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6 x December 15, 2016 - January 4, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com FREE VALET PARKING • RESERVATION REQUIRED CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 “The same goes for grapes,” she said. “And some people place grape seeds in their wallets to bring prosperity. Pork is popular, too, but don’t eat chicken or turkey, because they bring bad luck.” In Peru, it’s popular to ring in the new year with a pisco sour, according to Ivan Colombier, owner of the El Inka Grill Ceviche restaurants in Dr. Phillips and Hunter’s Creek. “It’s a traditional Peruvian brandy mixed with freshly squeezed lime juice and a touch of organic agave nectar,” he said. “It’s a very refreshing cocktail.” As far as food goes, comida criolla, or typical home cooking, reigns. “My mom would make a homey beef or chicken stew with rice and let it simmer for hours,” said Ivan, who was raised in New York by Peruvian parents who cherished the traditions of their home city of Lima, Peru. If you don’t have a tradition of your own, maybe your family can adopt a new one to celebrate this year. Black-Eyed Peas 1 pound dried black-eyed peas 2-3 ham hocks 1 onion, diced 1-2 teaspoons Morton’s seasoning salt 1-2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Soak dried black-eyed peas in water for about one hour. Drain. Place peas, ham hocks and onion in slow cooker. Cover with water. Start cooker on high until beans are very hot and begin to boil. Add 1 teaspoon each of Morton’s seasoning salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Turn heat down to medium or low and simmer beans for 6-8 hours. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired by adding more onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Yields about five servings. ª

www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x December 15, 2016 - January 4, 2017 x 7 PICTURE MY PET! Submit your purrr-fect pet photos for Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s 16th annual pet photo contest! Southwest Orlando’s picture-perfect pets will be featured in our Feb. 16 issue. All photos must be received by Jan. 25 and will be returned after the issue date. Mail photos to: Kearney Publishing Corp., P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786; email to Lauren@kearneypublishing.com; or upload online at www.southwestorlandobulletin.com. Please include name, pet’s name, address, neighborhood and phone number on entry. For more information, call 407-351-1573, option 4. * Must be a Southwest resident to participate. Dogs • Cats • Birds • Reptiles Rabbits • Fish • Rodents • Horses • Etc.