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Posts tagged ‘Black pepper’

Callaloo and Cheddar Quiche

The London Olympics are over, and, though it was rocky, I officially miss them.  Frustrated as everyone else with the time delay, I’d stay away from any social media that might ruin my enjoyment of suspense filled, high-performance pixie gymnastics.  Waiting it out until evening, I was inevitably disappointed by the interminable beach volleyball coverage taking up all the prime-time real estate.  I was ready to give up on it altogether when track and field began and Jamaica started running. Read more

Fainá a Caballo

My oven and I have been locked in a battle of wills – and I’m losing. It will work just fine for a couple of days, do whatever I ask of it, then for no particular reason refuse to heat up at all. Its left me with unroasted tomatoes, ungratined cheese, unbaked cakes and generally frustrated. Getting anything fixed in my apartment is an ordeal and I’ve had no fewer than three visits from the building’s supers where they stand in the kitchen, look over the oven, agree that “yes, it’s not working”, then leave. While I appreciate their sympathy, the nodding isn’t getting me any closer to 350 degrees. Read more

Padrón Peppers

Tucked next to French beans, Shishito peppers, and curly Chicory, Padrón peppers have made their late summer appearance. A product of Galicia, they’re a popular tapa lightly fried with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. I hadn’t heard of them until I read José Pizarro’s Seasonal Spanish Food and recognized them as the compact and deep green peppers everyone crowds around during the short weeks they’re available at the market. With my current Spanish preoccupation, I thought it was time to try them. Read more