09/01/2006 Issue 155 Past Issues

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Feature Article


The Festival of Sacrifice, Eid-al-Adha immediately follows the Day of Arafat. Although only the pilgrims in Mecca can participate in the Hajj fully, all the other Muslims in the world join with them by celebrating Eid Al-Adha, or "Celebration of Sacrifice" (also known as Eid el-Kebir, Eid Al-Adha,...)

On the 10th day of Zul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world celebrate this feast of commitment, obedience and self sacrifice to Allah.

This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice everything for God, including the life of his son Ishmael.

Because God spared Ishmael, substituting a sheep in his stead, Muslims commemorate this occasion by slaughtering an animal and distributing its meat among family, friends and the needy as a special act of charity for the occasion. Because of this, many poor Muslims are able to enjoy the unusual luxury of eating meat during the four days of the festival.

They wear their nicest clothing and attend Salatul-Eid (Eid Prayer) in the morning. This is followed by a short sermon, after which everyone socializes.

Next, people visit each other's homes and partake in festive meals with special dishes, beverages, and desserts. Children receive gifts and sweets on this happy occasion.

In addition to the above, like the pilgrims in Makkah, the Muslims, who can afford to do so, offer domestic animals, usually sheep, as a symbol of Ibrahim's sacrifice. The meat is distributed for consumption to family, friends, and to the poor and needy.

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"Alle sagten 'Das geht nicht', aber wir glaubten das nicht und haben es trotzem gemacht."



Mubarak Appoints Women and Christians to New Parliament

Egypt's president has named five women and five members of the Coptic Christian minority to parliament.

The 10 appointed seats are usually used by the president to increase diversity in the 454-seat assembly.

It brings the number of Christians in the new parliament to six and the number of women to nine.







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What's on in Egypt

The First Egypt’s international Yoga Festival

From 1-7 March 2006 (Le Meridien Makadi Bay Resort & Hotel) Hurghada, Red Sea.

For the first time in Egypt and the Middle East, T.E.N Tours Egypt is organizing Egypt's First International Yoga Festival. With an early start for Yoga and Meditation, and with healthy, delicious vegetarian foods, we will offer you a perfect chance for a life giving and renewing break in one of the magical cities on the Red Sea, Hurghada.


  • International Cuisine
  • T-Bone, Porterhouse and Filletsteaks
  • Incredible Delicious Salads
  • Daily Specials
  • Sandwiches to match a Main Course
  • Cake & Sweet of the Day
  • Variety of Bread from our Bakery
  • Catering  & Party menu


Lunch Box Ideas
Children who eat lunch at school find it easier to concentrate and behave better than those who are hungry.

Children's lunch boxes generally contain a drink such as milk or fruit juice, a sandwich, some fresh fruit and maybe sometimes a small 'treat'.

However filling the lunch-box each day and trying to think of new ideas can be a chore for many parents.

Here are some healthy and tasty lunch ideas which we're sure your kids will love !

Idea 1:

  • Pitta bread, filling: tuna, cheese, salad & mayo
  • Sticks of raw carrot
  • Little box of raisins
  • Drained pineapple chunks
  • Yogurt Drink

Idea 2:

  • Tortilla, filling: chicken, cheese, cucumber, mild salsa
  • Peach Cheese, various shapes - cubes, triangles, sticks, etc
  • Popcorn
  • Milk/fruit juice

Idea 3:

  • Beef and tomato sandwich
  • Small container of apple sauce
  • Cream crackers with butter/cheese
  • Dried apricots
  • Milk/fruit juice

Idea 4:

  • Roll filled with Tomato & Mozzarella cheese
  • Small selection of chopped fruit (kiwi, pear, grapes)
  • Fruit Yogurt
  • Pretzels
  • Milk/fruit juice

Idea 5:

  • Bagel with cream cheese and tomato
  • A fresh pear
  • A muffin
  • Yogurt drink


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Special Announcements
:::now new Wintermenu:::

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Opening Hours
from 10 am - 2 am

Chill Out Music

Cool Drinks

Great Food

Every Saturday from 6 pm to midnight
Free Cocktails for Ladies & all Boys dressed like Ladies

Every Mon, Tue, Wed & Thurs
between 05:00 pm and 08:00 pm
Free Pizza for You and Your Guests
Also check our regular Menu for Breakfast, Salads, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta and Desserts


BASBOUSA – Semolina Cake
Semolina is a wheat grain, more familiar to us as an ingredient in couscous or pasta. However, the Egyptians have turned this staple into a delicious, sweet dessert treat, Basbousa. Served with sweet syrup, this treat is a sure way to introduce your friends and family to Egyptian specialties.


  • ½ Cup butter, preferably unsalted
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Eggs (No-cholesterol egg substitute ok)
  • 2 Cups fine semolina
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ Cup plain yogurt (or lemon yogurt)
  • Blanched split almonds


  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1½ Cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  2. Sift semolina flour, baking powder and baking soda twice. Fold into batter alternately with yogurt.
  3. Spread batter into a greased 8 x 12 inch baking pan and place the almonds across in rows so that when the cake is cut, each piece will have an almond centered on it.
  4. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30-35 minutes until cake is cooked when tested.
  5. Make the syrup while the cake is cooking. Dissolve sugar in water over medium heat, add lemon juice and bring pan to a boil. Boil rapidly for 10 minutes, then cool by standing the cooking pan in another pan of cold water.
  6. Once cake is finished baking, spoon cooled syrup over the hot cake. Cool thoroughly and cut into diamond shapes or squares to serve.

Traditionally, Basbousa is served with Ushta, a very thick clotted cream made from buffalo’s milk. In place of this, use thick whipped cream or for a lighter treat, a whipped cream substitute such a Cool Whip


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