What Is Going To Happen To The Restaurants?

I love food, and I love to cook. I also enjoy going to restaurants to try new dishes and to take pictures of the plates. My food is good, but it’s not attractive, so restaurants are an excellent place to take pretty pictures of the preparations. Bars and restaurants in Miami have been closed since […]

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30th Annual Asian Culture Festival in Homestead, Miami

The last time we went out before the COVID-19 situation got grave in Miami was on March 8th, to go to the Asian Culture Festival. I was hesitant to go, and now I am so glad we went – it was early, so not too many people, and the vast array of food available was […]

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Rice & Peas & Scrambled Eggs

I warmed up some leftover rice & peas and mixed it with some scrambled eggs. A weird and wonderful combination. Delicious!

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Masala Chai

Masala Chai is tea prepared with a blend of spices. This recipe, which I got from Saveur Magazine, is a shortcut worth trying.

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Steam, Don’t Boil, Your Eggs

I have recently started to steam eggs instead of boiling them and I do notice a difference  – they are easier to peel and somehow, feel lighter. This method I got from America’s Test Kitchen. “Boiled eggs that start in cold water are hard to peel because the proteins in the egg white set slowly, […]

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I Should Have Married A Butcher

“How could you eat that bloody thing?” My friend Paul asked me in disbelief. “ I do not know why you even bother to ask the kitchen to cook it, it is bathing in blood. You are just a little dinosaur.” I have asked myself that question a million times and the allure of raw […]

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Salmon Fish Cakes

Mommy gave me a bag of potatoes, and I wanted to make something other than mash with it. Canned salmon was sitting in the cupboard for a while, so why not combine these 2 ingredients and make something yummy out of them? Fishcakes crossed my mind, but it had to be a recipe that included […]

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My Little Chicken Is 17 Years Old!

I can still remember clearly the day she was born. The doctor made the decision to take her out early because her heart was under distress each time I had a contraction. I was not ready – I had some chicken already seasoned in the fridge to cook that night for dinner. “Forget about the […]

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Granddaddy’s Farm Fresh Market

On a sunny Saturday morning, I was in a dark mood – too many things going on around me that seemed totally out of my control. I had to get out of the house, stop brooding and do something pleasant and cheap. I needed some onions and potatoes, so I knew exactly where I needed […]

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Favorite Restaurant Dishes 2019

These were the dishes that sang to me last year – the memory of their flavors wants to make me dance. Are they in order of excellence? Of course not – It’s all random.   Chirashi from Dragonfly Izakaya – 18 pieces chef’s selection sashimi over rice. I am a fan of raw fish, so […]

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My Brother Gave Me A Red Hot Instant Pot

My brother gave me a red hot Instant Pot for Christmas. Why? Why join the IP party now if it has been around for ages? Well, I have been working from home for practically the last 6 years and had the luxury of having dinner on the table no later than 7:00 pm because I […]

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Jamaican Cow Cod Soup – The Strangest Thing I Have Ever Eaten

 One day I went to a party on a Saturday night, a Jamaican party to be precise. Reggae music was blasting. Children were running around. Women in the kitchen cooking and chatting. Some of the men playing dominoes, others watching cricket on TV; all of them eating something called “cow cod soup”. “What is cow […]

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Restaurants Visited In Miami 2019

2019 was rather dismal as far as life, in general, was concerned. This was mainly due to the 5 months I spent in between jobs. In spite of this, I was still able to experience and record the usual 12 restaurant visits per year and for that, I am very joyful.  The restaurants are listed […]

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