Pomegranates: Nature’s Other Red Gems

The pomegranate is one of the most visually striking and intriguing of fruits. It is featured in recipes for Chiles en Nogada, a traditional recipe served during Mexico’s Independence celebrations in September, which tie in with the pomegranate harvest season. Recent studies indicate that pomegranates are heart healthy additions to Continue Reading →

In the Streets of Istanbul, Turkey

(If you’re just joining us, this is the last of a series of posts about our travels to Istanbul and Barcelona. Check prior posts for more info.) We spent two-plus unforgettable days wandering the streets of Istanbul. We took a bus from the old sector over the Galata Bridge, through Continue Reading →

Exploring Istanbul: The Bazaar District

Some of the most fascinating aspects of Istanbul are its bazaars, and once we had our breakfast at the hotel, we were set to go out into the streets and discover them. But first, a few words about the breakfast buffet that was included in the Agan Hotel room price. Continue Reading →