Walking through Old San Juan on Thanksgiving Day, Amanda and I got stuck in a tropical downpour. Hiding under the awning of a hotel, we watched as large drops of rain turned the road into a river.
I recently purchased a copy of A Guide To The Birds of Puerto Rico And The Virgin Islands at Rodgers Book Barn.
I particularly enjoyed its onomatopoetic descriptions of bird noises. Here’s a random list of my favorites:
I made this stew recipe tonight. Had a ton of cabbage + potatoes, and carrots from our CSA and needed something to do with them. Roasted cabbage and leeks in a sheet pan for 30 minutes instead of carmelizing them in the pan. Used olive oil not butter. Broth consisted of discarded stems of herbs, leeks, corn cobs, cabbage leaves, mushroom powder, cheese rinds and squash innards - detritus from summer cooking. Cooked for 2-3 hours on low. Served with fresh dill, chives, and grated parmesan.