Avocado and pineapple salad

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Last week, I asked Speedy to buy avocado so I could make guacamole for Sam to satisfy a week-long craving. He came home with half a dozen avocados, very pleased that he got them cheap. They were perfectly ripe, I just knew that the guacamole would turn … [Read more...]

The market with no sellers nor buyers

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I wish I could say that the photo was taken at our suburban market. It wasn't. It was taken in Roxas City when we spent a few days there. The inside of the market where I live is not worth taking photos of. In fact, I never run out of excuses not to go … [Read more...]

We harvested lettuce then I made a salad dressing

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When I wrote about harvesting lettuce two days ago, I didn't mean that we harvested all the lettuce in the garden. I took a third then, I took another third earlier today and, the final third, I will reserve for when vegetarian Sam comes home for the … [Read more...]

Cafe dulce de leche macchiato

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It rained after lunch and I thought that the rest of the afternoon would be cool and cloudy -- the kind of weather that makes me want to curl up on the couch with my iPad and read one of the oh, so many! books on my Kindle for iPad. Coffee and reading are … [Read more...]

Crispy pork chunks with honey-balsamic sauce

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And so we enter the second half of 2014. We're a little closer to December and the weather that I adore and wish we had all year 'round. That's what I try to focus on when I get freaked out by the fickle weather we have these days -- raining one moment … [Read more...]

The chunkiest boiled beef and vegetables soup

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The beef was simmered on Friday, cooled in its broth then chilled in the fridge. On Saturday, I made macaroni salad -- one batch with chicken and another batch without for my vegetarian daughter.Sunday at noon, I took the meat out of the fridge, cut … [Read more...]

A la Cajun dirty rice

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"Never judge a dish by its name" is a motto that every wise diner knows. Cajun dirty rice may sound like a terrible name for a dish but one mouthful and you'll know that "terrible" is not a word to use to describe the experience of eating dirty rice. It … [Read more...]