June 2012

Cauliflower and carrots gratin

My husband and I spent our first years together, more than a decade and a half ago, wandering the country. For me sometimes revisiting places I had been to, for him learning what this land of ours has to offer: From pristine white sand beaches to the highest mountains in the region, from tropical deserts to ...

Decorative plate set by Miguel Nuñez

A beautiful set of 2 decorative plates with reproductions of paintings by Dominican painter Miguel Nuñez (hardware not included). Set includes two plates, decorative gift box, literature and gift bag. This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. This gift is shipped from the Dominican Republic (you are responsible for tariffs and taxes if ...

Pastelon berenjenas y queso (eggplant and cheese casserole)

First of all, what sort of vegetarian are you? What the airlines describe as 'lacto'? 'Lacto-ovo'? These curious categories have long been obsolete everywhere except airline ticketing codes. They mean vegetarians who eat dairy products and vegetarians who eat dairy products and eggs. Are you a fishetarian? That means a vegetarian who eats seafood (my definition). ...

Dragon fruit in ginger syrup

Unless you have travelled or lived in Central America, you will probably have never heard of the pitahaya, also known as 'pitaya' or 'dragon fruit'. It is widely cultivated in countries such as Nicaragua where it is mainly used in making a popular natural juice with a distinctive beetroot-pink colour. It is also grown in other ...

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I'm a huge fan of modern conveniences, and every day I wake up happy of the luck of having been born at a time when science and technology have allowed me to live and survive in relative comfort. This hasn't blinded me to the things that we would have been better off not changing. The one ...