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Roast duck with tortilla wraps

Reposting a recipe originally published on December 20, 2010. I know that some of you are already thinking about Christmas and New Year. And for those who celebrate Thanksgiving but prefer the more succulent duck to the bland … [Read more...]

taco-salad

Taco salad with spicy garlic dressing

Does a salad always have to be served on a salad plate and eaten with a salad fork? If bread forms part of the salad, does the bread always have to be in the form of croutons? As far as I am concerned, the answers are no and … [Read more...]

tacos-ala-cubana

Tacos a la Cubana

A play on the rice dish that Filipinos call arroz a la Cubana, these tacos are filled with beef and sausage stew, raw onions, cucumbers and tomatoes, and ripe mangoes. On the side, a fried egg, sunny side up, and slices of … [Read more...]

tortilla-wrapped-warm-chicken-salad

Tortilla-wrapped warm chicken salad

After spending almost the entire afternoon managing the traffic to and from the grocery and bakers' supplies store, and my house, and still managing to sneak in a very late lunch, I got a text message that I would have some … [Read more...]

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Chili, egg and banana breakfast

If you've heard of the Filipino dish called arroz a la Cubana, this is a variation. Instead of rice, the ground meat stew, fried egg and bananas are served with flour tortillas. The meat stew is cooked spicy, chili style, … [Read more...]

fish-tacos5

Fish tacos, Asian style

I read that the term taco comes from a Spanish word meaning "light snack" but these overstuffed eight-inch tacos were anything but light. Speedy and I had one taco each and we were full. What makes these fish tacos "Asian … [Read more...]

chicken-fajitas

Chicken fajitas

They look like tacos. In fact, they are a variation of the taco. The distinguishing factor? Fajitas have a grilled meat filling. Traditionally, grilled skirt steak. Today, it can be any beef cut. It doesn't even have to be … [Read more...]

quesadillas

Tomato and basil quesadillas

Yesterday's brunch was an exercise on how to use shredded mozzarella that was so near its expiry date. I thought about making grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches but there was fresh basil in the garden and the idea of fresh … [Read more...]