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…

Chickpea and Spinach Curry

One of the necessities with cooking while traveling is learning to cook with what you have. I more often have a stove top, but not an oven. Also, most places tend to have one large pot for cooking. As a result, many of our recipes are one-pot meals cooked in the one large pot. You also have…

Fire-Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

The recent cooler temperatures have me wanting to make soup all the time. Soup is warming and pure comfort for the soul and body. It’s also a great way to use up those not so great looking veggies or the excess. For me, I’m still working on using up those 22 pounds of fire-roasted tomatoes…

Ghost Curry Lobster Chowder

So, I’ve been shopping at my favorite spice shop again and noticed they are using the Ghost pepper or Bhut Jolokia (the second hottest chili pepper in the world) in some many mixes. They have ghost pepper salt, dried or ground ghost peppers and this lovely ghost curry powder that I decided to try. It’s…