Guava (Guayaba) Bread

In this blog post I simply want to celebrate and highlight the flavor combinations that guava (guayaba in Spanish translation) can bring to any dough-type pastry. Recently, I came across this account on Instagram and they make guava empanaditas. They allowed me to use this picture from their account. As someone who grew up around…

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich (1800-Present)

  Grilled ham and cheese sandwich can be quite common today. Wait until you read this post. This recipe has been around for quite some time. For the French it dates back to 1918, first referenced a croque-monsieur (croque French translation to English: ‘crunch.’) This is how it’s still called sometimes, even today. The grilled ham and…

Mahi Mahi and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce

Mahi Mahi and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce I felt compelled to prepare this delicious fish stew. I had some fresh fish and shrimp waiting for me to work some magic on them. This dish reminds me of Cartagena, my home town, as the base of the flavor is the coconut milk. I made it even…

Cuba Cuba – Havana-Cartagena Culture Connections

A native from the Caribbean cannot help but look for any evidence of his/her colorful, unique culture, even if it’s in a sandwich bite along the Rocky Mountains. With that in mind, I had to visit Cuba Cuba. Simply, a Cuban Sandwich place. I was gladly surprise to see ’empanadas’ and ‘tostones’ (or ‘patacones’) in their…