One of my favorite snacks to have is Ajil, also dubbed as Persian Trail Mix by the Sous Chef. It’s one thing to have pre-made Ajil and excitingly discover all the different ingredients that the person who made it put together. However, it’s a whole lot more exciting when you make your own Ajil. I will admit that I have been so enamored with Jordan Market’s mixed Ajil for so long that I never needed to make it myself. But then something happened
The other day I was at my local Persian market doing some shopping. I had just finished my shopping transaction and was on my way out of the door when from the corner of my left eye I noticed a childhood treat sitting casually on a shelf next to the door. Madar Biscuits! Madar in Farsi means mother. Oh My! I had not seen these cookies since I left Iran 25 years ago!!
I have fond memories of the winters in Tehran. Each of the four seasons were beautiful in Tehran for me, but the falling of the leaves in autumn was …