Archive for January, 2011

31st January
2011
written by Cleone

 

Steamed mussels

The first time I had steamed mussels was at the now defunct Belgian restaurant called Belgo in NYC.  The restaurant was dark and resembled a beer hall with long wooden tables that were shared with other diners.  I remembered the Belgian style steamed mussels came in a white wine sauce and served with a side of pomme frites.  It was a delicious meal.

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26th January
2011
written by Cleone

 

Portuguese bean soup

A few weeks ago I made Portuguese Bean Soup.  I have only had it once or twice, but it is a very popular soup in Hawaii.  It is also the perfect soup for the cool and wet winter we have been having the last month or so.  There are different ways of making this hearty soup as I have found when doing my research, but the common denominators seem to be pork, kidney beans, carrots, celery, pasta, and potatoes.

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13th January
2011
written by Cleone

 

They're pretzels, I swear!

My friend from junior high school shared this soft pretzel recipe with me recently.  I have been wanting to make pretzels but haven’t found the motivation or the right recipe.

Soft pretzels have a special place in my…stomach.  I have been buying pretzels since elementary school, at the dirty water hot dog stands in NYC, and the frozen kinds in the supermarket.  I love soft pretzels!  Especially with some yellow mustard, but plain is pretty good too. (more…)

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