Archive for the ‘travel’ Category
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
As rhubarb and strawberries make their springtime debut on blogs across the Northern Hemisphere, I know that my Porcini Squash Soup does not sound very timely…but I promise you there is good reason for this soup to appear on my blog. Firstly, this soup is delicious! It is rich, creamy and hearty, and makes me [...]
Friday, September 30th, 2011
Fall at the Santa Fe Farmers Market is definitely a time of abundance. The smell of roasting chiles wafting from every corner, the first of the apples popping up from local farms, and the last of the gorgeous heirloom tomatoes of the season. The rich bouquets of dahlias and cosmos are reminders of the beautiful [...]
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
La Fierucola and La Fierucolina occur once per month (respectively) in the city of Florence. These markets are like a festival for organic foods, baked goods, fair trade products and artisanal creations. Visiting this market was always one of the highlights of the month for me when I lived in Florence, and every time I return, visiting La Fierucola is a top priority.
Monday, November 29th, 2010
I freely admit it… I am addicted to olive oil. I have always enjoyed it, and while others have their addiction to butter (which I am sorry to say I don’t understand) my love affair is with olive oil. After living in Italy for 5 years, who could blame me? Some people love the Bistecca [...]
Monday, October 5th, 2009
One of my favorite “foodie” pastimes in Florence is the Fierucola. This is the organic market that comes to Florence 2 times a month in different parts of the city displaying the splendors of the Tuscan hillsides. It features both artisan crafts, as well as organic produce, oils, jams, wines, and baked goods, and is [...]
Monday, September 28th, 2009
So many delicious treats can be purchased on the streets of Istanbul. Fresh nuts of all kinds, fresh fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, local breads, and even fresh squeezed pomegranate juice. It all adds to the colors and vibrancy of the magical city of Istanbul.
Saturday, September 26th, 2009
As some of you know, I have been traveling for the past 2 weeks. I have been missing my kitchen adventures, but have definitely reaped the benefits of trying new foods abroad! Istanbul was by far a foodie feast, and the whole time I was there I was looking forward to sharing some of the [...]