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I was raised eating and loving all kinds of fish dinners. We usually ate fish or pizza on a Friday during Lent. This tradition was carried on when going out to eat as well. You always wanted to try some foods you don‘t usually make at home. And, of course, we have the 7 fishes on Christmas Eve. I hope to simplify some of these recipes for you so you can whip up a fish healthy dinner whenever you want.
I'm American, of Bahamian descent, and my family loved Bahamian style pigeon peas and rice. There is a variation of this rice dish practically all over the Caribbean. That's why I emphasized the “Bahamian style”. My father was a Bahamian. My mom was American, but she learned how to cook this dish for him and I grew up eating it at least 2-3 days during the week, and for sure it was served as a part of our large Sunday dinners. Other than a bay leaf I can't recall all of the herbs and spices she used in her recipe. Honestly, I don't think she ever made it the same way twice. When I grew up and got married, my late husband who was also from the Bahamas showed me all kinds of ways to vary the recipe. He did not like to use a bay leaf and preferred dried thyme leaves. In addition, he loved sampling all kinds of peas-n-rice or beans-n-rice recipes. The pigeon peas and rice dish is just one of them and I learned how to cook all of the recipes.
When I say that this is the only brownie recipe you’ll ever need for the rest of your life, I’m really not kidding. So decadent and custard-like, I’m not even entirely sure I understand the physics behind how the near-liquid fudge suspends its shape as you lift a gooey square to your awaiting lips. Still don’t believe me? I dare you to bake them just once and not fall head-over-heels in love.
Take your favorite wine, grab some toast with brie or anything else you love to eat, and sit down in your favorite spot on the couch, or anywhere else in your reading room. Make yourself cozy to read those recipes I will give you.
Don't be alarmed! Covid is NOT one of the ingredients. But, with everything that's going on it seems to be harder to get certain staples we used to think of as in abundance or taken for granted like, flour, sugar, salt and even ground black pepper being as scarce as toilet paper, hand soap and hand sanitizer.
Taco dip makes the shortlist of my favorite snacks. It's so satisfying to scoop up with a tortilla chip, and, it's basically a full meal in itself. You've got protein, vegetables, and dairy all in one dip. We love that!
Many Ways to Have Breakfast
Egg mayonnaise sandwiches. Nothing quite says “picnic” to me like egg mayo sandwiches. White bread*. Perhaps a little bit of crunchy cress in there too. A twist of salt and pepper. I could eat them until they came out my ears, which is biologically impossible, but I’d give it a go.
If all was gone, if, suddenly, we wake up into nothing, without anything we ever possessed (don’t worry, clothes still on), what remains?
Nothing is more quintessentially English than the Victoria Sponge. It's up there with afternoon tea, cricket, and The Beatles.