Thursday, September 26, 2013

Potatoes with Garlic and Cilantro or Batata Harra: a crowd pleaser! بطاطا حرة

Batata Harra Or Spicy Potatoes
The weather has been gorgeous lately in the Bay area. I just love California weather! On beautiful days like this, I sit down in my backyard and catch up on my magazine reading: Food, Travel, Health, Decor and Fashion, but I have to admit that my favorite passe-temps is imagining the type of trees, fruits, vegetables and herbs that I want to grow in my huge imaginary backyard of my perfect imaginary midcentury modern house. I also think about layouts, Sunset magazine is surely to blame. My second favorite passe-temps would be creating menus for imaginary dinner parties...that may or may not take place. I love to close my eyes and envision the table filled with scrumptious plates, whether it is a buffet style or seated dinner.  The dish that often pops to mind is Batata Harra, a Cilantro and Garlic Potatoes   dish that literally translates into Spicy Potatoes.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cowgirl Hat and Boots Sugar Cookies

First, let me apologize about my sloppy pictures, I was in a hurry and needed to finish. I hope you enjoyed reading my post about Alya's 4th Birthday Party. I was very excited just writing about it. As you know, I love making sugar cookies. They are delicious and can decorated to go with any theme. I simply decorated them with colored sugar for Alya's 3rd Birthday Party last year, made mustache and bow tie pops for Father's day, hearts for Valentine's day, apples for Teacher's day, fireworks for the 4th of July and now Cowgirl hat and Boots for Alya's 4th Birthday Party!