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,…

Chocolate Pancakes Recipe Cooked Cutthroat Kitchen Style

This recipe and blog originally posted on Bags & Biscuits. Hopefully you enjoy the combination of travel story and yummy recipe. One of the running jokes on this trip is that I’m learning to cook “Cutthroat Kitchen style.” If you haven’t seen Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen, I highly recommend you do. It’s an amazingly funny…

Sauteed Cabbage and Leeks with Pancetta

I’ve seen more varieties of cabbage in Ireland, then anywhere else in the world that I’ve been. The Irish love their cabbage. And I love both the Irish and their cabbage. Ireland is full of happy, cheerful people who greet strangers on the street with a smile and a kind conversation. I think it’s because…