One thing I love about living in Frankfurt is the plethora of farmers’ markets. Several days a week, there’s a farmers’ market a short walk or a few subway stops from where we live. We do most of our food shopping at the grocery store, but sometimes it’s fun to browse among the vendors’ stallsContinue reading “The Chicken Guy”
Kail bought me an Instant Pot — a “multicooker” that is a combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, and electric steamer, among other functions — for my birthday last year. I dabbled in pressure cooking a few times — experimenting with turning some of my favorite slow cooker recipes, like butter chicken, into pressureContinue reading “Why I Love My Instant Pot”
I don’t follow a paleo diet. After reading Gary Taubes’s “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” a couple years ago, I modified my eating habits and mostly adhered to a carbohydrate-restricted diet (no bread, pasta, most grains, white rice, potatoes, etc.) that was higher in proteins and fats.Over the course ofContinue reading “Recipe: Paleo Granola”
I love Thanksgiving. Over the past few years, Kail and I have celebrated Thanksgiving around the world: At friends’ homes in San Salvador, Athens, and Sydney; in our own home in San Salvador; and in the Kabul DFAC (not as fun).
One highlight of our recent trip to Barcelona was a cooking class, booked through the aptly named Barcelona Cooking. We learned how to make strawberry gazpacho, Spanish omelet, seafood paella and crema Catalana. Yum!
In honor of our four-year anniversary, Kail and I bought a juicer. Romantic, right? I actually think it’s a clever gift, blending “traditional” idea of fruit with the “modern” idea of appliances (according to Hallmark).
A couple weeks ago, Kail and I joined our second CLO trip (after a great time visiting Mount Nebo and Madaba) to explore Jordan — this time to a family-owned olive farm in Ajloun, about 45 minutes outside of Amman. And this wasn’t just a tour among the olive groves. We learned how to pick olives and prepare themContinue reading “Jordan | Olive Harvest”
Since Kail joined the Foreign Service, any time we’ve gone back to the U.S., we have found it difficult to moderate our diets. We’re so excited to experience our favorite — or even non-favorite but simply nostalgia-inducing — foods and restaurants that our clothes are fitting a bit tighter by the end of our trip.