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sofrito | identity no. 2

In just a few short days, Nathaniel and I will be celebrating our second wedding anniversary! Year 2 in the books!

Oddly enough, as I’m puttering around the house jamming to La Reina de salsa—Celia—on the eve of our second anniversary, I am sad, for the first time, that I legally “erased” my maiden name. 689 more words


Cajun Sausage and Shrimp


2 lbs shrimp

½-1lb smoked sausage or andouille

1-2 green peppers

4-5 ribs of celery

1 large onion

4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 28oz can of diced tomatoes… 152 more words


Chickpea Porcini Soup

This soup is so good and filling! Leave out the Pancetta and it’s vegan. TJs sells mirepoix already chopped!


Lunch in Mirepoix

At the end of last week’s post, I promised that I would tell you about my visit to Mirepoix and my lunch there.  We had chosen Monday as a day to visit because that is when there is a market in Mirepoix, and also because the restaurant at  542 more words

Places To Visit

Braised OX Tail with 3-way Mash

This week I battled a dish which would be served as a large main course, or can be sized down with a smaller piece of meat as a protein course in a multi-course meal. 1,106 more words


English in the Ariège landscape

I follow a few French Instagrammers as I love to see what others are doing in the Ariège mountains.  I’ve noticed how some of them post using English rather than French language.  703 more words

British Migration

Making Your Own Veggie Stock From Scraps

If you’re anything like me, odds are you go through a ton of stock and broth when creating recipes. The good news is, a lot of the time when you are cooking up something delicious, you are creating loads of vegetable scraps that can be turned into stock in less than an hour! 353 more words