Monday, August 17, 2009

Food in Dallas

I was in Dallas from Aug 6-9 for an AMAZING women business owners conference for While I was there I had dinner at Mi Cocina in Downtown Dallas. Really good Tex Mex food and the service was outstanding! I also ate in the bar of Nana Restaurant one night at the top of the Anatole Hilton. The food and views there were amazing! His french fries in Truffle oil were to die for! Tonight I am making Bobby Flay's Pork Shoulder Rajas with Quick Kimchi in Lettuce Leaves with Kojuchang Sauce. I cannot wait to eat it. You can get the recipe here: Have a great day and have fun cooking!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Enjoy your time cooking in the kitchen with love!

“The kitchen is where the action is, where the big conversation is happening. It's the place to be.”
— Chef Jewels Elmore

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Julia Childs birthday is August 15th

I just got an email from Sur La Table. They are celebrating Julia's birthday this Sat. at all their store locations. Go check it out!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy National Farmers Market Week!

Hi - I just voted in the "Love Your Farmers Market" contest sponsored by and to help my favorite market, Encinitas Downtown Main St. Farmers' Market, win a grand prize of $5,000. I care about promoting fresh, local and healthy foods, and I need your help to get enough votes to help Encinitas Downtown Main St. Farmers' Market win. Please vote here: If you don't live in Encinitas, please vote for your favorite local farmer's market. Support your local growers! Happy Cooking!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Julie & Julia

The premiere of Julie and Julia was wonderful last night. Thank you to the San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival for the tickets. I can't wait for the festival again this year. I am looking forward to working and attending again this year. If you love food and cooking you will love the movie, esp. if you are a Julia Child fan. She made an amazing Beef Bourguignon I am going to make next week. You can find it here, I was drooling as we left the theater. Definitely check it out when it comes out on Fri.

Yesterday I made homemade mushroom and Canadian bacon pizza for lunch. I wanted Pepperoni but was out. We always use Alton Brown's dough recipe. It's awesome. I have been using it for years. You can find it here

Have a great day and Happy Cooking!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Long beach Crawfish Festival and more!

The Long Beach Crawfish festival was fun, the crawfish of course were amazing as they were the highlight of the day. The music was not as good as it was last year nor was the attendance. It seemed as though last years was much bigger.

I made the Rachael Ray pasta salad on Friday for our TGIF jazz in the park concert and it was good, I got great reviews from the friends who were with us. I will warn you though, it took way longer for me to make it than Rachael did on TV. Here's the recipe,

Saturday night we had dinner at a great little restaurant in Long Beach. We have been wanting to eat there for years, great food, great service, and great art. It's called Utopia and it is owned by two partners. We met one last year when we were up there for the crawfish festival. We met the other on Sat night. He is Persian (really nice guy); we talked to him for a while. The specialty of the restaurant is lamb. I hear it's amazing. We will try it next time. My husband ordered the chicken parmesan and it was excellent. I highly recommend it with a glass of red wine. I had the steak salad which was good too with the Malbec we ordered.

Tonight we are going to see the premier of Julie and Julia. I will let you know how it is tomorrow. Have a great day and happy cooking!