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 o ajonjoli (peanut or sesame crackle)

Walk into any Dominican colmado and in some corner you will find a jar full of these candies. A descendant of the Spanish turrón, this an easy-to-make and very popular candy in the Dominican Republic. You can either use sesame or toasted peanuts for it, both are delicious. These can be found in colmados (corner stores) throughout ...