Turkey Curry

Above: Turkey Curry with Daal Turkey Curry   Print Prep time 19 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 39 mins   Great way to use leftover turkey Recipe type: Main course Serves: 4 Ingredients Onion chopped fine Mustard seeds Curry powder Paprika 1 med Chopped tomato ½ cup frozen peas 1…

oceanic

heart flutter lures the undertow, vortex of uncertainty; liquid floods every pore doubt my own veracity. sinking fast i feel the shock cold water turns blue to black, seaweed grapples to my limbs mermaid mummy i descend. i round the corners of my mind reasons found to pursue yet i yearn to…

Mi Mojo

Above: Mojo Sauce with Fried Yuca Mi Mojo   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Here is my version of Mojo sauce. I prefer it without oil but you can add ⅓ cup olive oil if desired. Recipe type: sauce Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 1…

It’s the Food that Binds Us

Above: Country breakfast on the weekends. I put turmeric in the potatoes. The first weekend I was back I made a country breakfast for the whole family. Homefries with paprika and tumeric, scrambled eggs, toast and turkey sausages. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals, especially on the weekends. I love feeling…

some love

some love is a race a freight train running late, an s.o.s., scarlet sky requesting a kiss one is powerless to deny. some love brews low till it bubbles in time seasoned with knowing crimson dew. 3.20.02 © Eliza Alys Young

light

i know i see the sky it empties out of me its denim blue bleaches out and becomes the afternoon. i sprinkle it with fallen ash gray and somber now the clever breeze whistles through announcing twilight time. the darkness softly calls to retrieve the waning sun the breath of heat burns…

Chickpea Curry

Above: Chickpea Curry with White Rice and Greek Yogurt Chickpea Curry   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour 15 mins   For this recipe, you need to use dried chickpeas because they are cooked with the spices. Canned chickpeas will not have the same taste….

angels

i grew the wings from missing you so soft and downy white i gave them strength to fly to you from all my lonely nights. my wingspan stretched across the sky breadth of golden eagles extended out i took the air with the love of angels. so delicate enfolding you cocoon of…

View From the Sky

On my flights to and from Florida and the Dominican Republic I took a series of photos from the plane.

10 Things

Above: Colmado Bani, Ens. Ozama 10 Things I Like About the Dominican Republic Avocado season Mango season Fresh fruit and juice on the street corner Climate Colmados, especially Super Colmados — open 7 days a week from 7am – 11pm on average, colmados are like mini markets that deliver. Plus they offer…

The Lunchbox

So this story is an example of how it is the nature of Dominicans to deny responsibility no matter what. I don’t know if it is a survival instinct or just a part of the culture. I few years ago I was living in Gazcue with my children. I had a woman,…

Spicy Fish Chowder

Spicy Fish Chowder   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins   You can control how spicy you like it. Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 filet of white fish cut in small chunks The Trio: diced medium onion, carrot and stalk of celery 1 Tbsp…

The Butter Problem

Today we went to pick up a payment from one of my clients. It was a little bit far and time was tight so we decided we needed to take a car instead of a bus. A taxi would cost around 400 pesos or $12 round trip but one of my ex’s…

Boiled Egg Curry

Boiled Egg Curry   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Unusual dish for westerners but very tasty Recipe type: Main dish Serves: 4 Ingredients 5 Eggs Hard-boiled 3 Small Tomatoes Chopped 1 Onion Chopped Fine 2 Cloves Garlic Minced 1 Piece 1″ square of…

Indian Spices

Typically most Indian meals that we make use the following spices to taste: mustard seed paprika turmeric (mostly for color, use sparingly) garam masala ground coriander ground cumin black pepper fresh chili pepper salt Specialty dishes we will also use: green cardamon seed black cardamon seed coriander seed fenugreek seed cloves anise…

Halloween 2010 (Creatures of the Night)

So this year is the first Halloween for my kids who were born in the Dominican Republic and I’m going to miss it. Didn’t have a choice really — our long awaited visa interview is scheduled for 6am Nov. 3rd. I was going to fly out Nov. 1 but tickets jumped up…