Month: July 2015


Weekend Getaway

Sweater from Vineyard Vines, tote from Ivanka Trump, pants from Boden , and dress from the Gap.


Chez Rose’s Chicken Fricassee with Mushrooms

This is another recipe I got from Patricia Wells Bistro Cooking. It is very simple but very favorable. Serves 4. What you will need: 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced (I used more) 1 chicken 2 1/2 pound , well rinsed, patted dry and cut into 8 serving pieces at room temperature 1/4 cup of all purpose flour 1 … Read More Chez Rose’s Chicken Fricassee with Mushrooms


Flounder Mediterranean

Baked flounder in a Parmesan tomato sauce. Courtesy of Serves 4. 5 plum tomatoes 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 Spanish onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 pinch of Italian seasoning 24 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped 1/4 cup of white wine 1/4 cup of capers 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice 6 leaves of basil, chopped 3 tablespoons … Read More Flounder Mediterranean


Navy and White

Top from Anthropologie, pants are called the downtown pant from Lafayette 148 NY and the white pumps from Charles David.


Shrimp, Crab & Okra Gumbo

This is the first recipe I decided to try from the book I just bought, Fresh From The Source. We had some dinner quests and since this serves 6-10 I thought would be perfect. I made a couple of changes, I couldn’t find the spice gumbo filet (Whole Foods ran out) so I added cajun spice instead, I also roasted the shrimp ahead of … Read More Shrimp, Crab & Okra Gumbo


Chickpea Salad with Sweet Peppers and Herbs

This is another great salad that can be made a day ahead. I got the recipe from Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence. This is her second book on her life in France, while sharing recipes. 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper thinly sliced 1 yellow and 1 red onion thinly sliced pinch of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of ground Spanish nora peppers or good … Read More Chickpea Salad with Sweet Peppers and Herbs


A Summer Night Out

Lace top from White House Black Market, skinny jeans from DKNY, shoes from Vince Camuto and wrislet from Michael Kors.


Farro with Asparagus, Kale ,Roasted Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

I found this recipe when I was researching what kinds of salads can I make ahead of time for our cookout. It’s on  by Rachael Ray. You’ll need: Salt and Freshly ground pepper 1 1/4 cup of pearled farro 1 1/2 pounds of mixed mushrooms, here she mention hen of woods but I could not find them so I just got what was … Read More Farro with Asparagus, Kale ,Roasted Mushrooms and Hazelnuts



Yesterday my husband and I decided to buy lobsters for dinner. We went to our local fish market Captain Marden in Wellesley, MA. Standing in line waiting to order I noticed a display of cookbooks on a table. I love cookbooks! I’m always researching new recipes.  When it came to our turn the man behind the counter asked if I was interested in buying … Read More Cookbook


Potato and Green Bean Salad with Pastis Vinaigrette

This is one of the salads I made for our cookout over this holiday weekend. I will post the others later. I made it the night before and added the dressing a couple of hours before serving and let it get to room temperature. The recipe is in Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard. Which a great read by the way. It serves 4-6, … Read More Potato and Green Bean Salad with Pastis Vinaigrette


Summer Outfit

Great summer outfit! Top and shorts from White House Back Market, shoes from Franco Sarto and Handbag from Michael Kors.


Chez Toutoune’s Mussels with Cream Sauce

I made this dish last night for dinner and it was delicious! Even though I am of Cuban heritage, I love and appreciate French cooking. I’ve been to Paris twice and fell in love with the Bistro’s, the culture and fashion.  It really is my favorite city. Okay back to the food.  I got this recipe from Patricia Wells Bistro cooking.  Here it is. … Read More Chez Toutoune’s Mussels with Cream Sauce

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