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July 06, 2005


clare eats

These look so good! Yum...


Hi Clare,

They were really good. Not as good as Tim Tams though. =)


Hi Reid! I used to share a residence with some other students from Lebanon and Jordan, and any trip home was an excuse for them to bring back huge boxes of these sweets to share. They were understandably very popular!

clare eats

is that a not so subtle hint reid? :D




Reid - Looks like you've done a pretty good job working your way through that "box"....LOL!


Reid - BTW congrad's on getting the Downtown Planet, quite a coup for you, and great for us; being able to access their articles here on the Mainland.


ummm... I've learned about all of those when I was researching the viability of building a baklava empire! ::laughing:: They dashed my hopes and dreams! Oh well, think we could do online dumpling sales?


Im so jealous with all these yummy things you've been receiving lately. Those pastries look delicious!


what a treat!! yumyum... i hope they're not sickly sweet :p


Oh yum. You know how much I love baklava! =)
The ones that look like pyramids remain my #1 fave.


Hey AG, should I test my international shipping prowess and send you some of the next baking?


Hi Jo, That's such a thoughtful gesture! I would fear an impending rampage of envious bloggers if you did so though! =)


those sweets certainly look interesting! yummy... i had my own sugar fix just now when my cousin gave me some baklava he brought back from russia! really sweet but reaaally satisfying. haha...


::laughing:: Guess you haven't heard of my plan for world peace and dominance through baklava huh? With Reid's permission, I'll post the link or you can just follow me to my blog! ::wink::


Hi Melissa,

I can see why they would be very popular. These treats are bite-sized, so very easy to eat. The only one I really didn't care for was the pine-nut ish al-bolbol. It was just a little too sweet for me.

Hi Clare,

hehe! =)

Especially not that Tim Tam flavored ice cream right?! =)

Hi MrsT,

They are so yummy, and most of them aren't too sweet.

Hi Kirk,

Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's not only me! =P

On another note, the Downtown Planet thing was something that I was trying to get started back in April. They finally responded, so you'll see it all here! It's a shame that I couldn't get the same arrangement with the Honolulu Weekly.

Hi Jo,

Dumplings? Hmmmm. I'm not sure that they taste as good as baklava, but definitely worth a try.

Hi Michele,

Thanks for dropping by.

I'm surprised by everything that I've been receiving too. This was definitely a nice surprise.

Hi babe_kl,

The two on the bottom of the picture were the sweetest. The three in back were not too sweet at all. They were actually very yummy!

Hi AG,

Those were my favorites too. I'll have to learn how to make those. I think they had the right combination of pastry and filling. Hopefully I can figure it out.

Hi Cheryl,

These were really yummy and I'm really glad that they weren't all that sweet. Now baklava from Russia, that must have been interesting! =)

Hi Jo,

You're more than welcome to post the link here. You know you don't have to ask for permission, you're like family! =)


Pyramids are definitely my favourite. I've done plenty of research! =) They seem to be the least syrupy, the most flakiest, and have the highest nut ratio too!

No, I don't have an obsession with these. No, not at all...

clare eats

If you are coming to visit us Reid I will buy a box of the TimTam Icecream and keep it so it doesnt disapear of the freezer shelves.. how does that sound?


Hi AG,

You definitely got that right. I think the ratio of nuts to pastry is perfect. And no, I'm not obsessed with them either! =P

Hi Clare,

That sounds perfect, but I'm almost certain that I won't be able to visit this year. My boss already told me that I won't be able to take a vacation in November as I had originally planned. =(


Well AG, if you want to read my palaver on baklava, here is the link:
There is also a georgeous photo of the almond/apricot baklava I sent Reid for sampling. He was very kind to send it since I don't have a lot of photos to add to my posts. I'm trying to catch up on getting film developed from goodness knows when!

Thanks Reid ::smiles blushing:: Thats a wonderful thing to say and I love it!


Hi Jo,

I mean it! =)


this is my grandfather shop


Hi Salah,

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

It's great to know that this is your grandfather's shop. Please extend my warmest thanks to him for producing some utterly delicious treats.

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