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Rancho La Puerta is a sanctuary for body and soul.

Salad from The Rancho La Puerta Garden.

Salad from The Rancho La Puerta garden.

New Year’s Resolutions?  A trip to Rancho La Puerta Spa in December inspired my resolutions for 2014.  Rancho La Puerta Spa is a sanctuary only an hour away from the San Diego hustle & bustle.  If your resolutions are related to food, the word I learned at The Ranch, as it is called, is portion control.  They don’t promote portion control.  It’s just that the meals served there are so tasty, you don’t need a lot to be satiated.   They smartly serve small portions of whatever is on the menu encouraging you to restrain yourself from asking for more (which is more than welcome). (more…)

January 6, 2014 at 9:16 am 5 comments

Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup…Curry Mee

Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup...Curry Mee

Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup…Curry Mee

It was a cold January in Southern California and I was glad to have my Soup repertoire ready, starting with our January Soups, Stews & Bread class held earlier in the month. I know. I know.  I grew up in Minneapolis, so I know what cold is and the chilly 30-some degrees, which it has been here, is considered warm there.  Nevertheless, I’m guessing that a lot of soup is being made across the country right now. (more…)

February 2, 2013 at 9:30 am 7 comments

Soups, Stews & Bread Class – January 10, 2013

Corn Chowder Cover 11-12With the cold weather upon us, how about learning to make something to warm the heart and your tummy?  SOUP!  There is nothing like a warm bowl of home-made soup to chase away the winter blues.  Add a slice of freshly made bread and you have an amazing meal.

The Soups, Stews & Bread Class will be on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall in Westchester.  Sign up for it now. In this class, you will learn to make fresh vegetable stock, which will become the base for many of our soups.  Once we complete the cooking, sit down and enjoy a meal you and your new friends made together with a glass of wine. On the menu so far are: (more…)

December 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Turkey Stock from your Holiday Turkey…10 minutes hands-on time.

Don’t throw away those turkey bones.   Those turkey bones or chicken bones and giblets that are headed for the trash can are valuable stuff.   They will be a winter lifesaver for making quick soups and stews during a long hard winter!  Yes, unlike our grandmothers, we have chicken stock in cans and shelf stable containers.  Better yet one of my favorite products that is always in my kitchen is Better than Bouillion bases in chicken, beef, vegetable and lobster flavors, which take up less storage space since you mix with water.  But home made stock – sorry nothing can compare. (more…)

November 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm 6 comments

One-Dish Meals Cooking Class A Success!

We sliced and we diced. We stirred and we stir-fried. We skewered and we sizzled.   And then we ate and ate and drank some nice wine.    All the teams cooked such beautiful and delicious dishes at our Quick One-Dish Meals Cooking Class.  OK, they weren’t so quick, but with a smaller home audience and a second try at it, these meals will come together in 30 minutes or less.  (more…)

March 4, 2011 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment


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Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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