It’s my birthday! The day that inspired a story that led to the name Maoomba. When I was a child, my father called me Maoomba-goomba Queen of the Jungle. As if Stormy wasn’t unusual enough, right? The interesting thing, is that it wasn’t just a name; it was the title of my story – the story he […]
I love my local Mexican market. Last week, they had gorgeous persimmons and California Pomegranates 3 for a dollar. They are such a rare sight and usually so expensive, I couldn’t help myself – I had to get three. Then they sat on the counter for a week, slowly drying out. This weekend I took action […]
Last week I talked about tasting honey. In my opinion, honey can be overpowering – rich, sweet, even palpitation-inducing – on its own and tastes best in combination with more savory ingredients…like tea, or nuts, or meat. The very different flavors balance and enhance each other. And, honey is a great binding agent for pulling together […]
Placinta cu branza si marar is traditional to Romania and the Republic of Moldova, a country where I spent a year as a Peace Corps Volunteer. With talk of a reunion trip amongst my fellow volunteers, I was feeling a little nostalgic for some of their food. With some modifications I was able to craft a GF, DF version of the dish that tasted pretty close to the original.