Chicken Mole with Cocoa Nibs

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I love it when friends come to visit and bring foodie presents. As that sounds greedy and ungracious, let me re-phrase it. I love it when friends come to visit, full stop. But when they also bring imaginative gifts because they know I love to cook, it’s a bonus.

This is how I acquired a bag of cocoa nibs Continue reading

Chicken Fajitas With Tomatillo Salsa

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North American readers (and Mexicans) can look away now because this is everyday stuff to them, but I’d never eaten a tomatillo until we were staying with our friends Matthew and Richard in north New York state. Matthew, a superb cook, bought some in the local market and made a fabulous green salsa. Continue reading