Barnaby of Arabia by Wendy Cocker

BY Aramco Expats : Saudi Aramco Expats / /

Following on from “401 Arabian Sights”, Wendy Cocker’s newest CD is named “Barnaby of Arabia” and has just been released.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2003

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2003

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Fourth- and fifth-graders from Warrrensburg, Mo., thanked Paul and Colleen Nance for opening a doorway into Saudi Arabia this spring, following their visit to "Into the Desert: A Bedouin Tent" at Central Missouri State University.

Wendy Cocker

BY Aramco Expats : Saudi Aramco Expats / /

Australians from “way Down Under” (Tasmania), Wendy Cocker and her husband Josh have enjoyed living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the past 14 years.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2003

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2003

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The 2002 Saudi Aramco Reunion organizing committee welcomes all annuitants, second-generation Aramcons and guests to the 23rd Biennial Reunion in beautiful San Diego, California.

Cinco de Mayo

BY Aramco ExPats / /

This week one of my friends held a party to combine the celebration of his move to a new house and the Mexican fiesta of Cinco de Mayo. Until a few years ago I had never heard of this festival, and as it seems to be getting more popular each year I thought I’d look into its origins, so this week’s article is a kind of history lesson.

Banana Flambe: Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976

Banana Flambe: Al Hasa Cookbook - 1976

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Peel bananas; cut in half lengthwise. Melt butter in a 10 inch fry pan; stir in orange peel, brown sugar; bring to a boil. Sauté banana halves on both sides about 3 minutes total. Puree raspberries in electric blender, add brandy and pour over bananas; heat.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Winter 2002

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Winter 2002

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The ruins of Ad-Dir'iyah, the capital of the first Saudi state, near Riyadh Photographed March 23, 1965 by T.F. Walters

The Joy of Golf at Aramco

BY Byron Hebert / /

It is Thursday, August 22, 2002, there is no humidity and a great day for golf. I had just returned from the States the previous Monday and Rich Crum had e-mailed me to play golf on the weekend. I would be subbing for Gary Propernick in their regular foursome on Thursday and Friday. The starting time of 5:15 was not inviting, but with jet-lag, I figured I would be awake early anyway.

Lost City of Gerrha Still Attracts Searchers

BY David W. Tschanz / /

The mystery beckons. Clues appear then contradict each other and often themselves. Somewhere beneath the sands of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province lie the remains of the fabled city of Gerrha. For Rami Kamal, determining their location has been both a dream and source of intellectual stimulation for several years.

Reliving a Memory - George Blakslee

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

George Warren Blakslee was born July 1921 in Pennsylvania and earned a BA in geology from Penn State University. In 1943, he entered the Army Air Corps and was commission bombardier in 1944. After getting his wings, George's first assignment was to train two squadrons of Chinese cadets at Kirkland Air Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Later, he trained for combat in B-17's and B-29's.

Beef Tenderloin Curry

Beef Tenderloin Curry

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Marinate meat with spice powders, salt, pepper and vinegar. Sauté onions, garlic and ginger in shortening. When tender, add tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

Al-Kabsah: Dhahran Women's Group, Family Favorites - Volume 1, 1987

Al-Kabsah: Dhahran Women's Group, Family Favorites - Volume 1, 1987

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Delicious Arab Rice made with meat such as lamb, chicken or fish. In a deep pan saute the onion in the oil until yellowish. Add half the Bazar, lime and cardamom. Stir a little. Add the meat and stir for 3 to 4 minutes; add salt, tomatoes and stir until they are well distributed.

Homemade Corned Beef: Dhahran Women's Group, Family Favorites - Volume 1, 1987

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Pour cold water in crock or enamel container. Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add beef brisket or tongue weighing no more than 3-1/2 to 4 pounds. Place in refrigerator, covered for 2 to 2 1/2 weeks. When ready to cook, place meat in cold water. Boil until tender, adding more of the brine seasoning if flavor is lost in cold water (about 1 cup).

More Musings

BY Alan McKeegan / /

Okay, I'll try again. Thought a picture of my folks might help jog some of the older memories out there. Mom and Dad are Helen and Barney McKeegan who spent about 10 years in Dhahran. My Dad arrived in the field in 1944 and my Mom and I and my two sisters arrived in 1947.

Shrimp Mediterranean: Cooking With Vic

Shrimp Mediterranean: Cooking With Vic

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Cooking With Vic, Published in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe baking dish. Cover the dish and microwave on high for two minutes. Stir well. Microwave for another three minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and are just done.