Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Lyn visits her Moroccan haven

“I go to this special place just outside Marrakech owned by a wonderful Moroccan and American couple. They cook their food with ingredients fresh from the gardens – and it’s not in a tagine all the time!

Their afternoon teas with mint tea, homemade chocolate cakes and rosemary shortbread are amazing.

A beautiful tea in a truly beautiful setting

Their breakfasts too are divine with traditional pancakes served up with their own homemade honey.


They are known for their beautiful gardens filled with orange trees, rosemary as tall as the house and jasmine that catches your breath. The pomegranates are exquisite in September!

Glorious pomegranates

Orange flowers can be smelled for miles around!

This time, I visited with my sister and our two boys, aged 5 and 8. We all went on a
special walk with the owner around all of the fragrant flowers and trees. The boys
were interestingly well behaved and inspired us all with their interpretations of what they smelled! Perhaps we have two perfumers in the making – it was lovely to see.”

Fig leaves scatter the ground

‘Snowball plants’ – filled with naturally wet white flowers

The fresh grapefruits are exquisite – and have even inspired a future fragrance!

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