Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cactus Salad (Ensalada de nopales)

Nopal is from the Nahuatl word nohpalli for the pads of the cactus plant. There are over 100 known species of cactus in Mexico. The nopal pads are eaten raw, ... 


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Chard, Celery & Onions (Acquacotta – Italian)

Acquacotta literally means "cooked water" and is one of the classic vegetable soups of Tuscany. This dish is made with simple ingredients - chard, onion and celery. Acquacotta is served ... 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mosaic Gelatin Dessert

This dessert is based on multi-colored cubes of Jell-O, mixed with evaporated and condensed milks with vanilla. All you have to do is assemble the ingredients in a Bundt pan ... 


Friday, June 16, 2017

Grilled Octopus with Red Bell Pepper Pesto

I finally figured out how to transform the rubbery "look" of octopus into a tender delicacy. Here it is: Prep time: 10 minutes (pesto) and 45 minutes (for boiling octopus) Serves: 4 ... 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Belcampo Butcher Shop – Santa Monica, CA.

A few months ago, I discovered Belcampo Butcher Shop in Santa Monica. When I walked in, I could immediately sense the great welcome I was about to experience. Meet Belcampo's ...