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We all like to eat, some of us perhaps a tad more than others according to my waistline.
So it’s not surprising at times one finds themselves wandering the Internet in search of some new culinary delight, or simply to find out what to do with the strange jimaca you found in the grocery store.
Just for the record jicama is a root with an exterior that is sort of yellow and papery, while its inside is creamy white with a crisp texture that resembles raw potato or pear.
The flavor is sweet and starchy, reminiscent of some apples and is usually eaten raw, sometimes with salt, lemon, or lime juice, and chili powder. It can also be cooked in soups and stir-fried dishes.
But in more general terms, recipes are always fun to ferret out. Over the years I have forwarded a few dozen recipes to the better half I have found of mouth-watering interest online. The shared links being my not so subtle hints she might want to give the recipe a whirl.
Among many things my better half is good at is cooking, and since she basically forbids me from cooking – I apparently spend too much on food I want to use in recipes I create, and leave too many pots and pans dirty – I am left to suggest things for her to apply her culinary skills too.
Now I will grant that I suspect she views most such suggestions as little more than cyber flotsam, at least by the number of dishes hinted at that actually make it to the table, but the search is still fun from my perspective.
Generally it’s a simple thing, I go looking for a single recipe for one particular thing, black beans perhaps, and 30-minutes later I have read through a dozen recipes before finally giving in to go find a snack.
There are of course various sites to explore, but for today might I suggest www.allrecipes.com
Check it out, but do be prepared to feel hungry after.
— Calvin Daniels
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