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Candied Lime Peels

9 Jan

I’m not even sure what to say about this recipe! Lots of peeling. Lots of slicing. And lots of boiling. Was it all worth it? Sure. Would I do it again? Sure…if someone wants to prepare the peels for me! I felt like I was cutting and slicing lime peels forever but I’m happy to say that I didn’t cut my fingers at all. Can you imagine the lime juice in a fresh wound. Ouch! If candying citrus peels is on your list of things to do, I say go for it! But I have to warn you that it is definitely a timely process and you will need to wash quite a few dishes when it’s all over. Even though the process of candying the peels was tedious, I always say to try everything twice so I might just have to try candying another citrus peel again sometime. Maybe etrog peels after Succot. We shall see… Continue reading


Antiguan Ducana and Salt Fish

10 Apr

Two things you may have never heard of: 1. Ducana and 2. Salt Fish! Well, now is your chance to learn about one of the yummiest meals you will ever have. I am totally serious. Salty, sweet, savory…if you can think of it, this meal has it. So let’s all thank Antigua for making this one of their famous local dishes. In fact, while Justin and I were on vacation in Antigua last year, all of the locals we spoke to told us to go try it out. Unfortunately for that occasion, we keep kosher and were unable to give it a shot. I never really thought of recreating this seemingly complicated dish on my own until I started writing this blog.  So here it goes!

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Rustic Artisan Bread

10 Feb

While reading one of my favorite cooking magazines, Cooking Club (yes, I am a lifetime member), I came across a section called “fast, easy artisan bread: make a batch of dough in just minutes to use throughout the week.” I thought about how fun it would be to make my own rustic bread instead of buying it at Trader Joes. Yeah, it’s always easier to just buy what you need, but I think it is way more fun to try making it yourself, even if only just once. That’s the point of kitchen tested, isn’t it?!? So I decided to make artisan bread! What could be difficult about that? Let’s just say that counting cups of flour while skyping with your mom is not a good idea. Continue reading