Catching Up in July
July’s been a quiet month so I thought I’d focus on some of my favorite blogs for my round-up. Liz Caskey from Eat Wine posted a recipe for Peruvian Shrimp Chowder that I can’t stop thinking about and will definitely try soon. If I’m looking for projects this August, I’ll definitely check Zarela Martinez’s site for ideas like this recipe for making your own chorizo oaxaqueno or her tutorial on home-rendered lard. Going through the markets this weekend, I realized that I haven’t paid attentions to the squash, peppers, and eggplants that have been coming in, so I was happy to find Dorie Greenspan’s guide to roasting peppers and David Leibovitz’s recipe for eggplant caviar. On the sweet side, James at Flavors of Brazil suggests cupuaçu might be the new Amazonian superfood. I love his close-up look at ingredients, maps and all. Closer to home, Paula at Mango & Lime covers her love of mangos at Florida’s Fairfield Farm. Finally, for dessert, there’s Eliana at A Chica Bakes. One of my favorite dessert sites, I try to keep up with her Latin Flair series. The latest for morir soñando, a sweet orange drink from the Dominican Republic, is a perfect way to get through the haze of midsummer days.