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Just made homemade Naan bread stacked on a ceramic plate and sprinkled with cilantro

Naan, When You Want More Than Just Bread


 Naan in Persian means bread. Naan originated from Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, and it resembles pita. It is traditionally cooked in a tandoor from which tandoori cooking gets its name, but it can be made in a cast iron skillet as the following recipe call for.  Typically, it is served hot and […]

Tarragon, Rosemary, Chives, Sage, Marjoram and Dill herbs on a rustic table top with edible flowers

Herbs for Flavor and Food Decor


 It’s amazing what herbs do for flavor and food decor.  They bless our food with flavors and can bring nostalgia to our palate.  They decorate our plates and help bring on an appetite. Fresh, just cut from the plant, is the strongest form and pop of flavor.  Dry is convenient […]

Slice of Ham and Cheese Tart Pie

Ham and Swiss Cheese Tart


 When I was in my teens, I went to live with my Aunt in Argentina for a few months, while my parents were preparing to move back there.  Part of my adjustment was adapting to the new foods, but that really wasn’t hard at all since there was nothing I […]


Garlic and Parsley Rib Eye Roast


 I used to think Rib Eye Roast was a long, time consuming, meal to prepare and never attempted making it until a few years ago.  I discovered it was so simple, much less time consuming than thought and now I make it quite often since we are avid meat lovers.  […]

Local Eats

The Spot in La Jolla


   Another one of our favorite places to have lunch, and central to La Jolla Village is The Spot.  It reminiscent of an old “Cheers” bar, dark and moody, and the food is really great.  Our favorite menu items are their Parmesan/Garlic fries and a Cobb Salad.  We have tried […]