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When it comes to choosing flowers for Mother’s Day in Morocco, you have various options.

Morocco has a rich floral culture, and you can find a variety of beautiful flowers to express your love and appreciation for your mother .types of flowers for mother’s day

Here are some popular flowers that are often associated with Mother’s Day, and you can find them in Morocco:

perfect flowers for mothers day

 
 

Roses:

Roses are classic and timeless, symbolizing love and appreciation. You can find a variety of colors, each conveying a different sentiment. Red roses are often associated with deep love, while pink roses represent gratitude and admiration.

 

Lilies:the mom who likes

Lilies are elegant and come in various colors. They symbolize motherhood, making them a meaningful choice for Mother’s Day. White lilies, in particular, represent purity and virtue.

 

Tulips:

Tulips are vibrant and come in a range of colors. They represent perfect love and are a great choice to convey warmth and affection on Mother’s Day.

Chrysanthemums:

Chrysanthemums are popular flowers in Morocco and are associated with honor and love. They come in various colors, and each color carries a different meaning. Pink chrysanthemums, for example, represent love and admiration.

 

Carnations:

Carnations are known for their long-lasting freshness. Different colors of carnations convey different meanings, with pink carnations often symbolizing a mother’s love and gratitude.

 

Orchids:

 

Orchids are exotic and convey a message of love, strength, and beauty. They are a sophisticated choice for a Mother’s Day bouquet.

 
 

Daisies:diy mothers day floral arrangement

Daisies are cheerful and symbolize innocence and purity. They can add a bright and joyful touch to your Mother’s Day bouquet.

When selecting flowers, consider your mother’s preferences and the meaning behind each type of flower.

Additionally, you can create a personalized bouquet by combining different flowers and colors. Many florists in major cities like Marrakech,

Casablanca, and Rabat offer flower delivery services, allowing you to surprise your mother even if you can’t be with her in person.

Make sure to order your flowers in advance to ensure timely delivery for Mother’s Day.

 

Open fire cooking and where and what to eat in morocco

 

perfect flowers for mothers day

Truth be told, the best meals of our trip were in private homes, not boutique hotels or fine dining restaurants.
We found the home-cooked food soulful, delicious,
and served with a level of hospitality that I’d like to mimic in my own house. Our experiences included a lunch we shared with Mohammed,  
 
the gentleman who drove us to and from the desert. His mother invited us into her kitchen as she prepared couscous in a clay pot hung over an open fire.
She served it in a single generous bowl set on the floor, with all of us, my family and hers, on low cushions with giant spoons for eating.
This is the sort of experience that you can’t get in a restaurant and makes traveling across the globe worthwhile in my book. 
 


Moroccan Restaurants

Because much of our trip was rather remote, we ate many of our meals in the lodges and camps where we stayed. In Marrakech and Essaouira, though, we did have the chance to explore the dining scene. Here’s what we tried:

 
  • Dar Yacout – Recommended by a Moroccan friend, this was as much theater as it was dining. The restaurant is housed in an opulent riad and the meal involved a set menu presented in a parade of giant tagines. It was a good opportunity to try traditional dishes and would be particularly enjoyable if traveling with a family or larger group.  
  • Sahbi Sahbi –
  • Outside the medina, this was lovely Moroccan food prepared by an all-female kitchen crew in a stylish setting. 
  • El Jardin –
  • We enjoyed a tasty lunch here in a pretty outdoor courtyard.
  • El Fenn
  • – I thought the food was just fine, but I’d recommend enjoying the swanky rooftop bar.
  • La Mamounia – We went for a drink and it was a treat to see the glamorous grounds and gardens of one of the city’s fanciest hotels.
  • Nomad – We ate lunch here and thought the food was just average. However, their tiny rooftop bar would be a terrific spot to stop during the day and grab a coffee or one of their delicious fresh juices.
  • Other Marrakech recommendations: Kabana (for lunch or a rooftop drink), Terrace des Espices (lovely food on a pretty terrace), Naranj, Comptoir Darna for dinner and belly dancing show (touristy, but fun), Maison Árabe (lovely for a beautiful dinner), Dar Moha, Bacha Coffee (in Dar Bacha Museum), Ice Mama (for ice cream)
 
 

Essaouira

Fish shacks – Along the waterfront outside the medina is a series of about a dozen tiny shacks that sell seafood. The host invited us to choose the seafood we wanted to try and handed it to the kitchen. They cooked it on the spot and served it on paper plates with salad and fries. Fun!

