As anyone who’s ever written about their own country’s traditional food finds out, there’ll soon be controversy over the definition of “traditional”, and what it comprises. This is something that we ourselves have poured much virtual ink into, and the source of many a controversy.
Like the description at the top of our blog reads, we certainly write about traditional Dominican culinary culture, but ultimately, this is a personal blog, we write about the food we love (which usually connect us back to our beloved half-island), but it’s also about our adventures, in and outside of the kitchen.
But apropos of this cod fishcakes I want to leave an idea in your mind today.
I don’t like bath rugs, I find them a bit unhygienic. Instead we use “floor towels”, or whatever the name is. We wash them every time we do laundry, and they seem to last at least a couple of years, if not more (we rotate them).
Because Nadia’s bathroom is small, our standard-size ones don’t fit, so I made her towel rugs with some old towels that were otherwise headed for the trash bin, and with some new towels (I could have bought the fabric by the yard too) I made her matching hand towels and a bathrobe. It makes for a lovely handmade towel set for kids, perfect for gifting.
We’re back to school! Notice I say “we”, because as every parent knows, school is as much work for the parents as it is for the kids.
Parents everywhere figuratively pull their hair each morning trying to come up with ideas that appeal to their sprogs, foods that are relatively easy to prepare, and preferably do not take too much time of our already cramped mornings. It isn’t the first time we write about this, but we’d like to give you some more ideas in time to ship your kids back to school.
Often the lunches that our kids prefer are not necessarily the best or most nutritious. We have to balance their tastes with what’s good for them. I have found that the easiest way to negotiate with them is to involve them in the preparation.
You may think that a dish that includes the words “salad” and “healthy” in its description will be the subject of protests and nose-flinching by the little ones. It doesn’t have to be so, get them involved in the making of this colorful Easy Rice and Quail Eggs Salad for Kids and your kids will be singing its praises.
Summer is soon to end, and so is our vacation.
During all this summer we’ve shared recipes that require little to no cooking, and I think I may have started a tradition in our blog, I think the idea of summer-friendly recipes will continue for years to come. This particular dish, though popular in our country and many other Hispanic countries, is also inspired by a Scandinavian tradition. We know this as Sandwichon (Sandwich Cake), Swedes know and love it as smörgåstårta.
And if you’ve never served this to your guests, it’s about time you do.