Chicken and Rice

I am proud to say that this is my signature dish and a favorite of all my friends and family who usually ask for it specifically, by name,¬†when I suggest dinner at our place. It is, at its essense, Cuban comfort food. Every Cuban household makes this dish and we all do it a little…

Camarones Al Ajillo

My father loved going out to eat, so about once or twice a week we would go out as a family. I think for him there was no greater outing. He had his favorite restaurants, most of them Cuban, and he preferred to go to the same ones often. Of all the restaurants none was…

Shepherds Pie on the Farm

Shepherds pie is one of those comfort meals that sticks to your ribs and warms your cockles. The recipe usually has a lot of fat and a lot of potatoes and tastes just divine. However, we were told we needed to get more fruit and veg into the old diet. So I have been slowly…

Tomato Soup

I love my tomato soup tangy, thick, blended but with texture and with just a hint of cream. Tomato soup should be tangy enough to hit you in the salivary glands and creamy enough to be luxurious. I wasn’t finding this in the store bought and restaurant soups so I decided to create the soup…

Borough Market Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is a sandwich that was inspired by one we had while in London on our honeymoon. It was, without hesitation, the greatest grilled cheese I have had in my entire life. The sharp cheese and tangy onion mixture oozing out the tiny holes in the crunchy bread was so amazing that upon our return…