Watching March roll out real winter
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- Catskill Mountains
The tacos would be his dowry.
I gotta say what he shared of his mom's recipes has been worth my trial and error attempts to replicate.
Of course I never tasted her original recipes or his implementation of what he shared with us either, but I have always wondered what she left out so he couldn't actually give away a family treasure.
I had a friend at work whose Caribbean red beans and rice dish was out of this world. Various of her colleagues and I once upon a time shared her "secret recipe" with each after having separately asked her for it over the years. So.... yeah, not one of them was exactly the same as another.
Two of us finally confronted her on a casual lunch hour one summer day in the park. "Oh!" she exclaimed. "Yeah I always get confused between my mom's and my two aunties' recipes for those damn beans, but they are all just about the same really."
Not really! 20 years later and I still ain't got it quite right. I can remember the exact taste of those beans. That woman should confess her mom never gave HER the secret recipe either! But her own = delicious.