Zapallo en Almíbar, Parte Dos–Candied Squash, Part Two

My recipe for Zapallo en Almíbar is evolving!  I think that’s how it starts with all family recipes that get passed down.  Everyone makes their adaptations until it tastes just right for them, and then they write it in a tattered notebook where their prized family recipes are held.  (Does your family have one of […]

Fall Classes at the Seasoned Chef Cooking School

  Back by popular demand, we've added two new classes this fall at the Seasoned Chef.  Hope to see you there!  The classes are intimate, hands-on, and a fun way to learn how to cook something new while you meet new people. Details are below! Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 EMPANADA WORKSHOPWant to become an empanada […]

Tarta de Ricota–Ricotta Tart

   I first discovered tarta de ricota at Dün Ken, one of our favorite bakeries in Mendoza.  Since then, I've been working on perfecting my own version at home, and I think I've just about got it down.   Tarta de Ricota is just what it sounds like–a tart made from ricotta cheese.  It's the Italian […]

Ñoquis del 29; A Family Tradition–Una Tradicion Familiar

Recently, I read an article entitled 'Helpful Hints for Successful Parenting'. Among the suggestions: "Share the things you love with your children…Teach him that his environment is filled with things that have meaning to you.  As he grows, give him a part in family traditions." I think this happens naturally, in some ways, as we […]

Heart-shaped Alfajores for Valentine’s Day–Alfajores en forma de Corazon por el Dia de San Valentin

Valentine's Day–you can love it or hate it.  We've all gone through Valentine's Days alone or heart-broken, Valentine's Day days head-over-heels, Valentine's Days spent with girlfriends on the couch watching a weeper or out to dinner ignoring the holiday.  Even earlier, most of us suffered the unforgettable heady yet awkward exchange of Valentines in class. […]