Category: Food

Food – Cooking with Children

Cooking with Children     I am sure I have already shared with you my fond memories of cooking with my Mother; in the kitchen she was perhaps more easy going than anywhere else, I can think of, truly never saying no. My Mother would let me experiment, providing me, to the best of her…

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Arroz con Gandules Rice with Pigeon Peas Vegan Option Pictured Having lived in Puerto Rico for three years, as a child, among other things, I grew to love Puerto Rican food, which is truly delicious. Since childhood, I have been back, spending time with my Father there, the year before he died, and traveling with…

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One Skillet Supper   This has become one of our most favorite meals; yes, it is tasty, but I also really appreciate how easy it is to throw this dinner together. In my home, I am infamous for finding ways to add vegetables to our diet, inconspicuously! Thus, things like shredded carrots and zucchini find…

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Patty Pan The Underutilized Squash   I happen to love patty pan squash; actually, I am a fan of squash period. I first discovered patty pan, at a farmer’s market, in California, drawn to it by its scalloped edges and size. I remember it was priced very reasonably, which completely mattered in those days, so…

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Falafel     I have been cooking for a very long time; thus it is not often that I surprise myself with what I make. But I have to say, I called Kate into the kitchen, cut the first falafel in half, so we could each taste it, and when I popped it in my…

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Fried Chicken My Mother, and her mother before her, both had a knack for frying chicken; a Sunday dinner favorite. The first time I made fried chicken was when I was in junior high school, and my Home Economics teacher introduced me to buttermilk battered chicken. I was fascinated by the entire process and as…

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Carne Asada If you have read these pages, for any length of time, you know how much we enjoy finding the perfect tacos de carne asada, while on the road. Let me state a fact we all know, no matter our efforts, what we create at home will never match the taste, of what we…

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Strawberry Shortcake     I remember, as a child, my Mother buying those little sponge cake cups, that are always close to the strawberries, in the produce section of the market, in order to make strawberry shortcake; and I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy them, because I did. However, I…

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Baklava I do not remember when I first ate baklava, but for some time now, when I have extra phyllo dough, usually after making a spinach pie, I will make a batch of this most wonderful decadent treat, that never seems to last. There is an extravagance in baklava, because it requires a good amount…

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My Empanada Gallega   I will admit a slight apprehension when it comes to baking with yeast; I hate the idea of wasting food and as I do not work enough with yeast based doughs, the fear of creating an inedible offering has prevented me, in the past, from venturing into recipes that call for…