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Sep

04

Recipe of the Week: Ropa Vieja

When you think of old clothes, ‘tasty’ isn’t the first thing to pop into your mind.  Instead you might envision shredded pieces of fabric that certainly aren’t edible. However, when it comes to Cuban, ropa vieja,- which is stringy pieces of beef in a tasty sauce- your palate is begging ‘more please!’ Get ready to dig into this scrumptious traditional dish.

 

Ingredients: 

2 1/2 Flank steak 

5 tbsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper (to taste)


Aug

30

Live from Cuba: Beating the Heat

The weather here in Cuba can get a little warm during the summertime. Locals regularly comment on the 90º weather, saying ‘que clase de calor!’(It’s so hot), dragging chairs outside on the sidewalk in the early evening for a breath of cooler air. For visitors from cooler climes, the temperatures can be too much to handle.


Aug

29

Recipe of the Week: Boniatillo

You can’t go wrong with Cuban sweet potato pudding. This super sweet treat is sure to  satisfy your sweet tooth and tummy!


Aug

14

Our Girl in Havana: A City for Cinephiles

Eating my ice cream at Coppelia, I can’t help but think of the striking first scene of Oscar-nominated 1993 Cuban film Fresa y Chocolate. The title refers to flavours of ice cream, one representing the gay and creative while the other represents the straight in both sexual and political terms.


Aug

13

Recipe of the Week: Moros y Cristianos

The name of this popular dish dates back to the 8th century when the Moors invaded Spain. The black beans symbolize the Moors & the white rice the Christians. This easy to make and even easier to enjoy recipe is sure to be a hit at your dinner table. Serve it with ropa vieja, vaca frita or by its tasty self!


Aug

06

Recipe of the Week: Arroz con Leche

Warm, creamy and deliciously sweet, arroz con leche is one of the many desserts that Cubans can’t get enough of. Whether you prefer the classic recipe or like to add your own special ingredients (nuts, fruits, etc) this tasty treat is sure to put a smile on your face! 

 

Ingredients: 

•1/2 cup Rice

•1 Cinnamon stick

•Lemon rind

• 4 cups Milk

•1 cup Sugar

• 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

•Pinch of salt

•1 1/2 cup water

 


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