Poached Pears

Last year while in Spain I took a cooking class and I learned how to make this elegant but easy dessert. #poachedpears #desserts Poached Pears Adapted from Recipe of Alton Brown Ingredients 1 (750-ml) bottle white or red wine 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 6 firm Bartlett, Anjou or Bosc pears,…

Pan de Mallorca

Pan de Mallorca/ Mallorcan Sweet Rolls #pandemallorca #ensaymada #brioche #sweetbread This is a bread found both in Spain and Puerto Rico. Being a Puerto Rican and having this bread most recently in Spain I thought I needed to recreate this soft delicate bread! Here is my take on this famous bread from the Island.  Now,…

Seafood Paella

> Paella: 1 teaspoon saffron threads 3 (16-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 16 unpeeled jumbo shrimp (about 1pound) 3 tablespoon olive oil 2 links Spanish Bilbao chorizo sausage cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 2 cups finely chopped onion 1 can clams with juice 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 3 large garlic cloves, minced 3 cups uncooked…

Dutch Baby Pancake

#dutchbaby #dutchbabypancake     Makes 2 servings: 3 eggs, room temperature 1/2 cup milk, room temperature 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon sugar 4 teaspoons butter Freshly-squeezed lemon juice Powdered (confectioner’s) sugar Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. NOTE: It is very important that you preheat your oven. Place…

German Tomato Stew with Mashed Potato

This recipe was given to me by Florian Forrest and it has been past down from his German grandmother and mother. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did. 3 onions diced 3 garlic cloves- minced 5 Carrots- diced 4-tablespoons butter 5 large cans of crushed tomato 1 lb of ground beef…

Singapore Markets & Cooking Class

Today I met Lena, the owner of the Singapore Cooking School, Food Playground. She is a “stay at home” mom, here in Singapore, and she is trying to employee other “stay at home” moms and elderly ladies to become employed thru her cooking school. Her thought is to help those in need and yet still…

Hong Kong Food Markets

We spent the day walking around Hong Kong Island. We stopped at a lovely european cafe to have tea and snacks. Daniela the server at Mano ( located next to the L Building) was great and gave us a suggestion to try the SOHO district by using the moving escalators a few steps away. We…

Dim Sum Class in Hong Kong

My first time in Hong Kong and I decided to take a cooking class. I found Easy 123 Dining and Cooking Studio on the internet. It was very easy to book online. The cost was reasonable so I thought I would try my hand at making Dim Sum. The class was small only 5 of…

Grandma Rosa’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas I always looked forward to my Grandma Rosa’s stuffing. As she became too old to do things for herself I made it a point to learn as much as I could when it came to her recipes. The hard part was she cooked by sight, feel and taste. There were NO…

Rum Cake aka Sopa Borracha Nicaraguense

I’ve decided to re-post since I will make this for Thanksgiving this year. When I was growing up my grandmother made this for the Christmas and New Years Holidays. She taught me how to make this delicious dessert and I would like to share it with you. Marquesote (the cake) Ingredients: 6 eggs 2 teaspoons…

Raisin Scones

Adapted from a Ina Gardner recipe 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar plus extra to sprinkle 2 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 sticks cold salted butter, cut in cubes 2 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup cold half & half cream plus extra to brush on scones prior to baking. Makes…