Category: Cooking

Apple Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Swirl

During one of our afternoons in New York City, Martin and I visited the Morgan Library with my cousin and her 16-week-old daughter. On display was a new exhibit of Ernest Hemingway’s letters and...

Broccoli Soup with Spicy Pepper Cream

When I crunched into the raw broccoli on the shores of Lagoon Huacachina in Peru and dreamed of a broccoli soup, I knew it was time to get serious about finding a kitchen. Seriously,...

Exotic Fruits of Colombia

Fruit juices are plentiful in Colombia. I love going to restaurants with a set lunch menu in Colombia because they always include (in this order): soup; fruit juice; plate of rice, salad, protein; and...

From Cacao to Chocolate

Words cannot express how happy the Choco Museo in Antigua makes me. Within seconds of entering, I was sipping cocoa husk tea and signing up for the chocolate making workshop ($21/person).  If you cannot...

Thanksgiving in Guatemala

I was stoked. I had a full day to cook in the kitchen. The owner of El Muro, Max, and his family were coming from Cobán to have a delicious meal with us. They...

Homemade Coconut Milk

  Palm trees line either side of the driveway, ushering me toward the little round house that is to be our home for the next few weeks. We are tired. Sprinting across the east...

Fusilli Pasta with Okra Tomato Sauce

  Before I left in July, I was committed to cooking on the road. I didn’t want to just live off almond butter sandwiches (although, I admit, I’ve had plenty!). I wanted to make...

Jill’s Picks – Recipes for Spring

Welcome to my new occasional themed post: Jill’s Picks. In these posts, I’ll compile a few recipes, restaurants, travel spots, and the like that are inspiring me right now. Spring flavors have been inspiring...