We’ve officially been here just shy of a month (wow…already?!), and we’re starting to get a feel for what life is really like up here. I figured I would give you the full report on what we’ve discovered, and what our first impressions are!
It’s official, we’re moving to Connecticut at the end of the month. I know there is a purpose for me there, so I’m optimistic despite the fact that this week’s forecast called for THUNDER SNOW in the Nutmeg State. Overall though, the moving plans are going smoothly, and I’ve even had some time to start scoping out fun stuff to do in New Haven.
When I was growing up in Jamaica, we would have this dish called “stew peas”, which is a very traditional dish made with red kidney beans, meat and “spinners”, which are oblong flour dumplings. It’s definitely a staple in the Jamaican diet, and my kind of comfort food. Last week I decided to make the Brazilian version of this dish, called feijoada. Instead of kidney beans, black beans are used, along with several types of pork and/or beef. It reminded me of my childhood when dinner would be cooking on the stove all afternoon long and sending mouthwatering smells wafting through the whole house, but with a wonderful foreign twist that I’d never had before. I made a big pot of the feijoada and we had it again and again all week long, along with orange slices, collard greens, and cashew coconut rice. At the end of the week my brother-in-law came to visit and had some of the last of it and raved about how delicious it was. We […]