Quince Paste

Blogging Marathon #32 Theme: International/Fusion Growing up in an English speaking country with a French name has been a challenge. French has many silent letters including the last 3 letters of my name. While the Americanized version of my name is pronounced Miray,...
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Ethiopian Asa Tibs with homemade Berbere Spice Mix for #FOTW

Food of the World is going to the East African nation of Ethiopia today. Ethiopian cuisine is a varied cuisine with Indian, African and Italian influences. Ethiopian Tibs are basically fried meats. If you've ever eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant, awaze tibs are...
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Monkey Bread Makeover

Blogging Marathon #22 Theme: Kid's Delight Healthy Makeover Several years ago, I was in Minnesota doing some volunteer work with the immigrant population there.  We were put up by local host families and I lucked out.  I was staying with an older couple,...
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Black Label Peachy Pepper Salad & El Yucateco #Giveaway

This past summer I worked at the annual Summer Fancy Food Show as a demonstration chef. As a freelance chef, every job is appreciated however, this was a really a secondary reason for my attendance. My main reason for attending was to look for some great brands that I...
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Upside Down Kumquat Lavendar Tea Cake & Tisane

A beautiful sunny Spring afternoon when you barely need a jacket in New York City?  What to do?  Call up a friend and have a foodie spot hop.  It started with a visit to Chelsea Market to visit the Samurai Sharpening Service outside of Bowery Kitchen...
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Rice Cooker Caribbean Rice & Peas

Blogging Marathon #26 Theme: One Ingredient Three Ways - Beans When I presented my recipe for Sauce Pois, I had referenced this basic one pot Caribbean Rice & Peas dish.  Using just a few spices and herbs transforms a simple side dish into something flavorful...
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Bean & Fruit Salad

Bean & Fruit Salad I don't have much of an introduction today.  This salad is a wonderful addition to your summer menu that can be served at any occasion and everybody can eat it, regardless of dietary restrictions - It's naturally Vegan & Gluten Free!...
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Alu Chorchori

Did you enjoy all of the recipes I posted yesterday to complete our Kashmiri thali? After the exhaustive process of cooking all the dishes for that thali, today's is a much simpler mini thali. Today we are heading down to the coastal South Indian state of West Bengal....
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Paprenjaci

One of the most wonderful gifts that blogging brings is meeting new friends both virtually and in person. One of those friends is Usha who had it not been for blogging, we most likely would not have ever met despite us living in the same city. Now, I have a friend to...
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Guava Bars

Modeled after lemon bars, these guava bars are a lovely fusion of an American classic with Caribbean flavor! Using frozen juice concentrate is a great way for intense fruit flavor in cookie bars.  Goya makes a line of tropical fruit flavors like guava, mango,...
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