Category Archives: Tapas


I remember this nursery rhyme.  My primary years were spent in Venezuela and my step-mother who was American would always make us practice our English and this was one of the hardest rhymes. Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers; A peck … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Beef, Fruits, Party Menus, Something Different, Tapas, Vinegar | 20 Comments


I remember watching Rick Bayless make this green chile chorizo from Toluca, Mexico.  It has always been tucked away in the back of my mind.  When our Creative Cooking Group decided that June’s theme would be “color”.  Pick a color (just … Continue reading

Posted in International Dishes, Latin Contemporary, Meats, My recipes, Paella, Rice/Risotto, Sausage, Spain, String beans, Tapas | 28 Comments

Causa Limeña + Steak Tartare

This month’s challenge at Creative Cooking Group is nothing more than the ever-loving  meat and potatoes. The Causa is a traditional Peruvian dish made from potatoes which is served cold adding different fillings. I decided on using white, purple and sweet potatoes as I could not … Continue reading

Posted in Around Town - NYC - Restaurants, International Dishes, Latin Traditional, Meats, Party Menus, Tapas, Uncategorized | Tagged | 29 Comments

Té para Dos o Más- Tea for Two or More

Posted in Appetizers, Beef, Children's Menus, Cuban, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Party Menus, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito, Something Different, Tapas | 30 Comments


For July’s 5 Star Makeover we have to pick a classic Greek meze and make it our own.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Greek, Pork, Sausage, Tapas | 30 Comments

Albóndigas en Salsa de Almendra – Meatballs in Almond Sauce

A friend asked that I make him something different for his tapas birthday party and decided on these meatballs.  They originate from Catalonia, Spain and they deserve an Ole!

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Patatas a la Importancia – Potatoes “of Importance”

I have been absent from posting and commenting for a little while and I must apologize to all of you that I follow.  For a moment there I lost my “mojo” and was a little out of it as I … Continue reading

Posted in Meats, Spain, Tapas, Vegetarian | 11 Comments

My Picnic in Manhattan – Spanish White Bean Omelette with Serrano Ham Powder- Tortilla de Judias Blancas con Polvo de Jamon Serrano

I live In Manhattan, the West Village, New York University area.  A city that has everything to offer. If you cross West Houston you are in Soho. Near the Lower East Side, a few blocks away from China Town and Little … Continue reading

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Shishito Peppers vs. Padron Peppers

I was introduced to Padron peppers and ever since then I have had a fascination with them.  It is impossible to find them in New York and while searching I was introduced to the Shishito peppers.  They are very much … Continue reading

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