Monday, November 3, 2014

Abundancia!


The Universe gives and the Universe takes away.

Nelda may be moving but I got a consolation prize.

A new neighbor, originally from Honduras, recently from New Orleans.

He brings a passion for football and cooking with him.

Not to mention a headfull of family recipes.

And since he just moved in he's lacking internet and a grill.

Both of which I have.....

In return for a few roasted potatoes and a handfull of greens, I got fed.
 

 And fed well.

I hope his internet isn't installed for months to come.

I heard about chicken soup thickened with pulverized dried corn, red beans cooked with cracked garlic then smashed and cooked with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and chilis for refried beans...

Unbelievable sounding tamales wrapped in banana leaves.....food porn is my kind of porn.

This winter is looking up.


24 comments:

  1. Lol! I wish I could make friends as easily as you! Parabens! (there should be an accent on top of the e's head, but I don't know how to do it).

    S
    xo

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    1. Thank you! It's a small and friendly neighborhood. No one remains a stranger.

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  2. Congrats on the great new neighbor. As they say... Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.

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  3. Honduras via New Orleans? Food journey made in heaven! Your autobiography will have to be titled, "People Who Have Fed Me.":)

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  4. Lucky guy, to have would up next to you!

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    1. He lives around the corner....lucky Nelda and I had a yard sale last weekend, met several new neighbors.

      And made some money. Win-win.

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  5. You are gifted in the Picking Room Mates department!

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    1. Alas he's a neighbor not a roommate but the little doctor leaves the end of this month so I will have a room available.....

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  6. You always fall on your feet, dear Jane! And, of course, the feet are rapidly followed in descent by the stomach, presuming one is upright.

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    1. And upright is where I try and stay.

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  7. Another neighbor to cook with? That sounds amazing!!! :)
    Just tell him to stay away from the dreadful KitchenAid mixer...

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    1. I've been saving that story! Still bear a scar? xo

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  8. I think you have won in the new neighbor contest. I am imagining how wonderful those dishes smell and taste.

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    1. You can be sure I will share all the details.

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  9. Don't know if you have this expression, but here in Britain it means a rather lucky person, who always lands the right way up - "jammy!" that's you!

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    1. We don't have that expression...at least we didn't until now. But I love it and will immediately incorporate it into my vocabulary.

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  10. Wish I had a neighbour like yours Jane. He sounds perfect!!!

    Happy day!

    Madelief x

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  11. Can you send him my way? Lucky you! Jammy! (what a great word)

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  12. That grill photo... Hubba hubba! And now you are off on a boat somewhere. Go Jane!

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