Ceviche ganador inspired by CVI.CHE 105 in Miami.

Credit where credit is due: the only reason why I know about CVI.CHE 105 is due to my dear friend Dana over at The Kitchen Witch. As part of a recent email exchange, I mentioned to her that I was headed to Miami and she recommended this place for its excellent ceviche, so automatically I…

Gail Simmons’ Bloody Mary Eggs from Bringing it Home.

Something I’m trying to do as we head into winter is to make brunch at home once or twice a month, in part to switch things up, but also as a way to cook in natural light when the sun sets at 5 PM every day. This doesn’t mean that we will always make something…

Chargrilled mushroom salad from Made in Italy.

As I’ve learned to love and appreciate a good salad over time, I’ve been trying to add more of them to our rotation, saving the more complicated ones for the weekend, or for days when I’m craving something simple and light during one of my sabor de soledad sessions. There’s one recipe from Alton Brown’s…

03.13.11: dinner (a.k.a. empanada-gate 2011)

I must admit I have been avoiding writing about this particular dinner. However, I am a firm believer in resolving problems via confrontation, and thus, it’s time to start avoiding the issues and begin the healing. Drama aside, I do think that one of the most challenging aspects to cooking is planning and timing (I…

12.18.10: dinner (Tuscan lamb ragu)

And just like that, we’re back to braises and ragus. The persistent, unseasonable chill that has defined most of December has certainly driven our desire to tuck into bowls of warm foods, as evidenced by many of our recent posts, but I have yet to tire of any of them. I’m sure by late January…