Category Archives: Spain


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


Posted in Appetizers, Bacalao, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Spain, Vinegar | 15 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

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!

Posted in Appetizers, Meats, Party Menus, Spain, Tapas | 19 Comments

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

Arroz Negro con Pulpo y Camarones a la Parrilla – Black Rice with Grilled Octopus and Shrimp

I remember the first time I saw my Mom make this dish I ran.  The way it’s made in Puerto Rico the rice is grey and it was not very appealing.  The squid comes in its own ink and it’s canned.  Not … Continue reading

Posted in Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Rice/Risotto, Seafood, Spain | 16 Comments

Tumbet Mallorquin – Majorcan Baked Vegetables

Right now I am having a love affair between two chefs.  Call it a foodie “Ménage à trois “.  Chef Eric Ripert of the famous Le Bernadin Restaurant (my all time favorite) and Chef Jose Andres’  TV show,  Made in Spain. … Continue reading

Posted in International Dishes, Spain, Uncategorized, Vegetarian | 21 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

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Children's Menus, International Dishes, Spain, Tapas | 18 Comments