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Okay, so I have a flat tire and can't get it fixed until... well... sometime later than now... so I'll just post about food...

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My son and S.O. visited...and offered to cook... she is the genuine article when it comes to Mexican cuisine and I was thrilled to watch her cook... the pix don't do justice to the food but I can guarantee that it was all fantastic!

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They also made Sangria (and here again, I missed all the fresh fruit to be had in California)

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He was the preparations side of their chefdom... they really enjoy cooking together... it was sweet to watch them.

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That's enough for food pix... but here's an excellent food blog

http://www.tastespotting.com/

Date: 2007-10-13 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greyarea.livejournal.com
Well blow me, I never knew that the carob and tamarind were the same thing. We have a carob tree in our place in Cyprus, I wonder if I can use that to make tamarind from that?

I was much the same growing up - we never had chinese, indian, mexican; not even food from a lot closer to home like italian. TBH I don't really know we *did* eat :S

Date: 2007-10-13 04:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sobelle.livejournal.com
okay... I may have misunderstood my clerks because I just googled and in reading further, the carob and tamarind *are* related but NOT the same...

::sigh:: off to read more...

The tamarind is a sort of bean. Or rather, a sort of bean pod.

It belongs to a subfamily of the Leguminaceae, which has only one other well-known member, the carob. This makes perfect sense if you see it - "Tamarindus indica" has a big, flat pod much like a carob's.

Date: 2007-10-13 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Carobs are Ceratonia siliqua. Tamarinds are Tamarindus indica L.
They are a related species though. www.tradewindsfruit.com/tamarind.htm
Oh look at that, tamarinds can survive temps as low as 28F. Does it get that cold where you are Sobelle?
R.

Date: 2007-10-13 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sobelle.livejournal.com
Oh yeah... it gets much colder than that... we get lots of freezy goodness here (see my other reply to you below) we get snow and ice and it's a WET cold... yuck!

::sigh::

for SO many years I've labored under the mistaken idea that carob and tamarind were the same... not that it really matters but it's just one of those things that you take on someone's word and don't look any further... and ME with GOOGLE?!

::hangs head in shame!::

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