Spice

Jambalaya Recipe - Food Gypsy

Spicy, Saucy Jambalaya – Recipe

March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jambalaya, they call it a peasant’s dish.  A one dish meal made from a bit pf chicken, a couple of links of sausage, whatever seafood you have on hand, an onion, a couple of tomatoes,...

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Navara, Confit Pig's Cheek - Food Gypsy

Navarra Restaurant… like Nirvana but better

February 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

Navarra – a region in northern Spain, southwest France, inhabited by the Basque.  Nirvana – in shamanic thought, the state of being free from suffering.  Both apply.Fine dining in Ottawa’s trendy Byward Market, parking is...

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Sexy Food, Natural Aphrodisiacs- Food Gypsy

Sexy Food – Natural Aphrodisiacs

February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s HOT in the kitchen. Valentine’s Day; a much hyped, often loaded, celebration of love. In doing a bit of Food Gypsy research I unearthed a few natural aphrodisiacs that could add a little...

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Ottawa's Mekong Restaurant - Food Gypsy

Mekong Asian Cuisine, My Favorite(Ottawa)Asian

January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Headline: Picky Vancouver girl finds great Asian food at Ottawa's Mekong Restaurant, plans to be adopted by restaurateur....

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In the heart of Old Havana, off Plaza de Armas, lined with book sellers and merchants, is a large awning covered outdoor restaurant lined with potted flowers and ferns – Cafe La Mina. ...

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Annatto Seeds - Food Gypsy

Tastes of Mexico – Annatto Seeds

July 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Annatto, sometimes called Roucou, is a derivative of the achiote trees of tropical regions of the Americas, used to produce a red food coloring and also as flavouring. Its scent is slightly peppery with...

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Sriracha Hot Sauce - Food Gypsy

Some like it hot… sauce

July 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

From the intense heat and flavours of Mexico to the milder side of spice in Cuba, to the amplified heat of Belize and finally the sweet, tangy chili of Honduras; a little tour of...

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One experience leads to the next, the journey of taste, the sensation of pleasure, the seduction of… vanilla. Food Gypsy dives deep into vanilla, traveling Mexico to find the perfect, sweet, bean. ...

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