Category Archives: South of the Border

Dining Out: Claire’s Corner Copia, New Haven, CT

I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant since I first heard about it, in the 90’s.  (They opened in September of 1975, when I was still being schooled in Indiana.)   This is a restaurant that serves vegetarian and vegan … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo: Cilantro/Lime/Avocado Taco Dressing

I’m feeding 14-16 people tomorrow for Cinco de Mayo, and I hope to have a more intensive recipe to show for it next week… I’m not finishing off most of these recipes until I’m just about to serve them, and … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos

Tex-Mex fusion with eastern Asia?  BTW, this recipe is vegan, and it turned out top notch, speaking as an omnivore.  I am looking forward to making this soon again.  Very soon. Tempeh originated in Indonesia, most specifically on the island … Continue reading

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Brazilian Chicken Hearts on Skewers, Churrasco Style

If you’ve ever been to one of those Brazilian restaurants where the meat is paraded around, fully cooked but attached to swords or skewers, you’ll get the idea.  In Brazil, they also do this with chicken hearts, but I’ve not … Continue reading

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250 Posts – and a NEW Veggie: Callaloo! (Jamaican Style)

I’m now a quarter of the way to having posted 1000 posts at this blog.  Was wondering what to do special for it, but …. hey … my farmer’s market obliged by presenting me with yet another new find:  Callaloo … Continue reading

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Cucamelon!!

I’ve just discovered a brand new veggie at my farmer’s market! Meet the deceptively lowly cucamelon!  (And it’s technically a fruit.) It hails from Mexico and other areas of Central America, and is related to the cucumber (same taxonomic family). … Continue reading

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Arrachera Mex-Tex Beef

Think of this as the meat you put into your fajitas, although you can do other things with your preparation.  Arracheras are nearly always made from skirt steak, and it is marinated up to three days before grilling, although 24 … Continue reading

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