Fig, Blue Cheese, Basil and Pancetta on Rocket Salad

Nothing tastes as good as biting into a picked straight-from-the-tree ripe fig warmed by the afternoon sun. Well at least, at that moment in time, nothing tastes better. Wrapping figs in prosciutto or other thinly sliced cured meats and pairing them with honey, balsamic vinegar, nuts and fresh herbs is one of my favorite ways to eat…

How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea

It’s time for another re-post from Bags & Biscuits about our Moroccan adventures. This time, we’re visiting Morocco for a little mint tea. How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea Ahhhh, finally, another civilized country. One that drinks tea instead of coffee. I’m a tea drinker. David is a coffee drinker. And while Morocco serves coffee,…

Authentic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza pronta! Hubby and I heard those words ring out many times over the course of our stay at Casa San Carlo in Monteleone d’Orivetto, Umbria, Italy. Wednesday night each week is pizza night when the guests and staff get together, surround the 800-degree brick pizza oven and make pizzas. I’ve used the same pizza dough…

A Dozen Recipes for Labor Day Weekend Cooking

While fall officially arrives on September 22nd, the unofficial goodbye to summer in the US is Labor Day weekend. The kids are back in school and Labor Day is the last hot three-day holiday weekend until Thanksgiving. Labor Day’s origins are about celebrating the American worker’s contribution to society, although I’m not sure the idea…

Mussels in Saffron White Wine Sauce

One of my favorite types of seafood is mussels; so being in Ireland was quite a treat. Mussels are common and very inexpensive. One kilo costs less than 4 euros. The conversion of 4 euros to dollars is around $4.40. So they are very inexpensive, compared to Denver, where they usually cost around $4 per…