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MY SPANISH GRANDMOTHER’S GAZPACHO RECIPE

Hi there! If you’ve been following along here lately you’re aware of the fact that in 4 weeks we will be hosting our son’s wedding here at our home in Lake Arrowhead, California. Because the bride and groom are busy professionals living in Chicago, I have been charged with the wedding planning. So, what has […]

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MY SPANISH GRANDMOTHER’S FLAN RECIPE

Hello there. Thanks for stopping in today. As a first generation American of Spanish descent, I’m a real lover of authentic Spanish food. Here in California, when you speak of Spanish food, most folks think you’re talking about Mexican food, which really could not be further from Spanish food than, say, Chinese. It’s extremely difficult […]

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A PAELLA MAKING TUTORIAL

Hello there! Last week was my dear friend Dave’s birthday and it was also our turn to host our monthly Comfort Food Dinner. My Comfort Foodie Friends had asked me to prepare Spanish Comfort Food for them and what better Spanish Comfort Food is there than Paella? So, in honor of Dave’s birthday I am […]

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SPANISH STYLE CHICKEN FRICASSEE

Hello. Today I thought I’d bring you one of my favorite recipes: Spanish Style Chicken Fricassee. Chicken Fricassee is a classic one-pot-wonder of a comfort food recipe, with many variations depending on the country of origin. For example, the French use cream and mushrooms in their Fricassee. My Puerto Rican stepmother adds potatoes and cilantro […]

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TOO BUSY TO BLOG

Hello! Sorry for the radio silence recently. I hate to say it but I’ve been too busy to blog. I really can’t believe I’m saying that because it goes against everything I believe in. You see, I have several mottos in life and one of them is this: You are never too busy for anything. […]

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HOW TO DINE LIKE GWYNETH PALTROW IN SPAIN

Greetings. In my last post we visited the Alhambra and its beautiful Generalife, a fantasyland left behind by the Moorish Sultans that once ruled Southern Spain. After our visit to the Alhambra, we met up with our driver who took us to the nearby area known as Albaicín, the ancient Arabic quarter of the city […]

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A TOUR OF MY KITCHEN

Good morning. The 3rd Annual Lake Arrowhead Kitchen Tour featuring my kitchen and 4 others took place last Saturday and was a grand success!  Like any event thrown for 200 people, it was a monumental effort.  From the planning, to the shopping, to the prepping, to the execution, to the clean up, it took a […]

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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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