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Grand Marnier Strawberry Sauce -Spring Flavours

Grand Marnier Strawberry Sauce -Spring Flavours

    Nothing like fresh Spring flavours. Strawberries are on top of my list of vibrant and flavorful spring foods. I’m planning to grow my own, next year for sure. On the mean time, I got some of these gorgeous passion red strawberries from the market. They are big, beautiful and juicy. The taste of this sauce will remind you that spring is HERE.     The ingredients are: About 12 large strawberries. One whole lime, the juice and zest. A couple of medium … Read entire article »

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Where will you rest when you die? -Sarcophagi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Where will you rest when you die? -Sarcophagi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Where will you rest when you die? Have you ever thought what your coffin will look like when you pass away? I spent a whole afternoon starring at the gorgeous sculptures at the MET. Fascinated by the intricacies and drama of each piece, I lost myself in the surroundings of our ancient civilizations. The collection of Greek and Roman art at the … Read entire article »

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    I recently spent a few days in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.     I was camping at the Great Hall when one of the security guards asked me to leave, they had to kick me out of it. Ok, it didn’t happened that way. But it actually took me 3 days to see the entire museum.     It’s so inspiring to be surrounded by … Read entire article »

Baked Spanish Tortilla with Mushrooms and Peppers

Baked Spanish Tortilla with Mushrooms and Peppers

    This is a little variation to “Tortilla Española”, since Spanish don’t use the oven. They only use a fry pan. You could play with the veggies, adding all sort of peppers. Sometimes I even use broccoli.         Here are the ingredients:     Preheat oven to 375 degrees. First let’s start by chopping all the vegetables.     In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the potatoes, bell pepper, … Read entire article »

Crazy HOT Salsa

Crazy HOT Salsa

    I love spicy-hot salsas, green, red, orange, brown, yellow…I don’t care what color they are, as long as they are HOT.     Since today is Cinco de Mayo and it’s all about eating spicy food. Ok, maybe it’s not. It’s actually about the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla, back in 1862. It’s about celebrating with your … Read entire article »

Eggplant Pasta with Garlic and Rosemary

Eggplant Pasta with Garlic and Rosemary

    The sauce in this recipe is robust in flavor and texture, yet so easy to make. You could substitute the pasta for chicken. Or even add sausages. It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and about 25 minutes of total cooking time.     Here are the ingredients needed: Also, some salt and freshly ground pepper.     I almost forget, Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese.     First, … Read entire article »

Beef with lime and Capers

Beef with lime and Capers

    The capers and lime juice add a sharp contrast to the buttery Italian sauce. Today’s ingredients are:     In a mixing bowl beat the 2 eggs.     Season with salt and pepper.     Add the shredded beef and mix well until all the meat is cover with the egg mixture. Drain off any excess.     In a pan or baking sheet add a cup the flour and season with … Read entire article »

Spring Blossoms – Sharing some flowers and a poem by Emily Dickinson

Spring Blossoms – Sharing some flowers and a poem by Emily Dickinson

    “A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period — When March is scarcely here A Color stands abroad On Solitary Fields That Science cannot overtake But Human Nature feels. It waits upon the Lawn, It shows the furthest Tree Upon the furthest Slope you know It almost speaks to you. Then as Horizons step Or Noons report away Without the Formula of sound It passes and we stay — A … Read entire article »

Insalata Caprese with a small twist

Insalata Caprese with a small twist

    This is my version of Insalata Caprese. My little twist is substituting mozzarella for queso freso (fresh cheese). I love this salad, it makes me feel healthier after the first bite!     Here are the ingredients:     Cut the tomatoes, into thin slices. I used four tomatoes this time. Also, slice the cheese.     For the dressing: In a bowl, add one tablespoon of olive oil.     Then, one tablespoon … Read entire article »

Sopes -Mexican Flavours

Sopes -Mexican Flavours

    Sopes are significantly thicker than tortillas. Regardless of their difference in shape, they can be topped with the same fillings, such as beans, chicken, cheese, avocado, you name it. For this sope version, I didn’t add lard or vegetable shortening to the masa dough. My Mom always make sopes this way, she always says we need to watch our figure The … Read entire article »