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29 December 2018

Memories are Blessings | My Hometown ~ Miami, Florida

"Count your Blessings" is a familiar Christian hymn that encourages people not to focus on the negatives and count all the Things they can be thankful for; all the good things in life they've been blessed to experience. Try it.  Especially when you're about to end a year and start a new year.  A great time to reflect on the blessings you're counting.


The Torch of Friendship at Bayside Park, Miami, Florida
© Photographer: Americanspirit | Agency: Dreamstime.com
(Image:  The Torch of Friendship at Bayside Park, Miami, Florida)

Growing up in Miami, Florida, there was good eating all around me. My main sources for everyday meals was: my mother's cooking, church dinners prepared by faithful sisters, and a sweet little old gray-haired lady who owned and operated a restaurant around the corner from my house called "Mom's Cafe". I never knew her name because everybody called her "mom". Those women really knew how to serve up the love! Huge plates of pigeon peas and rice, potato salad, collard greens, black eye peas, fried chicken; sweet potato pie for dessert.


As I grew into a teenager and young adult, started working part-time while pursuing my education; had a little pocket change so occasionally I could go out to eat. Downtown Miami and particularly Calle Ocho (8th Street), there were spots where you could chow down on delicious Cuban food: sweet fried plantains, black beans and rice, vaca frita, or a toasty Cuban sandwich. Kosher food delicatessens and restaurants run by the Jews on Miami Beach were the best! The soups, sandwiches, and desserts were outrageous! That was just lunch! Of course, no major city is complete if you can't find good Chinese food. Miami is a major city with places that have award-winning Chinese cuisine.


Getting close now to my threescore an ten (70 years, the average life expectancy). When I count my blessing over the years, the list has grown and grown and grown. There are a lot of add-ons. But the list always includes that one great memory from my childhood. Good food!



This book cover is from the 1993 publication but it reminds me of home.





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04 October 2018

Celebrate National Pizza Month

It’s October.  That's right.  We have an entire month to “officially” celebrate eating pizza because October is National Pizza Month. 

Sharing this pizza extravaganza. 

Mangia!  Mangia! * :)



Easy Vegan Pizza 




Low Carb Pizza Recipes




Quick and Simple Pizza Empanadas




Gluten Free Pizza That’s Actually The Real Deal




Amy's Single Pesto Pizza 7 oz (5 PCS) + Sundesa, BlenderBottle, Classic With Loop






Easy Fruit Pizza Recipe





Gourmet Pumpkin and Bacon Pizza
pumpkin and bacon pizza




15-minute Bacon Spinach Breakfast Pizza




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* Mangia! Mangia!

Italian Terms, Proverbs, and Sayings Using the Word Mangia

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17 August 2018

Looking for the Perfect Cookbook?

Looking for the perfect reference cookbook for your home library?


Have kids with special dietary restrictions?

Just need to learn how to cook?

Exploring global cuisine?



Click link below to peruse a list of recommended cookbooks. There has to be one that suits your criteria.




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27 February 2018

You Think You Know All About Cinnamon

Did you know cinnamon is the spice that launched a thousand ships?  It's true!  From the Far East to the West!  This eye-opening intense read will tell you so much more you did not know about this wonderful cooking ingredient.


Cinnamon: The Spice That Launched a Thousand Ships (HUBPages.com)





The above referenced article is a fascinating read, but if that doesn't satisfy your desire for knowledge about this marvelous exotic spice and you want to know more, below are some additional links of interest.




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16 February 2018

Foodie Friday : Tip of the Week : How to Use Garlic from Kevin Ashton

Do you know how black garlic is made?




In one of my previous posts, garlic was listed among the "sexy spices". That's why it's a pleasure to share this Tip of the Week: How to Use Garlic by Kevin Ashton, who recently started following my foodie business page on Google Plus. He does business under the name "wannabetvchef" and publishes several food and food-related blogs.  His post is very informative.  




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04 February 2018

Tropical Conch Salad Recipe | SparkRecipes (Reblog)

So very excited to share this wonderful variation of a Bahamian dish that defines my life, growing up in Miami, Florida. It never occurred to me to make these changes to the classic recipe by adding two delightfully sweet ingredients - mango and pineapple.  Want to enjoy a tasty island cuisine?  Need to get your serving of fruits and vegetables?  Try this!

Tropical Conch Salad Recipe | SparkRecipes




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Mexican Favorites - Recipes for Peace?

Published an article about a proposed solution to the "problem" of illegal immigration in the United States via HUBPages.com.  For the life of me, can't understand why everybody isn't on board with it!  Isn't the temptation of Mexican cuisine a persuasive enough argument?!  THINK "homemade fresh chorizo".  That's worth coming to an agreement, isn't it?






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18 January 2018

15 January 2018

Are You Qualified to Make Good Soup?

Want to read a food quote? 

“Only the pure in heart can
make a good soup.” 

Guess who said that? 
- No it wasn't Jesus Christ. 
- No it wasn't Jacques Pepin. 

Beethoven! Yeah, the famous classical music composer, Ludwig van Beethoven said that! 

So not only was he a genius when it came to composing music, he was also smart when it came to knowing about comfort food. 



January is National Soup Month and in other months of the year, we celebrate days for various types of soups and chowders. Why wait until the winter months when you can start enjoying warm comforting soups in the fall? 

















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Food trivia: Do you know President George Washington’s favorite soup? (Answer.)



Asian Salmon and Other Salmon Recipes

Which is better for you? Salmon or Trout?
Let's discuss! 

Or … 

Skip the discussion and make an arbitrary decision based on your palate's preferences. No matter because the salmon recipes links supplied via this blog post can probably be modified and trout can be used as a substitute. When experimenting, eating and enjoying food, one must learn to be flexible.  :)



Asian Glazed Salmon Recipe (25 minutes to make) 


Recipe Smoked Salmon Tartare and Scallops  


Avocado Shrimp Smoked Salmon Appetizer Rolls Recipe






12 January 2018

The Grocery Garden - Growing real food: 7 Easy to Grow Edible Flowers


Sharing this link from a food and gardening blog just found today.   Sylvestermouse Cynthia shared it via Facebook.  Great information.  See those Johnny Jump Ups (image below).  You can eat them raw or cooked, and even use them for medicinal purposes. The only problem for me with edible flowers is they're so pretty, just want to admire their beauty!   :)

Explore the ancient art of adding flowers as flavor and garnish to foods. Here are 7 easy to grow edible flowers to start from seed and ...
Read more at:   The Grocery Garden - Growing real food: 7 Easy to Grow Edible Flowers:  

"Johnny jump-ups (Viola tricolor) originated in Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains." 


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Edible Flowers - 4 x 100-150 Count From For The Gourmet




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