I’m back? Well I am trying. But it’s hard, and more time going by without me posting anything made it just harder to come back and do it.
I have not stopped cooking in this long pause I took, but life just got a little bit crazier. I went back to work and a lot of other personal stuff happened. I miss this. It made me happy and so proud when someone liked one of the recipes I posted…
So guess what. I am going to try to continue this blog adventure…I think it’s been long enough of a pause now, plus, I had a very nice summer!
I fell in love! With California!
It’s the best. I felt excited, pampered AND I got some amazing advices. The best thing? I think it was a turn around. The one where I admit myself that maybe I wasn’t born to have a cute cupcake store, and I kept screwing up while trying to decorate them and make them look (and taste) amazing was because my true love is cooking. I LOVE and enjoy baking, but I just don’t feel comfortable in it as in cooking. Cooking is where I belong and what I am good at, without even trying too hard. (Or better to say that trying hard really doesn’t feel hard because it makes me happy.) Now, if I could just mount an A/C on my head during the summer months in the kitchen it would be a done deal! 🙂
The class was in a professional kitchen with a wonderful chef Debra Buzar. She was very friendly and gave as a few great basic tips that help me every day, and just for that it would all have been worth it. But that was just the beginning and in the few hours I was there we made an appetizer – tomato and watermelon skewers with cherry vinaigrette, main dish – classic Spanish paella, and a dessert – lemon mousse with fresh berries.
The star of the night to me was the thing I was least sure of. The tomato and watermelon skewers. I don’t know why it was so hard for me to imagine this dish being yummy, since I love similar combinations, like melon with prosciutto…but it was. Until I tried one. A-mazing!! Tomato with watermelon, with that sourness and saltines of the vinaigrette and some freshly grated lemon peel….it is amazing what they do to each-other. A must try!
A big thanks to Debra for a wonderful night, I really hope I will have an opportunity to go to more of these classes there, it makes me happy just thinking of it and something to plan on and look forward to.
Some other highlights of the summer?
Fawesome brunch at Laguna Beach, smoked salmon eggs benedict: