Archives for September 2014

A FOUR DAY VISIT TO PHILLY

Good morning. I just returned last night from a four day visit to Philly, having made a very last minute and impulsive decision to visit my son who just moved to Philadelphia after graduating college.  He deferred law school to take a 2 year Teach For America job in the inner city of South Philly. […]

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THE BEST TASTING THING I EVER PUT IN MY MOUTH

Hi! Continuing my weeklong series on Spanish Tapas, today I’m sharing the most deliciously rich and sinful recipe of them all. It is without question the best tasting thing I ever put in my mouth!  What is it? A SPANISH STYLE STUFFED DATE What makes these stuffed dates so sinfully delicious? Well, it’s the savory […]

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QUESO MANCHEGO CON MEMBRILLO

Hello! Today I am continuing to bring you recipes for the Spanish Tapas we enjoyed during My Spanish Style Birthday Party at The Cooking Block.  Today I thought I’d share the easiest recipe of all: Queso Manchego con Membrillo. I imagine most of you have heard of Manchego cheese.  It is a cheese made from sheep’s milk […]

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PAN CON TOMATE

Hello! As promised, this week I’ll be sharing the recipes for the great food we enjoyed at My Spanish Style Birthday Party.  So lets start with this simple dish that, although it has its origin in the Catalan region of Spain, it truly is ubiquitous to Tapas Bars all throughout Spain: Pan Con Tomate. A […]

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THE DREGS

Hi there! Last time we met, I shared with you a post about My Spanish Style Birthday Party. I celebrated at a wonderful place in Redlands, California, called The Cooking Block. The Cooking Block is a very unique place.  Opperated by Chef John Shrader, it is a “block” of commercial kitchens where producers of food […]

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MY SPANISH STYLE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Hola! Last weekend I attended a wonderful housewarming party. My dear friend Maureen wanted to show her beautiful new Lake Arrowhead home to all her friends.  She hired my friend John Shrader to cater the party and it reminded me that I have yet to post about John, his wonderful business called The Cooking Block […]

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