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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #67: New England Anadama Bread (#homecooking)

If you haven’t had Anadama Bread (a cornmeal and molasses bread), you might be surprised at how chewy and moist it is.  The molasses flavor is present, but not overpowering. … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #65: Cape Verdean Munchpa/Cachupa Round 2 (#homecooking)

A while ago I said I would update my adventures in munchupa when I could find all the ingredients. Well, I’ve done it. It wasn’t easy. I had to go … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #56: Cape Verdean Munchupa/Cachupa (#homecooking)

I promised a while back that I would share the recipe for munchupa the national dish of Cabo Verde (I always say mun-CHOOP — but language is funny like that).    … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #14: Canja (Canja de Galinha – Cape Verdean Chicken Rice Soup)

Here is the “pay it forward meal” from the leftovers I had from my grandmother’s Chicken Gizaud.     I did look around the Internets and could not find one … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 6 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #13: Chicken Gizaud (Pollo Gizado – Cape Verdean Stewed Chicken)

This is one of my “pay it forward meals” where you can take the leftovers and use it as a base for a next meal.    Sometimes when I make my … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #9: Pot Luck Fish Chowder

It’s that time of the week again where the dregs and leavings in the refrigerator get put through the “sniff and keep or gag and toss” process.    This day was … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

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