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Lobster stock, Mama ía blog

Lobster Stock, and a Grand Birthday Party

Lobster stock, Mama ía blogSome days I fantasize about my sister Susana and brother-in-law Jaime’s arroz con bogavante, soupy lobster rice. It usually happens around this time of year, after I’ve come back from my summer in Spain, while their vacation is only starting. The photos they send of their fun times at the beach, or the meals they enjoy, make me hunger for more. I followed Susana’s recipe for the lobster stock recipe I’m sharing today, which can be used as the base in the preparation of many delicate seafood stews and soups. Of course Susana and Jaime’s arroz con bogavante comes to mind, but very soon I’ll post a wonderful recipe of a seafood stew that I’m sure you’ll love, using lobster stock.

A few weeks ago I attended one of my best friends’ birthday party. It wasn’t just any party. It was a lobster bake party for a good number of guests, hosted by other good friends, at their farm house. I am not going to go into describing the beauty of this place, the manicured gardens and farmland and barns themselves, or the attention to detail that went into organizing the event —that would almost require another post.

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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…)

Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Tart, Two Birthdays, and a Potting Party

Dulce de Leche and Chocolate TartAt the end of February and beginning of March, one week holds two birthdays in our family of five. You will then understand that some Lenten promises take a break, and we pause to celebrate. Two cakes, two special meals, and a whole week of anticipation and celebration. This year, in fact, those two birthdays are (more…)