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Fermented rocoto salsa

I am just back from the local El Jardin Latino Market where I failed to find Huacatay (Peruvian mint) paste for fermented rocoto salsa. So I blundered ahead chopping rocoto peppers, onion, garlic, parsley, mint and adding a bit of sauerkraut … Continue reading

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Gordita carnitas y horchata

After reading about inexpensive eats in DC I visited el Sol at 1227 11th St NW on the way back from work and had the Gordita carnitas and the horchata (cinnamon rice milk) to drink less than $10. Finally an inexpensive find in … Continue reading

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DIY composter

After digging holes and pouring in kitchen scraps for conversion  to useful compost, we finally made an inexpensive, versatile DIY home composter.  We have not quite gotten around  to building a top to complete the three bin system nor collected enough … Continue reading

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Corn tortilla snack

Now that I am not quite as nomadic, I have taken a fancy to corn tortillas, here with some tangy IKEA OST Präst cheese, some bbq chicken and some simple salsa. Very yummy.

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Twisted Ales and Väsen, RVA

I took a short bike ride to check out new breweries in Richmond, VA and started in Manchester at Twisted Ales, where even the Saison and Weiss beers seemed hoppy. The bar was covered with nearly $200.00 worth of pennies … Continue reading

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Bar Virage, 2nd Ave, NYC

My project somewhat unexpectedly ended–I guess they all do– so on my last night I took my last PATH train to Manhattan and walked in the rain over to 2nd Avenue where I found Bar Virage and its Israeli small … Continue reading

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Carnitas de Pato, The Black Ant, NYC

I was wandering up 2nd Avenue in Manhattan from the Paulaner Brewery in search of a Happy Hour on one of the many Eat Streets and wound up in The Black Ant (la hormiga negra) with a Victoria beer and Carnitas de Pato tacos. … Continue reading

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