Food and Travel
Every year I more or less patiently wait for the blackberry season to start. I get excited when the first berries begin to ripen and then suddenly the whole bush explodes.
It took a while for our garden to start producing, but now the zucchini are growing like crazy and the beans are ripe.
Finally all the rain and unseasonably cool weather passed and on the first weekend it was actually sunny and dry we donned our hiking boots and headed to the mountains.
My love affair with artichokes began when I was very small. I can't remember a time I didn't eat them.
Girona is known to have one of the best preserved Jewish ghettos in Europe and I was happy for a chance to explore it.
This spring, I finally fulfilled my dream of traveling to the Emerald Isle, where we spent two wonderful weeks exploring as much as possible.
Our eighth Plate to Plate challenge is a lovely dip for any time of the year, but perfect for spring and summer when fresh vegetables are available.
The first spring greens have arrived and have been happily greeted in my kitchen.
In February I spent 5 days in the "Eternal City" walking around and gazing at objects I had only read about or seen pictures of.
After lots and lots of root vegetables, by the end of winter I'm hungry for fresher things.