Temperatures in Fez and many parts of Morocco are expected to rise over 40 degrees Celsius today. Sure, it's hot, but also with humidity under 60% it is perfect weather for making your own sun dried vegetables
Top of the list are tomatoes, which are exceptionally cheap at the moment.
|Before and after - note the addition of herbs|
Around the country Moroccans are laying out trays with tomatoes, zucchini and figs. With the vegetables they often sprinkle a generous amount of fresh herbs over them, usually basil and oregano. Some people also add crushed garlic and ground black pepper.
|Dried figs are quick and easy to make|
In this weather, it only takes a couple of days to produce great dried vegetables which can be stored either in local olive oil or in freezer bags and kept in the fridge.
|Zucchini prepared for drying|
Photos: Sandy McCutcheon & Suzanna Clarke