Tagged: plantain

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Pango! Jungle Lunch in Lima

It is amazing the joy that visitors bring. The way that people’s plans change. The way the impossible becomes possible. The last time the family met together here at our home was for Christmas...

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Elephant Monkey Bread

Elephant Monkey Bread 1 1/4 cup of flour 1/2 cup of wheat germ 1/2 cup of wheat bran 1/2 cup of sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda 1/4...

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Kitchen Visit #2

Between trips. Packing. Recovering. Preparing. I want to give you a peek into another kitchen from the last trip I was on. Elena does a beautiful job preparing meals for a few and for...

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Kitchen Visit #1

Not only am I fascinated by the foods and markets here in Peru, but one thing I marvel at time and time again is how people cook. More specifically, what their kitchens are like....

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Market Mornings #5

Late yesterday afternoon, I returned from a wonderful, memorable week in the jungle city of Aucayacu. I have so many stories and pictures to share. But, I thought I would start with a simple...

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Going Bananas?

Somehow I always seem to have bananas and plantains here. After almost every visit to the jungle, I return with a bunch or with 100 pounds of them (LITERALLY!!!). Sometimes I wonder if this...

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I’m Dreaming of a *Green* Christmas!!!

How many of you remember the care package I received of 125 pounds of plantains, bananas and mini-bananas? Do you remember all the recipes I made with my green and yellow treasures. I am...

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Thin and Salty!

Once upon a time, I liked sweet banana chips. The crunchy yet sweet banana chip was so appetizing as part of a trail mix. I would even enjoy the banana chips by themselves. I...

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10 days ago…

I started with 125 pounds of bananas. Since then I have been busy trying to fit bananas in my breakfast, my soup, my lunch, my drinks and even my desserts. What is funny is...

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Sweet and Simple

Don’t you worry now!! I haven’t forgotten that it is still banana week…or month, depending on how fast I can get through the rest of this pile of platanos. I am not sure I...