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Pollo con Mojo Criollo (Chicken with Cuban marinade)

This delicious recipe is made with the Naranja Agria, a small bitter orange used in Latin American cooking – perfect for marinating meats. We enjoyed Yeni’s version at our homestay in Soroa, Cuba. She prepared marinated chicken for us, along with plate after plate of delicious food. 10-12 garlic cloves 1 cup cilantro 1 tsp […]

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Arroz Congri (Cuban black beans & rice)

This rice and beans combination is a mainstay in Cuba – part of any typical meal which includes rice and beans. Sometimes they are cooked together, other times apart. With Arroz Congri, they are cooked together. Often called Congri, and sometimes Moros (or, Moros y Cristianos, referring to the early settlers of Cuba. What is […]

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Baking and Cookie Sheets: A Review

It’s cookie-baking season, and the house is filled with cheer. But, with everything else that is going on, I want to ensure that I continue to maintain a bit of cheer when baking. Nothing can be more frustrating than taking the time to bake cookies and not have them come out properly. I want each […]

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Our Cuban Food and Farm Adventure

The bees were buzzing, the birds chirping, and the blur of the yellow and orange butterflies swooping to the flowers surrounded us as we made our way up the dirt path that inched closer to the steep-sided limestone mogotes that towered over us. We were in Valle de Viñales in the Piñar del Rio province […]

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Summer Corn and Tomato Salad

This colorful and refreshing salad is a great candidate for bringing to a picnic, barbecue or on a camping trip. A perfect side dish for a burger, or … [Read More...]

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Breakfast: Dressed in Style

Breakfast in our house is a communal affair. Whether it is a simple bowl of cereal on weekdays, or our pancake (or waffle) breakfast on Saturday mornings, our family gathers together for the morning meal before we scatter to this-and-that throughout the day. At times it is a bit harried — especially on the weekdays […]

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VMatter Santoku – An Asian-style Blade for Everyday

VMatter’s 7” Santoku Knife, which is an Asian-style Chef’s Knife, is a must-have for the food enthusiast in the home.  Its thinner blade allows it to glide effortlessly through food, helping users achieve delicate cuts and thin slices, which are perfect for sushi, decorative garnishes and much more. As an Asian-style knife, many naturally presume […]

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