You may recall that I made and loved the Cameroon hot pepper sauce but that it was a bit too hot even for me.Continue reading “African Italian American”
So the chicken stew was okay but maybe I’m just chicken-stewed out, you know? So how about something different?Continue reading “More cooking in the Congo”
Technically the route will have me weaving back and forth across the border with Cameroon for a little while.Continue reading “The first Congo crossing (and dish)”
Company is coming!
S is finally able to come visit me (at a time when I finally can have guests), so we’ll have a weekend to chillax together…Continue reading “More Yassa”
It’s hard to remember that I used to occasionally entertain.
It’s hard to remember how that went. How much is enough or how to decide on a plan that’s of a scope that’s reasonable for the number people in attendance.
Or maybe I was just so excited to have company again that I went a little crazy.
Either way, the weather is nice enough to be outdoors and the anti-cicada enclosure seems to work (plus they are starting to fade) and all the attendees are all vaxxed up. So why not go a little crazy?
The menu involved a massive charcuterie tray (ice packs between two metal trays to keep the food cool), plus mini pizza (not shown) plus spanikopita (not shown) plus fruit-cheese tartlets.
For FIVE of us.
It was too much food.
It’s more peopling than I’m used to now, by a lot.
But it was a great time too!
And as much as I might have overdone the menu, I had fun and it felt right … to have company again. To end a crazy stressful week with family fun and bit of festivity.
And more to come, with my sister’s birthday celebration and Father’s Day fun to come.
Putting these in any kind of order was really hard.Continue reading “Top 5: Favorites to date”
If perhaps you happen to make a Cameroon-inspired hot pepper sauce that is so hot and you definitely want to eat it but also oh my goodness it’s so hot…Continue reading “Cameroon meets Italy in my kitchen”
Working my way through the virtual St Francis Way challenge, we start in Florence. Such a delightful city!Continue reading “Florence, virtual and actual”