peanuts

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 ...

Mambá (Spicy and Savory Peanut Butter). This is peanut butter for grownups!

If you're used to the sweet peanut butter typically found on supermarket shelves, you're in for a surprise if you try ours. A pleasant surprise. This is not like the supermarket peanut butter, as the title of this post suggests. This is a savory, spicy version. How spicy depends on each person's taste. I call it ...

Chocolate de Maní (Peanut "Cocoa")

Oh, how time flies my friends! Today we finally change the very last of the tiny, lo-res pictures we used in the first version of this site, made with a 3 mp camera in the kitchen of my old apartment. Time flies and so does technology. Let celebrate that with a cup of Chocolate de Maní (Peanut "Cocoa"). When ...

Dulce de Mani y Ajonjoli (Peanut or Sesame Candy) is an easy-to-make and popular candy in the Dominican Republic. We've added some touches we love, and made them into candy-sized pieces.

Walk into any Dominican colmado and in some corner you will find a jar full of Dulces de Mani y Ajonjoli (Peanut and Sesame Candies). Like many a thing, its popularity endures not despite its simplicity, but because of it. You would think that by now, flooded as we are with imported, sophisticated candies, these would ...