Category Archives: Appetizers

BREAKFAST: HOME MADE GRAVLAX, ZUCCHINI PANCAKES, EGG SALAD WITH YOGURT, MUSTARD AND DILL

Our Creative Cooking Crew took the Summer off and now we are back to bring you many wonderful creative dishes.

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FISH N’ CHIPS PUERTO RICAN STYLE – BACALAITOS WITH BATATA AND LAVENDER YAUTIA CHIPS

The theme for our Creative Cooking Crew for May is:  Fish n’ Chips and take it some place it’s never been before and make it your own.

Posted in Appetizers, Bacalao, Batata, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, My recipes, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Sofrito, Something Different, Tapas, Uncategorized, Yautia Lila | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

GRILLED LOBSTER AND A BIRTHDAY PARTY

I hosted a celebration for a good friend at home with members of my family and the birthday guest.  Family, friends, a good meal, wine and laughter. You cannot ask for more.

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VODKA – SAKE – TINI + IRISH SMOKED SALMON – FLAVORED CREME FREICHE ATOP A TOASTED SESAME SUSHI CRACKER

Our Creative Cooking Crew April challenge was to pair a cocktail with a canapé.  Easier said than done as I like my wine and rarely touch strong liquor except for sake and vodka on occasions. Friends came to visit from … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Seafood, Smoked Salmon, Something Different, Sushi, Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

FORBIDDEN RICE + GARLICKY OCTOPUS – ARROZ PROHIBIDO Y PULPO AL AJILLO

Our Creative Cooking Crew’s October challenge: It’s Halloween. What’s in your cauldron? Trick or treat? horror film-inspired? creepy dishes? black and orange? Interpret it as you like.  Richard, Ines and Jacob We always look forward to Halloween especially here in Manhattan. … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, My recipes, octopus, Something Different, Vinegar | 15 Comments

CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH BRAISED LEMON AND KALE

These days I am always looking for healthy meals and lots of veggies. While surfing the net, I came across this recipe from Bon Appetit.

Posted in Appetizers, Chicken, Kale, Meats | 8 Comments

TOMATO MEDLEY HONEY TART

While in Ireland this past July I had the pleasure of eating a cherry tomato honey tart created by Chef Kevin Dundon.

Posted in Appetizers, Around Town - NYC - Restaurants, Breakfast/Brunch, Puff Pastry, Tomatoes, Vegetarian | 19 Comments

OKTAPODI STA KARVOUNA TACO – GRILLED OCTOPUS TACO

I have not had time to post lately with my schedule being so hectic, but always find the time for the  Creative Cooking Crew challenges.  July’s challenge:  Taco, make it your own…take it someplace it’s never been.

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GRILLED GAZPACHO

May’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew is “what are you bringing to the BBQ?”. So many options and ideas, but what I wanted was something refreshing for a hot summer day…Gazpacho!

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, Soups - Cold/Hot, Spain | 13 Comments

CARAMELIZED ROASTED BEETS + SAUTEED BEET TOPS (REMOLACHA CARAMELIZADA CON SUS TALLOS)

I am beginning to use everything a vegetable has to offer.  Take these beets…such a simple recipe that I picked up and adapted from Canadian Chef, Laura Calder.

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