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Peanut and fruit bar

Sometimes I crave something sweet when out and about. Unfortunately there aren't many good choices on the supermarket aisles - not every energy or granola bar is the same.I'm always looking for good alternatives, preferably homemade, because the commercial ones are either cloyingly sweet, or taste like sawdust. I love nuts (hey, you are what ...

Cherry, honey and rum cake

Valentines Day is approaching, as the media keeps on relentlessly reminding me. I've also been told that my husband can apparently only prove his love by showering me with gifts of flowers, perfumes, sparkly stones and other mostly-useless objects.But we are an odd couple, we are. In the 15 years or so that we've been ...

Tisana de limón y menta (Lime and mint infusion)

This delicious and bone-warming tisana de limón y menta (Dominican medicinal lime and mint tisane) is used to alleviate cold and flu symptoms. And it was made with scrumped limes.Have you ever heard the word "scrumping" before? No? You're not alone.As it happens, neither have most of the world's non-British English speakers, as far as I ...

Desayuno de avena (Oatmeal breakfast)

Today I am going to commit a sacrilegious act. One no Dominican child is ever allowed to do. I am going to criticize my mother's cooking, may the cooking goddess have mercy on my soul.I hated my mom's Desayuno de Avena (Oatmeal Breakfast) when I was a child. There was something about that bland, slimy ...

jalao-recipe

I have always wondered why some of our dishes have been relegated to obscurity. Perhaps is the humble provenance of those dishes, something we have written about before, that keeps them away from the refined table. Maybe it's time the revolution reached the cupboards.Jalao (Coconut and Honey Candy) is one such humble dish that still ...