A few weeks ago, I had a particularly busy weekend.
The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District had its annual native plant sale on Saturday, and I picked up some new low-maintenance plants for the garden. But since I was already going to be working outside – and because the weather was so freakin’ great for February – Emily and I went up to our favorite garden center, Cistus Nursery up on Sauvie Island.
About a year ago, Emily was out and I didn’t have a dinner plan. I scrolled through my Pepperplate app on my iPad, looking for something worth cooking, when I found something I’d tagged from my bachelor days: koshari.
Last night, as I prepared skoudehkaris, the national dish of Djibouti, my wife asked what was in the meal.
So I hope you’re wondering why on earth I’m writing a blog about food from Cabo Verde.
After all, B comes before M in the alphabet, and I did Cambodia in the first round – so what gives?
The last dish on Round One was kind of like the boss level of a video game: Something I knew I had to overcome, but wasn’t necessarily happy about it. Continue reading