Looking back on our time in Marrakech

Looking back on our time in Marrakech. What a great camping spot we had in our own little quiet corner in the centre of the city. Here are some thoughts. The Immam is SOOOO much better than Aourir. It is like waking up to an angel at 5 in the morning. I like this guy. […]

My day in Essaouira

I LOVE ESSAOUIRA! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ oh, by the way! My name is Alana ,I’ve been traveling with the Jones family for about…….uhm……5 months I think ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve known them for about 4/5 years, I’ve lived most of my life in italy and two years in Portugal, and right when I was sick of school […]

How to Make Really Good Moroccan Tea

Mint tea in Morocco is great!!! It is idyllic to share a pot of mint tea at a small table on the side of the road. It is a ceremonial bonding experience in a private home. Moroccan mint tea at my truck is a bitter brew. I blamed the tea, then the lack of sugar, […]

Avocado Shakes

Whilst staying At the mechaniques we found a patiserie across the street that sold fantastic avocado milk shakes, here is the rough recipe, 1 avocado take the pit out and skin off 1 table spoon of sugar about 4 almonds milk (not quite sure how much but roughly as much as you need to fill […]

Hannah’s Birthday

  Today was Hannah’s 12th birthday. It was a day filled with joy, happiness and drifting with tasty smells of chicken and banana cake. The Jones family tradition consists of the birthday person getting to choose the food that they want for breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. Hannah chose English Breakfast, tuna sandwiches, banana and chocolate […]

Rainsticks and Food

Over the weekend Alana’s family brought her back after getting her visa renewed. They also brought Steff with them. We had a great weekend together.ย  We were 19 all together. Lots of cooking and talking and laughing. We had some great food together. Of course, the Hurst family came laden with all sorts of good […]

Paulo’s Drunken Chicken

Yesterday I cooked 4 chickens on beer cans at Paulo’s house. We called it Paulos Drunken Chicken. I adapted a recipe from the BBQ Bible for this. The BBQ rub was 5 equal parts of salt, pepper, nutmeg, paprika and brown sugar. I cut the top off each can of beer and left half the […]

Canoeing, Feasting and After Eights for Christmas

Well, tried to post this up and lost everything. Here it goes again. How are we doing? Soggy, soggy, soggy. We are so soggy. Did I say we were soggy? It is still raining, and raining. Was not so sure how this Christmas would be. You see, we were supposed to be in Morrocco! Spending […]


The biggest Thanksgiving turkey we ever had was 33 pounds (15 kilos) which just squeezed into our double oven. We served 45 people that day, in our home in Portland, Oregon. I was the chef, of course, which means that I took all the credit for the entire meal which was, to be honest, composed […]

Stinky Potatoes

People love, love, love this meal. I have cooked this meal twice in the last month for 12+ people. Serge and Jimmie swear it is the best meal they have ever had. Donald wants to cook it with me next time, “I dont cook”, he says, “but I want to learn how to make this […]