I had a small group of friends over for a holiday tea a few months ago. I thought a simple tea would be a great way to get all of us together and catch up. Everyone offered to bring something, and we ended up with a wide variety of snacks and treats. Continue reading Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Category Archives: Quick & Easy Recipes
Avocado & Grapefruit Salad
Are you looking for a refreshing salad that is refreshingly simple? Try this avocado and grapefruit salad.Continue reading Avocado & Grapefruit Salad
Spring Greens Salad with Pears, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola.
Here is a salad that looks and tastes like a gourmet salad you might order at a fancy restaurant.Continue reading Spring Greens Salad with Pears, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola.
Roasted Garlic with Crusty Baguette
Roasted garlic is a popular item around here. We can get them in restaurants around town, a lot of local recipes here have roasted garlic in their dishes, and plenty of fresh garlic can be found in grocery stores and farmer’s markets.Continue reading Roasted Garlic with Crusty Baguette
Decadent Dark Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Here in Los Gatos there is an award winning French bakery and chocolatier called Fleur De Cocoa. For years we would stop by this tiny little shop to get their decadent hot chocolate. Continue reading Decadent Dark Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Homemade Cardamom Saffron Chocolate Truffles
As sophisticated and decadent as truffles sound, they are the easiest to make.Continue reading Homemade Cardamom Saffron Chocolate Truffles
Easy Creamy Broccoli Soup
This soup is super easy to make. You don’t need many ingredients, and you can adjust the recipe according to your taste. Basically it’s hard to mess this up.Continue reading Easy Creamy Broccoli Soup
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
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?