The Seasoned Traveler

Recipes and remedies using herbs, spices, and other natural ingredients from the world's pantry


Silky Braised Leeks from “My Berlin Kitchen”


Eat your alliums! This is one of the lasting messages of Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson, for the old mantra of “eat your veggies” just doesn’t cut it anymore. As Robinson points out, not all veggies are created equal, and alliums contain some of the most powerful nutrients and health-boosting qualities you can consume. Garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, shallots — all these can be powerful antidotes to disease. Continue reading

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Mussels in White Wine with Thyme, Fennel, Leek & Carrot


A pot of seafood and this Maine native is happy. We cooked up our first mussels of the season in a flavorful white wine broth with thyme, fennel, leek and carrot. Hunks of baguette helped us sop up every last drop. Continue reading