Hello my name is Yasamin Habibi, I will be talking about my hobbies today. One of my favorite things to do is to collect antiques,  especially cups and saucers from different countries. I have already collected 17 cups from 17 different countries such as England, Japan, Germany, Thailand, Italy, France, Australia and etc. I would like to share some of the pictures with you guys. Some amazing things about these cups and saucers which make them special and vintage is that there is so much history behind them. Also, they have been designed delicately with pretty flowers and portraits. As you can imagine drinking tea or coffee in these cups feels amazing and takes you to the beautiful old days. I hope you guys enjoy these pictures as much as I do.

Pistachio is a nut that grows on the tree in Iran. Iranian pistachios are famous for the taste. Pistachios grows on the tree in bundle like grapes. Once pistachio is ripened the soft skin becomes soft and the hard shell will split exposing the nut inside. Pistachios are bright green, and when the hard casing splits it is known as smiling or happy nut. The English name pistachio is derived from “Pisteh”, which is a Persian name. Pistachio nuts are interlinked with Iranian culture and it is a popular Iranian snack that is consumed during Norooz (New Iranian Year) and Yalda (longest night of the year), weddings and funerals.

 

Faloodeh is a Persian frozen dessert. Faloodeh is a frozen desert between sorbet and shaved ice. Faloodeh is made of vermicelli rice noodles, rose water. Faloodeh was the first frozen dessert ever made. Faloodeh is native to the city of Shiraz, and is often called Shirazi Faloodeh. Faloodeh is often served alongside Persian style ice cream and ground pistachios . Faloodeh is mostly eaten during hot summer days. Faloodeh is high in sugar and it is consumed with fresh lemon juice