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Mike’s Having a Contest!

In celebration of their 200th blog post, Mike (and Phoenix) at Past My Curfew are having a contest. You can enter by leaving a comment on Past My Curfew or posting something on your blog. But don't take it from me. Here's what Mike and Phoenix … [Read more]

A Meeting and Music at The Cloisters Museum

Elizabeth and I planned to meet uptown at The Cloisters Museum & Gardens a few days before I was scheduled to leave New York City. A friend from the blogging world, we’d read and commented on each other’s blogs for several months before we met … [Read more]

Stewed Peas (Meatless)

I love legumes and turn to them whenever I feel like taking a break from meat. Mostly, I make stewed peas, which is red kidney beans that's cooked with spices and coconut milk. Traditionally you make stewed peas with meat - pig's tail, corned beef … [Read more]

Simple, Tasty Bully Beef (Corned Beef)

Last weekend, I had such a craving for bully beef and rice that I decided to make it for dinner. As I was chopping up the onions, scallions and tomato, I began thinking. Why is it called bully beef? Why is it red? How did it get to Jamaica? And why … [Read more]