4 x 2–New Recipes: Jamaican Oxtails

I LOVE Jamaican food. Well, really I love most food. Anyway, while I’m partial to curried goat whenever I find a Jamaican restaurant, goat isn’t exactly easy to come by. The butcher shop I go to (Cleaver and Co.) always has cow and thus always has oxtails. Even better, it’s a local, grass fed, grass…

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Meet the Parents; or My Unexpected Language Immersion Trip

This is my third time visiting South Africa and this time I wanted to see the other side of the country; see Johannesburg. We could’ve flown, but I like road trips, so we packed up the car and made the 15 hour drive. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help Efrem drive because I can’t drive a manual…

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More Cooking Firsts

When I purchased all the spices to cook Ethiopian food there was some ridiculous price minimum to avoid paying $12 in pure shipping fees, so I bought 2 lbs of green coffee beans. I really like Ethiopian coffee, but what do I know about roasting coffee beans. So like before, I turned to Efrem for…

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The Ethiopian Culinary Adventures Continue

I continued my learning of Ethiopian cuisine by attempting to make my favorite: shiro. Again I was getting tenuous instructions from the boyfriend. But at the end of it all my dish turned out all right. Just needed some garlic and maybe another small tomato. Anyway, dessert was some more gluten free baked goods retrieved…

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