Le Jardin du Villa Maroc – For about $30 a person, we got day passes to this lovely spot about 15 minutes outside of town. The price included access to their relaxing pool, a terrific buffet lunch, and transportation.

Dar Babba – We enjoyed this colorful, lively restaurant with a Spanish-inspired menu. 

Salut Maroc – Lovely rooftop with live music. We went here for a sunset drink and wished we had time to enjoy a meal there as well.

Villa Maroc – This was the pretty boutique hotel where we stayed. We ate dinner one night in a cozy corner with a fire. 

Other Essaouira recommendations:  Le Love by Caravane (French-inspired food with a convivial atmosphere and dancing), La Table, Umia

  • Favorite Foods and Drinks in Morocco

     

  • We loved eating our way through Morocco. Below are some of our discoveries and favorite dishes. I did my best to spell the dishes correctly and recollect what we ate, but I am by no means an expert on the subject. For that (along with Moroccan recipes), I’d turn to Nargisse Benkabbou or Salima’s Kitchen.

  • Mint Tea –

  • Of all the food and drink in Morocco, none was more abundant than the mint tea poured into delicate glassware. It’s quite sweet, but we found everyone accommodating when we asked that it be made with less (or no) sugar. 

  • Dried Fruits and Nuts –

  • We found glorious food stalls selling juicy Medjool dates, dried fruits, and nuts throughout the country, which were perfect for snacking on the road. I fell hard for the sweet and savory almonds coated in fennel seeds. Fantastic!

  • Pancakes and Breads 

  • – Breakfast was a favorite meal and was always included in our hotel stays. A standout was msemen, which looks similar to a crepe with a texture more like chapati. It’s delicious with the homemade jams and soft cheeses served alongside. We also liked baghrir, which looks like a thin pancake dotted with holes reminiscent of a crumpet, and harcha, made of semolina and similar in appearance to an English muffin. 

  • Fresh Juices

  •  – Freshly squeezed orange and other juices are common, very inexpensive, and a welcome refreshment under the hot Moroccan sun. 

  • Tagine

  •  – Tagine, which references both the savory stew and the clay vessel in which it is cooked, is so ubiquitous, we got more than our fill. We worked our way through many varieties, including tender lamb with dried fruits, vegetable with chickpeas, and kefta (savory meatball tagine). 

  • Couscous –

  • Abolish any notion you have about the instant couscous sold in the US. In Morocco, it takes hours to prepare, is light as air, and typically reserved for Fridays, the holy day in Islam. 

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  • Berber Omelet –

  • Prepared in a tagine, we loved this tasty egg dish cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices. I plan to learn to make it at home.

  • Ktefa –

  • A favorite dessert, ktefa is stacked layers of thin fried pastry that’s drenched in what tastes like crème anglaise. Delicious. 

  • Nous nous –

  • We found very good espresso throughout the country, even at some of our gas station pit stops. Our preferred drink was nous nous, which means half half (half espresso, half milk). 

  • Fresh Seafood 

  • In Marrakech as well as the seaside town of Essaouira, we had excellent fresh seafood. Sardines are plentiful and you may also find oysters, shrimp, and a wide variety of fish. 

  • Eating with Dietary Restrictions in Morocco

  • The first thing I’ll say is that everywhere we traveled, from touristy spots in Marrakech to private homes in the middle of nowhere, the Moroccans were respectful and accommodating of our dietary restrictions (we had two pescatarians and one-gluten-free eater among us). Although there is certainly plenty of meat in the diet, Moroccan food is abundant in salads, vegetable dishes, and its famous “seven vegetables” couscous. We also had access to terrific seafood. 

  • Gluten-free eating was a little trickier. All the breads, pancakes, and the like we encountered were wheat-based. Indeed, you might mistake some of the coarser breads for corn meal, when in fact they are more likely semolina. For a gluten intolerance, we were able to work around the limitations. For folks whose wheat or gluten sensitivities are more serious, I imagine it would be harder to navigate. 

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Can You Drink Alcohol in Morocco?

Since most Moroccans are Muslim, drinking alcohol is prohibited according to their faith. However, it is perfectly legal to drink in Morocco, though it is relegated to restaurants, hotels and other licensed establishments. A few things worth knowing:

Most restaurants we went to served alcohol. 

Of the hotels and lodges where we stayed, all but one served alcohol.

We enjoyed local beers and lovely, budget-friendly Moroccan wines, particularly rosés and whites.

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