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Old 10-14-2012, 09:21 AM   #56701
 
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Ugh.

Your ceaseless negativity is so predictable, it isn't even believable anymore.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #56702
 
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Every time I see recipes for moro I cringe just a little. My mother's moro, which she learned from her mother, is the one I make. But it seems most people don't make moro like that. They add a kitchen sinkful of seasonings that just don't belong. Whenever I taste moro from other kitchens I always think they taste mostly terrible. I can taste all the unbearable sofrito/sazón and I just can't even finish them. And hey, people frequently tell my mother she makes the best moro and request it/coyly mention how much they love it when they're visiting, so it's not just us being used to it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:40 AM   #56703
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Every time I see recipes for moro I cringe just a little. My mother's moro, which she learned from her mother, is the one I make. But it seems most people don't make moro like that. They add a kitchen sinkful of seasonings that just don't belong. Whenever I taste moro from other kitchens I always think they taste mostly terrible. I can taste all the unbearable sofrito/sazón and I just can't even finish them. And hey, people frequently tell my mother she makes the best moro and request it/coyly mention how much they love it when they're visiting, so it's not just us being used to it.
You must share the recipe, for comparison purposes
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #56707
 
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I can't give you an exact recipe, SIB. It's just lots of onion sliced and fried until very dark brown to the point where you fear they'll burn, but they don't. Then the tomato paste (not too much, too much tomato paste is a common moro offender), beans (dried and cooked, my mother will only use canned beans in extreme cases; she makes moro de guandules with frozen rather than canned), part of the bean cooking liquid along with fresh water, to the boil, rice, salt, freshly ground black pepper (though she's stopped thanks to my dad's paranoia that black pepper is spicy).
I've recently gotten her into the tiniest piece of star anise in with the onions. Star anise works to boost umami and its faint sweetness is really nice and something nobody can figure out. She mostly uses it for moro de lentejas, though. We tend to pull it out unless it's a really small piece before the rice gets covered.
She sometimes adds a very small amount of garlic to moro de guandules.
We finish moro with chopped cilantro or thinly sliced scallions.
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Actually what you mentioned is pretty much what my grandma told me to do over the phone, except without the star anise and black pepper (she didn't tell me to add it but I did anyway). And I didn't have any verdura to top it off. She also told me to add a tiny bit of vinegar

Oh and I used canned beans because I don't remember how to make them. Plus, the moro is the only time I eat beans but only the black one for moro.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:07 AM   #56709
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:34 AM   #56710
 
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Does my best friend not understand that I am on a dark wave/haunting music kick and can be bothered with talk of TWD? Not yet at least. He is so excited, and on a texting roll. Any the ways, I'm hung up on these songs today.

Bella Lugosi, Nouvelle Vague style

http://youtu.be/qv5QLr_TQ3g

Safe and Sound

http://youtu.be/RzhAS_GnJIc

The Killing Moon, another great NV cover

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Cold Water. This song makes every hair on my body stand up.

http://youtu.be/gsaEHpf1Zlk

Sprout and the Bean. Joanna Newsom is captivatingly eerie with her unusual voice & harp.

http://youtu.be/jqXKMJ-yVVw
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:37 AM   #56711
 
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Actually what you mentioned is pretty much what my grandma told me to do over the phone, except without the star anise and black pepper (she didn't tell me to add it but I did anyway). And I didn't have any verdura to top it off. She also told me to add a tiny bit of vinegar

Oh and I used canned beans because I don't remember how to make them. Plus, the moro is the only time I eat beans but only the black one for moro.
I find recipes that don't even include onions! And when I've bought moro or eaten it in other people's homes, it's tomato paste and oregano and garlic, and the characteristic flavor of stale refrigerated sofrito, not to mention packets of sazón all up in there. I cannot! My dad's cousin on the perpetual no rice diet always breaks it for my mom's moro.

Black pepper freshly ground, by the way. Already ground black pepper is of the devil.

There's nothing to remember for beans. You just soak them overnight (though brining beans --- just adding salt to that soaking water--- makes the best beans) then cook them in fresh water until creamy and tender but not mushy. The beans are then ready to use for whatever you need them.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #56712
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Does my best friend not understand that I am on a dark wave/haunting music kick and can be bothered with talk of TWD? Not yet at least. He is so excited, and on a texting roll. Any the ways, I'm hung up on these songs today.

Bella Lugosi, Nouvelle Vague style

Nouvelle Vague~ Bela Lugosi's Dead - YouTube

Safe and Sound

Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars - Safe & Sound (The Hunger Games) - YouTube

The Killing Moon, another great NV cover

Nouvelle Vague - The Killing Moon - YouTube

Cold Water. This song makes every hair on my body stand up.

Damien Rice - Cold Water - YouTube

Sprout and the Bean. Joanna Newsom is captivatingly eerie with her unusual voice & harp.

Joanna Newsom - Sprout and the Bean (06-05-04) - YouTube
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #56713
 
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How could my brain betray me with the absolutely horrifying dream I had last night.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #56714
 
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I can't remember if I used oregano but I only used a bit of sofrito and tomato paste. It came out really good but not as dark as I was expecting. My mom said it's because I used canned beans instead of homemade
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:19 AM   #56715
 
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Does my best friend not understand that I am on a dark wave/haunting music kick and can be bothered with talk of TWD? Not yet at least. He is so excited, and on a texting roll. Any the ways, I'm hung up on these songs today.

Bella Lugosi, Nouvelle Vague style

http://youtu.be/qv5QLr_TQ3g

Safe and Sound

http://youtu.be/RzhAS_GnJIc

The Killing Moon, another great NV cover

http://youtu.be/5ywiPKmheec

Cold Water. This song makes every hair on my body stand up.

http://youtu.be/gsaEHpf1Zlk

Sprout and the Bean. Joanna Newsom is captivatingly eerie with her unusual voice & harp.

http://youtu.be/jqXKMJ-yVVw
Do you have Pandora? Their Ghostly Grooves Channel is playing stuff like that.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #56716
 
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How could my brain betray me with the absolutely horrifying dream I had last night.
This happens to me, too. All I can figure is that some seed or thread of the subject is in there somewhere, and the ball of fantasy on the roulette wheel of dreams just happened to land there.

(I dream about cleaning my old house, and about my Godmother's house, all the time. It's very painful.)
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #56717
 
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You are welcome, Speck. It's my favorite, beautiful, music to be/get lost in.

RCC, I do not have Pandora, but I now wish I did. They used to have a channel on Sirius that played Dark Wave every Friday night, for hours. I'm not sure if the still do the show or not.

I have most on my iPod or in my CD collection, so I'm set. Or at least wont be without.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #56718
 
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I found shiritaki tofu noodles, awesome squash and zucchini, awesome bread, awesome apples, VARIETY OF KEFIR. THIS GROCERY STORE IS AMAZING. Too far away though, why can't the groceries store close by be decent.

None of the grocery stores near by have kefir at all. not even tetrapack almond milk. I NEED TETRA PACKS. I hate this place. You would think we would have variety since we're a tourist capital. Nah, Jk. That would make no sense.

eating a bowl of cranberries (whoa, probably will put them in kefir later for a snack) and an avocado and turkey lettuce sandwhich. And coconut water, and kefir.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #56719
 
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I could really go for some lemon slices right now. Guess a lime will have to do.
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I could really go for some lemon slices right now. Guess a lime will have to do.

I got a bag of lemons, trade??
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