Saturday, October 07, 2017

Danube Home in Kuwait

Danube Home is the home décor and furniture wing under the diverse Danube Group, which was mooted in order to meet the demand of quality furniture in the region. Available in the countries including the UAE, Oman, KSA, Qatar and Bahrain, Danube Home serves as a one-stop destination to offer the widest array of quality furniture, furnishing items and interior design assistance, made specially to satisfy the needs and preferences of every home décor enthusiast.



LuLu Hypermarket launches Festival of Egypt


LuLu Hypermarket, the leading retailer in the region, launched the 11-day Festival of Egypt promotion at all its outlets on 5th October.


The festival was inaugurated at the Hypermarket's Al-Dajeej branch by His Excellency Yasser Atif, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Kuwait, along with the top management from LuLu Hypermarket, in the presence of a large crowd of shoppers and well-wishers.

The Festival of Egypt, which runs from 4th to 14th October, showcases the wide diversity of Egyptian foods including specialty cheese, fresh fruits, tender vegetables, fish, meat and olives. Among the products being highlighted at the festival are luscious mangoes, oranges, strawberries, grapes,watermelons and pomegranates.

A cultural extravaganza is also being held as part of the festival and features traditional music and dances of Egypt, including the famous Saidi horse-dance, zaffa the marriage procession dance and the vibrant tanoura. In addition, special magic shows and painted clowns will entertain children on the evenings of 5th and 6th October.

The promotion period will also witness several competitions, including clay modeling and a fashion show of traditional costumes for children below the age of 12.

The Festival of Egypt once again reiterates LuLu Hypermarket commitment to interacting with their customers at every touch-point. The promotion also creates opportunities for people from different communities to come together and enjoy each other's cultures, cuisines and foods.

Places to Visit in Kuwait- Public Park between Kuwait Towers n Green Island

Kuwait is a country where summer is very hot, dry , dusty and temperature exceeding 48-50 c most of the time. While it experiences colder weather and cold winds in winters  because of cold winds blowing from upper Iraq and Iran.  

So Kuwait gets only few months of pleasant weather.....September last to November  first week.....and again in February and March. This is the time for outdoor activity and to take your kids to the beach areas where lot of activities are there for them to enjoy; while you and your spouse take a walk in the walking track near beach or enjoy the beautiful peaceful and romantic moonlight  :))
There are several public gardens among the beaches in Kuwait which are maintained by the Municipality. They have slides, swings, climbing apparatus and grassy areas for picnics or barbecues.
 This weekend we visited two places.....
The second place was........
Friday evening we visited the public park between Kuwait Towers n Green Island. Its a beautiful place with lot of activities for kids and adults alike. There is Only one  restaurant call FRIDAY for your reference.You can see the beautiful Kuwait Tower and its view be it in the day or night is mesmerizing. The beautiful city skyline at night is something you can look at it for hours.








Place to Visit in Kuwait Egalia Public Park

Kuwait is a country where summer is very hot, dry , dusty and temperature exceeding 48-50 c most of the time. While it experiences colder weather and cold winds in winters  because of cold winds blowing from upper Iraq and Iran.  

So Kuwait gets only few months of pleasant weather.....September last to November  first week.....and again in February and March. This is the time for outdoor activity and to take your kids to the beach areas where lot of activities are there for them to enjoy; while you and your spouse take a walk in the walking track near beach or enjoy the beautiful peaceful and romantic moonlight  :))
There are several public gardens among the beaches in Kuwait which are maintained by the Municipality. They have slides, swings, climbing apparatus and grassy areas for picnics or barbecues.
 This weekend we visited two places.....
Thursday we visited Egalia Public Park. There is no entrance fees unlike the Egalia Park , which is next to this park,  where you need to pay . Its open , lot of activities for kids, it covers a large area where you can walk on the walking track, four basket ball courts which always remain occupied by young boys from different nationalities.






Monday, October 02, 2017

New medical charges for expatriates in Kuwait

The increased fees for medical services offered to expatriates will be implemented from Sunday in all public hospitals and polyclinics around Kuwait. The Health Ministry reportedly sent lists containing the new fees to local medical facilities, which include charging KD 5 for visiting the emergency department of general hospital, KD 10 for going to outpatients clinics, KD 10 per day for inpatients, KD 30 for staying at the intensive care unit (ICU), KD 50 for the private room and KD 200 as deposit. As for maternity, KD 10 will be collected per visit, in addition to KD 50 paid for normal delivery.

Meanwhile MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has called for postponing the implementation of new fee structure to early next year. According to MP, eventhough an increase in fees for health services to the expatriates is necessery, we must take into account the humanitarian dimension and the average income of a large section of residents. Some of the medical examination fees cannot be sustained by a fairly large number of people in the country, he said.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

A very special treat for Diwali –Edible Diyas

Here is the recipe to make an edible Coconut Diya which contains a Khoya filling.
It is a delightful food that can be made with children in the kitchen for Diwali.
INGREDIENTS

Diyas

5 cups Dry Coconut Powder or fine flakes
1 tin Condensed Milk
1 tsp. Butter or Ghee
1/2 tsp. Cardamom powder
Almonds for wicks

Khoya Filling

3 cups Full Cream Milk
300 ml Thickened Cream
1 tin Condensed Milk

METHOD

Khoya Filling
1. Put all the ingredients in a microwave proof container.
2. Mix it up
3. Heat it on high for 4 minutes.
4. Take the container out and stir it.
5. Heat it on high again for 4 minutes.
6. Stir it again.

If you are not using the Microwave then just heat the mixture in a thick bottomed pan on the stove for 5-6 minutes (or more , until the consistency starts to thicken), making sure that the mixture does not stick to the bottom.
Alternatively you can make the Khoya (Mawa) traditionally or use Mawa powder available from all good South Asian stores.
Diyas
1. Empty condensed milk into large pan (ideally non-stick).
2. Add 4.5 cups coconut into the pan and mix well.
3. Cook mixture on low heat, stirring continuously. Do not allow the mixture to scald at the bottom.
4. Cook until mixture forms a soft lump and leaves side of pan.
5. Let the mixture cool for a short time until it can be shaped by hand.
6. Grease palms with the butter.
7. Roll portions of mixture into ping-pong sized balls.
8. Shape carefully into Diyas, with a circular depression and mouth for the wick.
9. Coat with leftover dry coconut powder to help handling.
10 Chill in the fridge to allow them to set into shape.
11. Fill each Diya with the Kohya filling
12. Add an Almond as the wick. And enjoy!