I would like to inform you about Spain’s Great Match – a celebration of Spanish culture including wines, food and design from Spain.
They are offering two free tickets* to give away to my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment here, be 21+ and that you will be in New York on that date.
The event is taking place on Tuesday, September 24 at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 w.18th street from 7-9:30pm. Enjoy wine tasting from Spain’s most famous producers, unlimited signature tapas from NYC’s premier Spanish restaurants and a design exhibition from renowned Spanish designer, Luis Eslava. The cost per person is $75. VIP tickets are available for $125, which include pre-event wine tasting and a cooking demonstration from renowned Mallorcan chef Andreu Genestra, and a presentation by Luis Eslava. Tickets can be purchased on:
http://spainsgreatmatch2013.eventbrite.com/ This is a 21+ event. #GreatMatchNYC
Using this promotion code will give you $15 off regularly priced tickets (VIP not included). Promocode: GREATMATCH
Click here for event invitation and details: Spain’s_Great_Match_2013_Consumer_invitation
On September 12th I will put names of the people who have commented on my blog in a hat and will have my neighbor pick two names. I will immediately inform you so that we may give you your pass.
Don’t forget to leave a comment and I hope to see you there!
Que Viva España!
This month’s Creative Cooking Crew theme was either a fruit or vegetable presented three different ways.
I decided on fruit…that gorgeous cucumber…refreshing, low cal and delicious.
Where do I begin…The Creative Cooking Crew’s theme this month is “stuff it”…well I got to the point of telling them to “stuff it”…how frustrated was I that this was my third try at this post.
This soup came to be as I was lying around recouping from my fractured shoulder, yes another bump for me.
April’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was to make a sandwich using the letters BLT…not the norm; bacon, lettuce and tomato. I decided on going Mediterranean and letting my guest build their own.
This was a fun challenge and I was able to use so many fresh ingredients.
Marinated lamb overnight with yogurt, oregano, red pepper, nutmeg, garlic, cinnamon, mint, salt /pepper, then grilled.
I used equal parts of parsley and mint, 1/3 cup bulgur wheat, tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, lemon juice,virgin olive oil and my touch, fresh herbs.
Buttermilk-tahini dressing adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Husband and friend, Ines approved.
Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Greek, International Dishes, Meats, Vegetarian
Tagged Black pepper, Bulgur, Cook, Olive oil, Scallion, Tabbouleh, Tahini, Tomato
While I was making the Colcannon, I was watching one of my favorite chefs, Laura Calder (French Cooking at Home) on the Cooking Channel. Her recipe for Beer Bird calls for Cornish Hens. I decided on using the whole leg and thigh.
This chicken was so delicious that I decided to make it the star of this post…
This month Laz and Joan of the Creative Cooking Crew decided on choosing 4 items to be incorporated in a dish. They were Granny Smith apples, vinegar, nut butter and bacon.
Took me a while to come up with this idea and was injured while preparing it. Using my mandolin I sliced the apples and my hand.