Over the years I have been asked about various foods that people have heard are hard or impossible to find here; peanut butter and sour cream heading the list.
We have many choices for both.
One that I was surprised to find here, but no one has asked about, is maple syrup. It just seemed uniquely American.
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Pumpkins and Puppies Number 3: feeding frenzy with the big dogs.
I grew these miniature pumpkins 2 years ago.
They were perfect single serving size and just demanded being stuffed.
Mini Pumpkins Stuffed with Ham, Walnuts and Sage
Total time: 30 minutes
- 2 tiny pumpkins
- 1.5oz (45gr) walnuts, broken in half
- 3 slices Prosciutto or other dry-cured ham, roughly
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This is the last one…..
I still have a few left, but they’re just going to be sliced and roasted for a vegetable side dish.
I was thinking I should do something sweet with the stuffing for the last one.
I have maple syrup….
Maple syrup makes me think of pancakes and pancakes make me think of breakfast … Continue reading.....
I could never find real (or fake) maple syrup in Andorra or Ireland.
But I found it in France: Canadian Maple Syrup.
I didn’t puzzle over it too much; I was just happy with my good fortune.
Then, one year at a Christmas market, I saw a big pavilion featuring the foods and products of Quebec.
Sometimes I am amazed … Continue reading.....
I have a treasured bottle of maple syrup in my fridge that I found in a gourmet store in Spain, of all places. I've had it 5 years now, must be time to start using it.
Pork Chops with Maple Syrup
2 – 4 pork chops, depending on size, 10 – 12 oz total weight (I used 2 boneless)
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