I was at the store the other day and I saw a “Family Pack” of Pork Sirloin chops on sale. So, on a whim I picked up a package for Yes!Chef! When Yes!Chef! saw the package in the refrigerator, I shouted “Surprise. Happy Birthday! It’s a food challenge!” Yes, it was Y!C!’s birthday and he […]Read More How ’bout them apples…Pork with Apples
I think love and strawberries go together. After all, you can dip strawberries in chocolate, or drop them into champagne, or slice them up and serve with ice cream drizzled with chocolate. All of these are romantic and put you in the mind for love. And between Yes!Chef! and myself, we have been making quite […]Read More With Much Love and Strawberries
Occasionally I teach a class on basic photography. Whenever I teach this class, I always start out with how the camera sees light and I use this photo as an example. These two photos were taken within seconds of each other and within 5 feet of each other. This beautiful woman was taking a class […]Read More I’ve seen the Light…another food photography post
We are excited to celebrate the Super Bowl this weekend because 1. Finally my NINERS have made it back to the bowl!!! And, 2. some friends of ours have asked us to come down to their beautiful home in Sacramento and spend the weekend (pictures to follow.)Read More Mexican Sweet Mini Pepper Poppers (Say that three times fast?)…Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat…
Picadillo: ( “mince”) is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling, and also Arroz a la Cubana) that is similar to hash. It is made with ground beef, tomatoes (tomato sauce may be used as a substitute), and other ingredients that vary by region. It […]Read More Crock Pot Picadillo and a Cold Winter Day
I think anyone who reads this blog knows how our family feels about home made soup. We love it. We even love soup in the summer as long as it is a cold soup like gazpacho. Many soups are also good for the waist-line (and every other body line, for that matter) and many people […]Read More Get over your wintertime blues with French Onion Soup!
Happy Apple Strudel Day! No, it’s not National Apple Strudel Day, that was June 17th (yes, there really is a National Apple Strudel Day.) I’m not sure why it is in June when apples don’t ripen until September or October, but it is the government that decides these things, after all. At any rate, since […]Read More A Little Strudel with your Apples?