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New Year’s Flavor: Spicy Hoppin John and Greens

New Year's Day Spicy Hoppin John
New Year’s Day Spicy Hoppin John

After living in Florida for 15 years, I have learned the ways of southern cooks by trial and error:  use lots of butter and sugar; when in doubt – fry; slow simmer for hours. I droll over many of the specialty dishes (read about my Caramel Cake attempt) but I’m afraid southern vegetables remain aloof. Haven’t acquired a taste for the mushy concoctions.

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St. Lucia Surprise – SILK

Fine Dining at Coconut Bay Resort

Never been to an all-inclusive resort, and frankly, wasn’t expecting much from the food. “Mon,”as they say on the island, was I surprised by Coconut Bay Resort in St. Lucia.

Arrivals are greeted with a glass of champagne. Nice touch.

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The Strange Case of the 20 Nutmeg Recipe

Add 20 Nutmegs??

According to canada.com, a simple typo in a Swedish magazine led to four people being poisoned. Actually they developed symptoms like dizziness and headaches. Seems a recipe for apple cake was posted, and “Instead of calling for two pinches of nutmeg, it said 20 nutmeg nuts were needed.”

I happen to like nutmeg but a little goes a long way. I can’t imagine anyone grating 20 nutmegs and folding all that into a batter.

But, speaking of apple cake, here is one of my favorite recipes, a perfect seasonal treat.

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