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Re-discovering life with my camera.

Market Day.

Temascaltepec, Mexico.                

May 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ahhh, Paella.

If you have ever cooked Paella  or have a wonderful friend  (in my case) that cares enough about food to prepare one, you know Paella is not all about the … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

A little messy, but that’s ok.

At Mongolian Hot Pot  in Houston  the idea is to self cook meat and vegetables in a very hot and delicious spicy broth shared and placed in the center of … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

Labor of Love.

The thing about small towns is that everything is worth talking about, so when Walnut Street in New Braunfels, TX  became a never-ending road construction and  changed from excitement to … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Baker’s Wife?

A bow, an ear?  A cow, or the baker’s wife?   Mexican bread has funny names,  each piece  with a little childish sense of humor, from who knows who and … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 9 Comments

Time for good food, a hearty laugh and a great conversation.

When my sons were in pre-school their Montessori guide (today a dear friend) invited them to celebrate her daughter’s 5th birthday party at her family’s restaurant. La Tuna Grill was … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Surprise!

Imagine coming back home from work.   A surprise party is waiting for you in the living room.  As soon as you open the front door the smell of your mother’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 6 Comments

Fresh fish should smell like Watermelon.

If you have ever tried fish, caught and cooked by a local fisherman, you know that few things are better than that.  Fish that is so light and soft, it … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Meet Melissa

The day I met Melissa Guerra at her San Antonio home, she was cooking a culinary basket of homemade goods for a nonprofit event at the library.   Melissa is … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Let’s enjoy those Tomatoes. Panzanella Salad.

My friend Karla always makes Panzanella salad this time of the year, when tomatoes are at their best.   Karla has a culinary background and is an amazing food stylist.  She … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

A new Look!

I visited Elizabeth a month ago at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio http://www.ciachef.edu/texas, when she was giving her delicious Brazilian Fish Stew a new look.  I got … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Meet Lynn.

If I had to choose one quality to describe Lynn Forres it would be:  Good taste.   For “Downton Abbey’s” fans, she would be a modern “Lady Lynn” http://www.pbs.org Lynn Forres … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Peppers

It took the vendor at Farm-to-Market three months to harvest these peppers.  After this picture was taken, they decorated my studio for two weeks.  Then I roasted some and made … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Salsa Anyone?

The thing about food is that even though we eat at least three times a day, really only few meals make it to the “Wow” part of the brain.  Why … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Elizabeth

 Watching Elizabeth cook at The Culinary Institute of America  is like watching an Orchestra play.  Everything moves and works together in a coordinated and beautiful way.   Watching her at … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

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