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!”
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
This dish is quick, easy, vegetarian and good for anyone, especially babies and nursing mothers. Why? Apricots are rich in essential nutrients like; dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. When nursing mothers eat apricots it can also increase prolactin, or the hormone that signals milk production. If you can find, in your local… Continue reading Apricot Fruit Porridge with a touch of raisins and a hint of honey: For baby and Momma
These are a favorite Iranian treat of mine. They are naturally sweetened with honey and dates. I love snacking on them with a cup of coffee in the am. They can be hard to find in the village, however, so I had to improvise and make my own. They are probably a healthier variety too.… Continue reading Date balls: Level up with these sweet treats!