Category Archives: Main dishes

Lady Fingers

When I was in New Jersey, I bought a pork belly at the Asian Market, thinking to make Shinae Robinson’s caramelized pork belly again. And I did, but what I really wanted to make today was lady fingers/okra/gumbo.  That, and to … Continue reading

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Russians

  I could never understand countries like the Soviet Union who strictly regulated or prevented their citizens’ travel to other countries.  Who made travel so difficult and near impossible that when Russians were allowed to exit, it was like they … Continue reading

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Size Matters

Back in the day, before Perdue and Tysons, I was always impressed with large poultry.  “Look and this big ole, juicy chicken” I would triumph to my husband in grocery stores, who frankly didn’t care until it was cooked and on … Continue reading

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Colonel Soupe

Our neighbor Caroline gave me one of her garden pumpkins and I immediately thought of Haitian pumpkin soup, joumou. Whenever I think of joumou, I also think of Colonel Jean Claude Paul.  Colonel Paul was a corrupt military strong man, heavily … Continue reading

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Arriba! Arriba!

I follow Chica Andaluza’s blog because 1) she knows how to cook and 2) she knows how to eat.  Of course these are excellent reasons.  So that’s why. Her latest “drool worthy” recipe is Morrete de Setas or mushrooms and … Continue reading

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Fresh Borlotti Bean Blizzard Soup

According to the weathermen, we are in for an historic blizzard starting tonight.  The inhabitants of Boston and New York City are freaking out :D Not us!  In rural Pennsylvania, we laugh in the face of blizzards; ha, ha, ha, … Continue reading

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Twice Cooked Honey Roasted Duck Legs

I’ve found an Asian supply grocery!  It’s called Laos Asian Market.  Very old school with vegetables, fruits, rice and noodles scattered around the floor in boxes, multiple freezers and refrigerators, shelves bursting with condiments, flours, spices, tableware, baskets, chopsticks, etc. … Continue reading

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