Category Archives: Dinner

A Sicilian in the Kitchen

Luis’ friend Veronica generously came over and prepared the Sicilian classic, Pasta alla Norma for us in our kitchen. She is from Catania, Sicily, and learned this dish by watching her mother cook it numerous times. My memories of Catania … Continue reading

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Summer Pasta

Pasta is the world’s best dish. It is so wonderful to whip up a tasty dinner in the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta. My tomato plants have given me a couple of ripe tomatoes (with many … Continue reading

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Spanish Tortilla

I have to admit it took my a while to catch on to this Spanish staple, the tortilla. Spaniards love this dish. You see it in every bar in Spain and in every household. It seems like they never tire … Continue reading

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My Favorite Pink Sauce

I have been making this pink sauce for years. It was one of the first dishes I could make with ease without using a recipe. It is rich, creamy and sweet, and one of my favorite “comfort meals.” While the … Continue reading

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Cooking with Gwyneth

After being inspired by one of the latest stupid reality shows, Extreme Couponing, I started to actually read the supermarket adds in my Sunday paper looking for deals. My eye went straight to a Ralphs ad: Barilla pasta on sale … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

I love having lots of leftovers from Thanksgiving. The next couple of days I will heat up some for breakfast or a snack, and certainly dinner. All or our Thanksgiving meals are good, and this one was especially good. Last … Continue reading

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Oktober Fiesta at Earl’s gourmet Grub

Earl’s Gourmet Grub is a new sandwich cafe in the DMV (Downtown Mar Vista). I have never been there for their regular menu (shame on me), but I have been hearing through the grapevine that they have been hosting special … Continue reading

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