Morels and Halibut

Nothing screams spring more than local farmers’ markets and…morel mushrooms.  If you have never heard of morel, trust me, you are not alone! We just discovered the wonderful world of morel mushrooms at our farmers’ market recently. And I could NOT get enough of MORELS. Each of these little umbrellas are full of woodsy, nutty, … More Morels and Halibut

Baked Black Chickpea Falafel Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

I remember the first time I ever tried falafel. It was in a small Mediterranean joint. I felt in love with the flavors and textures immediately!! At that time, my knowledge of Mediterranean food was limited to hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouleh and Greek salad. I had never heard of falafel up until that day. Hey, … More Baked Black Chickpea Falafel Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing


We decided to dedicate this blog to Iceland. Iceland is a land of ice and fire. Iceland is where you experience midnight sun or 4 hours of daylight (depends on when you visit Iceland). Iceland is a place of the unexpected, every turn on the highway brings you to a new world. Iceland was a … More ICELAND!

Mediterranean-Inspired Oven Roasted WHOLE Steelhead Trout

Did you know steelhead trout is the sea-run variant of coastal rainbow trout? Steelhead is actually more closely related to Pacific salmon than other trout. However, unlike salmon, some steelhead can spawn many times. I didn’t know the difference between steelhead and rainbow trout until recently, until we saw this beautiful, glistening, humongous whole fish at … More Mediterranean-Inspired Oven Roasted WHOLE Steelhead Trout

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Sometimes having a boyfriend who doesn’t know much about grocery shopping is frustrating. Like he doesn’t recognize half of the items on your shopping list (kudos to him, he has improved a lot over the years!); like you need to send him a Google image of fennel to go with your fennel request; like you … More Roasted Pork Shoulder