blueberry (green!) jam.

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We packed and wrapped in flashy, Eid-appropriate paper, tied with a string.

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…and headed out into the neighborhood, intent on making smiles, and crumbs, and friends.

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