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…

10 Authentic Brazilian Recipes for the 2016 Olympics

With the 2016 Olympics opening in Brazil on August 6th, I thought it would be fun to cook a Brazilian dinner for opening night. After peeking through my recipes, I realized I have never cooked any Brazilian food. I’ve eaten it in restaurants, but never cooked it at home. I find that a little sad, since…

Beef Tagine and the Differences Between Tagine and Couscous

Eating Moroccan food in Morocco was an eye-opening experience. Tagine is NOT served with couscous. Couscous is a different dish. Tagine served in the Western world is actually couscous. Tagine is NOT served with couscous. They are not the same dish. Nor are they served together. They even cook in different types of cooking pots….

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…

Finding My Way Back to Sharing Food

I thought at the beginning of the journey that I would find a way to continue blogging through it. To continue sharing food stories and adventures with you. Between lack of reliable internet in the locations we traveled to and a focus on building a new travel blog, I found I couldn’t keep up. A…