Category Archives: From the Kitchen

Ina Garten’s Book Signing

The twins and I are big fans of Ina Garten and her Food Network show Barefoot Contessa.  We love her program; her personality, her home and garden, her recipes, and how she is always cooking delicious meals for her family and friends. In November of 2012 Ina Garten came to town to promote her new cookbook Foolproof.  I thought it would be a great idea to go to her book signing with the kids. I looked into where she was coming and the closest place was going to be 45 minutes away. I really wanted to take Anjali and Rani for this event, but it was a weekday, I wasn’t sure if I wanted them to blow off an entire day of school for this.  But then as luck would have it my friend Rose called me and said there was a cancellation at one of the other book signing locations and they decided to come to Sur la Table in Santana Row instead!!  This was great news because Santana Row is 15 minutes from our home! Continue reading Ina Garten’s Book Signing

Veggie Quiche

Vegetable Quiche:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups chopped red and yellow peppers
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach chopped
  • 2 readymade frozen pie crusts
  • 3 cups grated gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sour cream or whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

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French Press Tea Anyone?

You’ve all seen the French press, it’s everywhere now.  If you are a coffee connoisseur, I’m sure you have a French press.  It’s supposed to be the best coffee gadget to bring out the delicate coffee flavor.  What I didn’t know is that it can also be used to brew tea. Continue reading French Press Tea Anyone?

Cauliflower and Roasted Garlic Soup

I made this soup the first Sunday of the New Year after the holidays.  It was time to get back into the Sunday Soup routine that I had started last year.  Everyone loved the idea of having soup on Sundays for dinner, and it made it easy for me too to plan the meal for Sunday – it was going to be soup, that’s it! Nothing else! Continue reading Cauliflower and Roasted Garlic Soup