waffles
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Waffles

We have a waffle maker, and it often sits, unacknowledged, on a shelf in one of our kitchen cabinets. From time to time, I remember that it exists, and I dust it off. It's a good machine that's easy to use, and it makes one waffle in less than 5 min. I felt inspired last… Continue reading Waffles

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Fiji Food Truck: That Food Box

The food truck industry is nascent in Fiji. There are only a handful. One of them is called "That Food Box," and it parks along the Suva seawall on the weekends. The owner also has a couple other food trucks. We stopped by That Food Box last Sunday to show our support for the local… Continue reading Fiji Food Truck: That Food Box

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Fijian Butter Chicken

This isn't your typical butter chicken. Butter chicken is usually swimming in butter and cream. This is a Fijian butter chicken. What makes it Fijian? It incorporates chicken lovo. Lovo is a traditional Fijian cooking technique that involves steam-smoking food in an earthen oven. Our gardener did a lovo for us this past weekend, and… Continue reading Fijian Butter Chicken

Kumala
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Kumala: Fijian Purple Sweet Potato

Kumala is now in season in Fiji. It's a local sweet potato with a white outside and purple inside. I've also eaten it in Tonga. It's pretty food, and it has the health benefit of fiber. I sliced up a couple kumalas, drizzled olive oil on them, and baked at 350 deg. F for 20… Continue reading Kumala: Fijian Purple Sweet Potato

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Ice Cream with Rum-Soaked Dates

I've been making ice cream at home a lot lately. Hubby had the great idea to soak chopped dates in rum to flavor a batch of ice cream. I recommend macerating the dates in the alcohol overnight and adding a handful for every cup of cream you use for your batch of ice cream. You… Continue reading Ice Cream with Rum-Soaked Dates