‘Learning in a young age is like engraving a stone.’ This popular saying expresses the strength and effect of learning at a young age. That’s why I want to share some of the secrets I learned from my beloved mother who made me adore the kitchen and encouraged me to depend on myself and gain a different set of cooking skills.
My mother would always say to me: “To be an expert at cooking, you need to have patience and insistence. You need to be able to experiment over and over.” As for the spices secrets, you need to be very good at recognizing the different tastes, and follow the tactics we’re used to especially when it comes to cleaning the herbs and using the traditional herbs for each recipe.
From my mother, I learned many recipes that bring back memories of a special kind, and recipes that are linked with certain times of the year; recipes that the entire family would lovingly gather to eat. She also taught me the art of arranging the kitchen and the art of storing the food. She taught me so many secrets for easy meals that are extremely delicious thanks to her spices mix such as, Madinah rice with its popular spices (cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, cumin, dried coriander, saffron, and lemon salt).
There are countless secrets my mother taught and is still teaching me every day. “I can’t thank you enough, mom. May Allah protect and bless you.”