My Attempt At Persian Chelo-Kebab

One winter evening many years ago my sister called me and asked if I’d like to join her and a friend for Chelo-Kebab.  I had no idea what it was but she assured me it was delicious and that I had to try it.  They picked me up and we drove to the WestEnd of…

Jenn’s Chicken Enchiladas

Today I thought I’d try a dish I’ve never made before. They turned out better than I imagined but I would best leave them as a weekend dinner, when I/you have extra time.  Even though I got home at 5pm today, with this being a new dish and the improvisation that comes with creating the…

Jenn’s Homemade Garlic Toast Spread

Today it rained. Hard. All day.  After running various errands and shopping into the afternoon I was relieved to remember I had cooked up a big pot of my delicious Chilli last night which meant I didn’t have to make dinner and could focus on assembling the nail polish stands that arrived in the mail…

Ajiaco – A Traditional Colombian Soup You Need To Try

  I lived in Colombia for 11 years.  The city I lived in (Cali) was hot and sunny all year. Mango, lemon and fragrant Ylang Ylang trees grew around my neighborhood. Bats swooped down overhead when we’d take walks at sunset and mornings brought the song of Cicadas and blue skies.  Every afternoon, close to…

Bangers and Mash: An English Pub Specialty

I went through a phase a few years back where I really wanted to go visit London, well England in general. Actually I very much still do.  I watched movies filmed there; Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Love Actually.  I researched Home exchange sites day dreaming of a house swap straight out of The Holiday…