Homemade Burgers made with organic ground meat

Homemade Hamburgers

Although I am not a big hamburger eater, now and then I prepare it at home. I rarely order it in a restaurant. I don’t have a good relationship with ground meat unless I know where the meat comes … [Read more...]

Rice and beans

Rice and beans

“Sometimes the simplest dish can make the greatest impact.” I read this somewhere and I cannot agree more. I am right at home with this dish; served with warmed rice, meat, … [Read more...]

Pollo alla Cacciatora

Pollo alla Cacciatora

In my mind a great recipe is one that offers the essence of all its fresh ingredients. Authentic Italian cuisine in my opinion gives you that. Real Italian food is all about … [Read more...]

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Ceviche Peruano de Pescado

Hello amigos! Today I am making ceviche-cebiche or sebiche- three different spellings for a dish that is as versatile as its name. Ok let’s talk ceviche and how is made. The … [Read more...]

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Avocado- tomatillos salsa verde

  My history with avocado began at birth, I suppose. I look back and I always remember an avocado plant in my backyard. I grew up in the country and my family always … [Read more...]

CAMARONES AL AJILLO TACOS WITH AVOCADO SALSA VERDE

Camarones al Ajillo tacos with avocado salsa verde

Hola Amigos, I am very excited to let you know that “from scratch latin kitchen” just got a makeover. Hope you find it easy to navigate and you all like it.     I am also … [Read more...]

CHILI DE FRIJOLES ROJOS CON CARNE

Red beans chili con carne

Spring Spring…. This past Tuesday I had a dentist appointment in Manhattan and decided to walk to the Upper East Side from Penn Station.  The weather for the first time in months … [Read more...]

Vegetable stock

Vegetable stock

The magic of simmering stock Why bother making stocks when you can buy it? A valid argument is that a homemade stock does not contain added substances or additives.  This alone is … [Read more...]

Pasta e fagioli soup

Pasta e fagioli soup

A pot of soupWow what a winter- it has struck us brutally this year. With the cruelness of this cold weather and with everything covered with snow there has been lots of staying at … [Read more...]

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake

For this was Saint Valentine's Day,when every bird cometh there to choose his mate. Geoffrey Chaucer, Parlement of Foules (1382). Saint Valentine's Day – Cupid or not Cupid is … [Read more...]

WHITE RICE WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

White rice with roasted cauliflower

Dear friends I confessed that I have become addicted to cauliflower.  Hard to believe as I was never a fan of cauliflower until recently when I made a stew of the vegetable with … [Read more...]