This month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge is cooking with spirits. This was an easy challenge for me because as the holidays approach, I start to make my “coquito” Puerto Rican eggnog.
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!
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.
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 one) and create a dish with the main ingredients being only that color. I immediately looked up the recipe.
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.