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Back in Black…or at Least Blogging

6 Sep

Food JefeI’ve been deficient in my blogging. I’ve found Twitter to be an easier way to quickly post things. I’m now back and committed to posting a blog here at least once a week. Here I go….

September is here, but it’s going to be 81 degrees here. I love it, but it makes us still want to eat light. We decided to celebrate a weekend together (girls are both now home) by having Pato de Taco (Duck Tacos). The recipe is featured on this blog. I think I call it Pato de Dan or Pato de Jefe. I will have to work out something.

Bottom line ~ I’m back to blogging some of the cool things we are eating. As we move into Fall and Winter, there are plenty of opportunities to talk about food. In fact, I may expand my posts to include fine spirits, wine, beer, and cigars. I welcome your comments and also invite you to follow me on Twitter. You can see my tweets on this blog – @TheFoodJefe.

Eat well and prosper…


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Hamburguesas Colombianas

13 Dec


Home run just hit after it looked like it only had warning track depth…

Here’s the deal. I found this fantastic new recipe for hamburgers on one of my favorite web sites, My Colombian Recipes. Erica Dinho is a Colombian in New York and I avidly follow her Twitter account to stay current on her recipes. I found this recipe for Hamburguesas Colombianas. I decided to make these for Esposita as she had a long week of commuting for work. Remember, I’m a stay at home, work from home hubbie. I figured it might score me some points.

It didn’t exactly go as planned. I probably didn’t chop up the scallions and onions as well as Erica might have. A little chunky. I also added an egg because it seemed to dry for me. When I went to the slaw, that’s where I ran into problems. I don’t have a food processor. Yes, you read correctly…no food processor. I only read the ingredients before I went shopping. So I had to call an audible. I decided to turn the slaw into a sauce. I mixed the mayo, the sour cream, lime juice, salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin all together and whisked vigorously. Tasted pretty good. I was still nervous though as I went to pick up Esposita. I thought my home run drive might land in deep left centerfield. Warning track power only. Why did I feel this way? The onions were a little chunky and I had to deviate from a perfectly good recipe because I didn’t read ahead.

Esposita got home and the house actually smelled great. She started eating my sauce with the Sea Salt potato chips before I even started grilling. I was scared she was going to finish it off before the burgers came out! Bottom line is the burgers and the sauce were home runs. Esposita said the burger was her new favorite. I’m not sure if she was exaggerating but she ate it all up!

Here you go…I’m going to let you check out Erica’s web site for the real recipe. I’ve got a backup for the food processor and I’m going to try it again. The beauty of this dish is the cumin and paprika. They really make the burger and the sauce pop. Make your next burger special by cooking it Colombian style!

Eat well,


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