Chococlate almond tart with blackberries, Mama ía

Chocolate Almond Tart with Blackberries —and Memories of a Gathering of Women

Chocolate almond tart with blackberries, Mama íaIt is said that the sense of smell is the most evocative of all senses, and this chocolate almond tart with blackberries made me think of it, not only because of the current aroma in my kitchen (I wish food blogs could be not only visual but carry the fragance of the dishes to their readers!), but because of what it (more…)

Sweet potato salad with sherry vinaigrette

Two Sweet Potato and Bacon Salad with Sherry Coriander Vinaigrette

Sweet potato salad with sherry dressing, Mama íaI am in a salad kind of mood these days. It must be the spring, which is still fighting to deserve its name, having just lived through a weekend of cold temperatures, wind and rain. I know it’s there, around the corner, and the anticipation of the opening of the outdoor farmers market on Barr Street in Fort Wayne keeps me hopeful.  (more…)

Spicy pork chops and asparagus with manchego

Spicy Pork Chops and Roasted Asparagus with Manchego, dinner in thirty minutes

Spicy pork chops and asparagus with manchegoWhen I moved to North America years ago, I had to get used to things that were done differently than in Spain or any other place I had lived in. One of them was schedules, or rather, the times when regular daily activities like meals were done. Lunch in Spain rarely happens before 2 PM, and dinner not before 9 PM, at the earliest. I’m not saying (more…)

White and dark chocolate cake w banner, Mama ía

White and Dark Chocolate Birthday Cake —and a jazz concert

White and dark chocolate cake w banner, Mama íaThis is the year of milestone birthdays at out house. We celebrated one in March, and now one in May —and it’s not the last one! But this one is very special and celebratory, particularly for my son David, who turns two digits. In fact, I think he has been celebrating for quite a while now. The big 1-0!

For the first of his celebrations, we visited  (more…)