When the apricots bloom

There’s a saying in Egypt -“bukra fil mish-mish”

بكرة في المشمش

Literally it means “when the apricots bloom,” but people say it to mean “never.” Sort of like “when pigs fly.”  That’s because in Egypt apricots (mish-mish) have a very short season.

Guess what? It’s that time…


When the apricots bloom, you have to act quickly. Good thing I keep my tart pan handy.

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About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Cairo, Egypt.
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