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Karl’s Tapas: Albóndigas de Cordero (Lamb Meatballs)

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. I had left over lamb mixture from my stuffed pepper tapas. Meatballs are another form of tapas, and an easy solution to the problem of what to do with my excess. In Spain, they would usually be served with some kind of sauce on the side.

Karl’s Tapas Albóndigas de Cordero (Lamb Meatballs)

Karl’s Tapas
Albóndigas de Cordero
(Lamb Meatballs

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Karl’s Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup)

Adapted from a Leite’s Culinaria recipe

Most of the people of Portuguese ancestry in San Jose actually come from the Azores. Although many families have been here for more than one hundred years, they still maintain a strong sense of cultural identity and family ties to the home islands. If they have room in their yard for a garden, you may be sure that kale is growing in there. Caldo Verde, green broth, a kale and potato soup is a staple of Portuguese cuisine.

Karl’s Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup)

Karl’s Caldo Verde
Portuguese Kale Soup

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Karl’s Basque Chicken in a Clay Pot II

Karl’s Basque Chicken in a Clay Pot II

Karl’s Basque Chicken in a Clay Pot II

This recipe started out as one of the challenges that Myr wrote about when she set up this blog. The Sunday before this dinner one word was announced at the dinner table, “Basque.” While I have been to Basque restaurants and I knew that I liked the food, I had never attempted to make any Basque dishes before. This is my idea of a good time, searching the Internet for a cuisine that I have never tried and knew little about.

What makes a dish “Basque?” The Basques live in the area of southwestern France and across the border in Spain. Continue reading


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