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My Olive Roots is a platform for people the world over to share their experiences around Levantine art, heritage, food, culture, and so much more. It’s portal is a place to learn, connect and share, where questions of identity merge with traditional meals, inspirational art and a plethora of stories of generations gone by.
My Olive Roots is about strengthening community and preserving culture and traditions.

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Our
Mission

My Olive Roots is a platform for people the world over to share their experiences around Levantine art, heritage, food, culture, and so much more. It is a place to learn, connect and share, where questions of identity merge with traditional meals, inspirational art and a plethora of stories of generations gone by.

My Olive Roots is about strengthening community and preserving culture and traditions.

Please contact me to share your story

Old Taste Store

Palestinian Products brought to Us straight from Palestine I came across this little gem while taking a walk in Sharjah. It is located two streets...

Tabbouleh

Olive Harvest in Palestine

The Olive Harvest is a very important part of Palestinian Livelihood. Kristal heads to the Olive fields to help her friend Daoud with the harvest of...

Cuisine

Pumpkin Kibbeh Recipe

Pumpkin Kibbeh Recipe

There are many variations for kibbeh throughout the Middle East and the most familiar are the oval-shaped kibbeh stuffed with minced meat and fried. Ingredients For kibbeh dough 1 small fresh pumpkin peeled and diced or 1 can or of Pumpkin Puree ½ onion purred in food...

Fattet Bitanjan  (Eggplant Casserole)

Fattet Bitanjan (Eggplant Casserole)

Fattet bitanjan and hummus is one of the most popular appetizers or side- dishes in traditional Palestinian cuisine. The unique combination of all the flavourful ingredients is what gives this recipe its special appeal.Ingredients4 qts Eggplant, medium-sized cut into...

Arts

Tatreez & Tea

Tatreez & Tea

In 2015, Wafa Ghnaim fulfilled her mother's lifelong dream of writing a book titled Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora. Entailing information and visuals of Palestinian embroidery designs and traditions, since her mother had...

Surrender to Spirit with Nancy

Surrender to Spirit with Nancy

Known to many by her spiritual name Hari Darshan Kaur, Nancy Zabaneh is a Palestinian-Canadian pioneer of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fitness in the Arab world as well as an active Kundalini Yoga Instructor with the Kundalini Research Institute...

INAASH

INAASH

Inaash is a Lebanese registered charity dedicated to preserving Palestinian heritage through embroidery, and to providing work opportunities for women embroiderers. Currently over 350 women are engaged in embroidering its superb products, which include jackets,...

Stories

Old Taste Store

Old Taste Store

Palestinian Products brought to Us straight from Palestine I came across this little gem while taking a walk in Sharjah. It is located two streets across  the infamous Buhaira Corniche, near Novo Cinemas Buhaira. I found everything my mother usually has a difficult...

Happy Birthday Canada!

Happy Birthday Canada!

There are many things that give me pleasure in being able to say, “I am Canadian” as this identity is replete with amazing opportunities for personal fulfillment and establishing strong roots. It is indeed a country suited for those in search of a better quality of...

Oasis of Peace

Oasis of Peace

Imagine a place where Jews and Arabs live together in harmony. A place where the two communities’ live side by side in peace, as well as conduct educational work for peace. A society where there is equality, understanding, and tolerance. Wāħat as-Salām/Neve Shalom, is...

Conversations

Olive Harvest in Palestine

Olive Harvest in Palestine

The Olive Harvest is a very important part of Palestinian Livelihood. Kristal heads to the Olive fields to help her friend Daoud with the harvest of his olives in Beit Jala. They discuss the importance of Olive Oil production for the Palestinians and how Covid19 has...

Shyrine Ziadeh – Ramallah Ballet Center

Shyrine Ziadeh – Ramallah Ballet Center

Diana meets with Shyrine Ziadeh - Founder of Ramallah Ballet Center, the first ballet center in Palestine. She is also Co-Founder of Wasla Dance Platform. They discuss ballet in Palestinian culture and the shift from classic to contemporary dance, as well as dance as...

Never Forget the Nakba

Never Forget the Nakba

Generations of Trauma Even 71 years later, May 15th, 1948 denotes stark differences among communities. For Zionists, it’s a day of celebration as it declared itself the new independent country of Israel. For Palestinians, it is known as the ‘Al-Nakba’ or the...

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