Last week (when the western media claimed things were so crazy in Iran) Mohsen and I visited with some shop and restaurant owners for several reasons: one, of course, to give them business (an economy does not thrive w/o supporting local businesses); secondly, to ask them how business was actually going; next, to talk about… Continue reading Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran
Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one spot. It is truly a melting pot… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1
“Persian brand of “Kashk” No matter how good it looks… never make the mistake of biting into a spoonful!”
A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ashūradeh Island is the only island off the Iranian coast in the Caspian Sea. Located in Gorgan Bay, Ashuradeh’s surface comprises of 2,000 acres. The western end is known as Miankaleh, after the peninsula of Behshahr country in Māzandarān, a Province of Iran. The… Continue reading A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Persian Omelet 4- 2 Please! When I first visited Iran, I knew less than little of Persian cuisine…“what is sabze pollow, kuku, juje, ghorme sabze, khoreste goje badamjan?”… I would often ask my husband so many questions, but I learned! Al an/right now, you could say I moved up to a safe intermediate level in… Continue reading Persian Omelet 4-2 Please!
You don’t need psychedelic mushrooms to feel the positive impact that mushrooms can have on your mind and body. And you don’t have to spend a ton of cash on dry imported or strange looking mushrooms–that will probably just rot in your fridge–to get good nutritional value they have to offer. The most common white… Continue reading Making a Magical Mushroom Soup and some Photos of our Mushroom Farm
Last month was our family olive harvest. We only get to do this every other year, and I just loved it. Olive trees are just so beautiful in every way—I am discovering—from the ways that they produce, to their health benefits. Presently we have two olive trees in our yard, a male and female—so we… Continue reading The Olive Harvest