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1 Dec


This was my Thanksgiving……


garlic, olive oil & crushed red pepper




It wasn’t anything too fancy.  Eye of round roast, some sauces and some roasted vegetables. No there wasn’t turkey. Yes there were pumpkin pies and sweet potato pies.

3 of them.

And 2 of us.

That’s what Thanksgiving is about, right?

Anyway, also at our Thanksgiving table were (not pictured) macaroni & cheese, mulled bourbon and Hawaiian rolls.

I know, I know,   I totally could have made my own rolls, or biscuits or cornbread. What would Martha, say? Well, some people can’t let go of canned cranberry  but here’s my truth: I can’t quit those delicious King’s Hawaiian rolls. So sweet, so good.


P.S. Can you believe Thanksgiving was only a week ago????


Tortillas and Jamaica

23 Jun


Have you ever eaten a warm tortilla with butter? If not, then you need to get on that. If so, then you and I should get together and talk about how good they are. It is seriously one of the most delicious things ever! But I’m not talking about store bought tortillas. I’m talking about homemade-right-off-the-comal (grill) tortillas. For serious.

So Justin and I made tortillas and Jamaica (huh-my-kuh, the agua fresca not the country). I made the dough, he rolled them. He boiled water, I steeped the hibiscus flowers and stirred. Then, we ate warm tortillas with butter and drank ice cold Jamaica. Movies should definitely be made about moments like this.

Warm water

Combine flour and salt. Cut in a few tablespoons of cold butter to about 2 cups of flour mix until it resembles cornmeal.
Make a well in flour mix and add 1/4 cup of warm water and work it into the flour mix until it comes together (you may have to keep adding tablespoons of water until you reach correct consistency). It shouldn’t be too sticky or dry.

Let it rest for a few then make equal sized dough balls. Let it rest again. Now roll out the tortillas, cook on a flat grill until done.

I apologize for the crappy instructions. My mom told me to just feel it out so that’s what I’ve done.
For the Jamaica, buy some hibiscus flowers and brew it like you brew other tea. Or just google it.