This is my incredibly ugly mug... ha. Actually, it's my housemate's ugly mug, and it contains a good portion of very strong coffee. I'm not a morning person, despite my daily early starts, so I'm something of a monster until I get my coffee. I know it's not local, but I do my best to buy organic and fair-trade coffee, so it's a compromise I'm going to continue to make. I love my tea and coffee, and I don't think it's worth the misery of giving up comforting hot drinks when I'm so far from home. I'm beginning to be such a creature of habit in my old age!
This is the remnant of the sweet halva (Turkish, not Indian! I know the name is the same!) that I bought while my friend was visiting. We went to a Turkish grocery store and I decided that she had to try it. It's made of sesame seeds and sugar, and she wasn't sold on the aftertaste (very sesame) but that didn't stop me from polishing off the rest of the container in the space of a few days... ;)