I’m in Cairo for the summer! Been here a couple days already. Taking an intensive language course in Arabic, which I’ve long been looking forward to. I’m staying in a shared flat – which is different for me as I am accustomed to living alone. The kitchen leaves some things to be desired. Nothing fancy is going to be happening there, but I am happy to have some self catering ability. Will be keeping things simple though. On that note I went to the supermarket yesterday.
Th fridge is shared and quite crowded, but I thought tomatoes and cucumbers were essential. I also got limes and a tray of mangos. The rest doesn’t require refrigeration. Tinned fava beans (very Egyptian!) and garbanzo beans. I always soak and cook dried beans at home, but tinned is fine on the road. I also got a box of dates, a packet of oats, and almonds. I approached the peanut butter with skepticism thinking it would all be the bad kind, but I found a cinnamon peanut butter that is purely just peanuts and cinnamon, a combination I enjoy! For tea there were lots of choices. I went for anise tea since there’s little to excite one about average green tea in tea bags. And the essential spice I knew I would need was cayenne, so I picked up a bottle.
In the photo some of the cucumbers and mangos are already devoured. I’m not sorry. They were delicious.