I felt like I was doing a lot of waving. With both hands. At least in between picking up the bags of craft projects to hand to each of the kids holding bags of lunches. It wasn’t until later when my teammate mentioned how wearing masks made it difficult to show a smile that […]
Lemon, sumac, unripe fruit, pickles… sour food is overwhelmingly popular in Kurdistan. Hannah and Colleen chat about all the foods that make your mouth pucker and water in Kurdistan. Go grab your jar of pickles and join us in the culinary journey through sour foods in Iraqi Kurdistan!
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We had so much fun last summer bringing books, crafts, and activities to kids! Each week we served alongside our team of great volunteers to not only serve lunch, but also to entertain, inspire and educate.
We get to do it again this summer and we need your help to be the hands and […]
Hannah and our Director, John, recently took a trip to Iraq to visit our teams there and to meet up with old friends. So we asked Hannah about the food, the weather, how things are on the ground in North Iraq, and lots more!
If you have questions you would like to […]
After making Kubba months ago (and struggling with it!), we decided to try making Baklava, one of the most common desserts in Iraq and Greece. It was certainly more successful. Although it is a long and time consuming process with lots of fillo dough and butter!
Here’s the recipe we used: https://natashaskitchen.com/baklava-recipe/
This summer, we are going to help run a feeding program at a Nashville apartment complex where hundreds of refugee families live. We will be providing lunch for 100-200 children each Wednesday and need your help!
Fair warning: It will be loud, chaotic, and unpredictable. If that sounds like your cup of tea, come with […]
Hannah and Colleen have guest star and fellow SGI alumnus, Katrina, on to talk about one her favorite things, the bazaar. A place of wonder and mystery, goat heads and amazing bargains, there’s no one better to navigate the maze than Katrina. We only wish we could somehow transmit the smells for a […]
The flight from Mytilini to Athens forty minutes. The flight from Athens to Frankfurt three hours. Means to pay for an airline ticket and valid USA passport gave me the privilege to travel efficiently, freely without fear, in the light of day, with any possessions I want to carry. The flight from Athens to […]
Between Iraq and a Hard Place
Hannah and Colleen wander through various food experiences ranging from chicken and chocolate to eggnog and mastau. Welcome to the world of Kurdish food.
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I never thought of my students as backward or from an undeveloped country. They all had smartphones when I still had a flip. And if their paper was a bit too short, they were certainly tech-savvy enough to try to change the margins or font size by fractions of an inch.
That was why […]