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Cooking up a Dishy

Cooking Beef Caldereta (Beef Stew), slow food style, really slow since it's been 2 hours already and i am sitting right next to it, in my Aunt's dining table so i can stir it every now and then. Nope, don't want to use a pressure cooker, i am good.

If after 4 hours and this thing has not tenderized yet, then i will start to sweat, i think i used too much black pepper, not that i don't mind but i know what she's going through. Going through chemo your taste buds are super sensitive to anything you lay on it, cold water, too spicy foods, salty, etc., Granting you can swallow the foods at all, soft foods that are easily digestible is a gift, so i made her some vegetable soup, just whatever i have scoured from her pantry, the soffrito, garbanzos, canned beans, a can of clam chowder and potatoes etc., I added a pinch of turmeric and she like it, the color and the flavor as well, not too much though, or it will ruin the soup base.

Okay, there is a lingering heat in my tongue, i hope the potatoes will absorb some of it, should i add a bit of sugar? Oh, by the way, the soup will be paired with the flaxmeal pita bread i made using just a skillet and would you believe it, i kneaded this dough myself. First ever. Turned out pretty good and delicious!

Last night, i went around checking food blogs for the first time, that's what happens when you are not busy, in my case since i am just visiting my Aunt who is going through chemotherapy for the third time. It was fun, saw this site in Israel that features food tours, would love to see the olive press, go on a bread hunt of sort etc.,

This morning though it was different, i typed "top dark chocolates" in my search engine. Don't ask me why i gain weight the next time you see me.


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