Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

My latest fermentation project is Moroccan preserved lemons, and I'm obsessed.  They add a touch of the exotic to regular everyday dishes, and let's be honest, who doesn't need more exotic in the dead of winter? Winter is citrus season to be sure.  One of my favorite February treats is the fresh Meyer lemons that recently started appearing … [Read more...]

Tuscan Kale Salad

Tuscan Kale Salad

Kale has been an illusive treat on The Big Trip.  Amazingly, the kale craze that has taken over the US has not made an appearance in Europe (yet!).  It is impossible to find at grocery stores and only very occasionally available at markets.  Because of this, I was absolutely delighted to find hefty bunches of Tuscan Kale, also called Lucinato Kale, … [Read more...]

Lemon Brussels Sprout Pizza

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I was recently traveling in Sicily where it was all lemons, all the time.  We were surrounded by lemon trees laden with fruit, ate amazingly tart local lemons squeezed over fresh seafood, and came home sucking on lemon candies.  I loved it! I felt inspired to keep up the lemon trend when back in Boston and luckily I was able to find some … [Read more...]

Lemon Ginger Apple Butter

Lemon Ginger Apple Butter

I really love apples.  There is something about the fall tradition of going out on a sunny day and visiting an orchard.  It's actually probably the food Americans are most familiar with harvesting themselves.  Way to start the trend apples! We recently went out and picked a ton of apples.  I saved quite a few for eating as-is, and decided to try … [Read more...]