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Back to cooking at home!

I missed our kitchen. Three weeks of eating out every day is too much. Panamà is into meat. I love tostones, or patacones as they are called in Panamà but I do like a little more variety in my veggies.
After being gone from home for such a long period of time I didn’t think I would find anything at all in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. Amazingly enough there were 2 apples and a head of napa cabbage still in good shape rolling around in the almost empty compartment. Husband walked across the street and bought a few other staples and I managed to make lunch without going to the supermarket. The Mayo Clinic Williams Sonoma Cookbook, has a recipe that combines cabbage, onion, carrot and apples with some dried cranberries to make a tasty dish called Carraway Cabbage and Cranberries. Try to say that 3 times fast.
I also made a vegetarian chilli and some fry bread and that was lunch! Except for the fry bread, lunch was pretty healthy, high in vitamins and fiber.
Since our mixer isn’t fixed yet (the only authorized Kitchenaide repair shop is in Mexico City), I used the Cuisinart to knead the dough. Before this, I had only used it to make pastry. Oh, I use it to chop and do the food processing stuff too, but this was my first experience using it to knead dough. Pretty easy.
Fry bread is pretty basic, 1 cup warm water, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon fat, the original recipe called for lard or shortening, I used butter. The leavening agent is 2 teaspoons baking powder. You roll out the dough, cut it into pieces and fry.
The best fry bread that I ever had was in Arizona at the Indian Powwow.
In Panamà, they make a version of fry bread that they call hojaldres, I found a Panamanian cookbook, so I will post the recipe for that bread tommorrow.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!

3 comments

  1. Hi snowyco! Thanks for stopping by (my house and my blog)! And a big thanks for exorcising whatever possessed the Kitchenaide! Now I have one more toy to play with.
    regards,
    Theresa

  2. Theresa’s Cuisinart can now return to it’s rightful place, since the MixMaster is whirring away.

    It’s amazing how slightly salty humid tropical air affects slide switches, contacts, cables, ‘n connectors.

    Special thanks to Duke for labeling all of the connectors.

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