Eid al-Khubbayza (Feast of Khubbayza)
DAY THREE: on day three we had chef Shahatiit to help us preparing the meal for the Eid al-Khubbayza. We made mahshi, which are stuffed vegetables (such as peppers and aubergines) filled with rice, tomato, garlic, onion and chickpeas, baked in the oven with some tomato sauce. The Khubbayza of the day was prepared by Hag Nabiil, Abu Farez’s brother. We all gathered under the sharing tree in the courtyard, made a fire and cooked the Khubbayza on it. The meal was very tasty and we all had a nice time sharing our cooking knowledge. The third day of Khubbayza ended with another fire; its big flame lit the courtyard in the night.
DAY TWO: today we feasted on Khubbayza under the arches of “The Project” and received a visit from old friends and new ones. Artist Lina Anabtawi came with her brother and mother, and they prepared a delicious ful dish entirely with ingredients from the farm.
DAY ONE: the first day of Eid al-Khubbayza was a great success, with around 14 guests including distinguished journalists, diplomats, and great friends. We kicked off the feast with lamb parts and veggies cooked on an open fire and ate and drank arak all afternoon. Everyone left with a smile on their face and a full belly!