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Chickpea and zucchini blossom salad

I loved this chickpea and zucchini blossom salad. Few of these are ingredients traditionally used in traditional Dominican cuisine, but you know what I love the most about it? I grew almost everything that went into it.Yep, I did. Nothing tastes as good as freshly-picked vegetables that you grow yourself.I have been obsessed with growing ...

Cerize juice

Every nation has its rules about what goes and what doesn't when it comes to gastronomy.Coffee here as we know is drunk sweeter than sweet. Those of us who decline any sugar at all are considered eccentric at best. In the same way as Italians who react with horror at ignorant foreigners who flout the ...

Ensalada rusa (“Russian” potato salad)

A Russian salad in a Dominican blog?Why yes! Practically every country on earth has a version of potato salad, and many call also call theirs "Russian salad", but did you know where Russian salad originated? I bet you won't guess in a million years.Well, what do you know, it did come from Russia after all!The ...

Ensalada verde (Green salad)

I was astonished when I learnt that in the US there was a new product being marketed, something that sounds like having come out of Dr. Frankenstein's kitchen: The Lipton Instant Mashed Potatoes with Knorr Beef Gravy Mix Kit®. My goodness! We have gone from fast food to instant meal. What's next? Do not mistake me, I ...