Chaee Shirin--The Good Old Things

Chaee Shirin--The Good Old Things
by Layla Kamm

This one is going to be a short one, not like Twitter short, but still short—Short and Sweet.

I haven’t been writing much lately because I thought I had to find something new and exotic to write about each time in my blog. But nothing too exotic was coming about. Until this morning when, after a very long time, I had a regular black tea sweetened with sugar for breakfast—Chaee Shirin as it is called in Persian. And then it hit me that sometimes, perhaps more often than we think, we find joy and comfort in the old and the familiar. Perhaps it is the triggering of a lost memory that brings back the comfort. For example for me having ‘Sweetened Tea’ brings back childhood memories from Iran when my mom would make me Asrooneh or ‘an afternoon snack’ after I would wake up from a nap. I would drink my tea and eat a piece of Sokhari Naan— a kind of sweet biscuit/cookie topped with pure delicious butter, while I watched cartoons starting at 5p.m.—a series of dubbed Japanese cartoons which were shown in Iran in the 80’s. (Thank you Japan for contributing to my happy childhood by the way!)

Perhaps the joy in the old memory makes my Sweet Tea even sweeter.

Today’s Healthy Living Tip: Every once in a while, try something old, something familiar, something that brings back a smile from a distant past. The Good Old Things bring sanity and comfort into our lives.

And for all my fellow Iranian friends who grew up watching those lovely dubbed Japanese cartoons in the 80’s in Iran, here is something memorable:




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Soosan Khanoom

Dear Escape

by Soosan Khanoom on

Thank you so much for your kindness .....

A Mother is a jewel to be treasured ..... I , however, have lost mine at a very young age and I am still missing her :(

Esfand Aashena

I'm also putting tons of Saffron in my teas lately!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred



by Escape on

  Sorry to hear about your Mother

Layla Kamm

Thank you

by Layla Kamm on

Thank you for your kind comment.  I know this posting makes people nostalgic but it's part of life.  :-)

Soosan Khanoom


by Soosan Khanoom on

It was long time ago but all is coming back to me now .... : )

 I also remember watching " Hadi and Hoda" and  " Madreseh Mosha  "

 I lost my mother to cancer in late 70s ...... I still remember the Asraneh she used to make me ....... Chaee sheereen with fresh noon barbaree and morabba alballoo and butter

thank you  for this sweet blog dear Layla