San Antonio Has a Way of…….Part 3 Conclusion – Catalina, A Chili Queen

Feb 04

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“We must find the police. We must give it to the owner; but we don’t know the owner. Gonzalo…children, I am not a happy Mamacita at this moment”, Catalina pleaded in exasperation. ” Maria get me that extra cazuela and a potato sack. I am going to wrap this pistola and put it away. Listen […]

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San Antonio Has a Way of ……Part 2 – Catalina, A Chili Queen

Jan 28

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“Mama, will we all have enough money when the new year is 1900?”, Gabriella said in her typical sweet voice. “God always provides for our family, little one. When it is 1900, we will still make the fresh tortillas and Tico will pull our cart with all of the things we need to make our […]

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San Antonio ,Texas Has A Way Of…..PART 1

Jan 10

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San Antonio , Texas has a way of staying in a person’s memories. Maybe just a one day layover – as my friend did as a summer exchange student experience traveling all the way on a long bus ride in 1963. The trip is 1775 plus miles from Minneapolis to Guadalajara , Mexico. San Antonio […]

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A Very Special Friendship With Jack Hemingway and Family

Jan 02

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“Chef…Jack Hemingway¬† wants¬† you to stop by his table !” The year was 1972 . This was my first post as an Executive Chef after leaving Marin County for Boise, Idaho. Recently married,excited about what life was going to bring us;scared to fail, but game to learn: see new places and meet new people and […]

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Christmas Time Points to Ponder and Recipes to Share….

Dec 25

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POINTS TO PONDER…. We have another Christmas upon us. If a person who has grown up with the celebration of Christmas in their life says they don’t like the holiday, you might question their answer. Maybe Christmas is not the thing that is giving them concern or the real reason to feel as so. I […]

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The Chocolate Cake Sagas…..Part 2

Dec 18

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“That hot coffee is not going to work”, I said with conviction as my new wife Belinda was making my birthday cake ….just three days after getting married. Bernard had warned me to never criticize my future wife’s cooking . Of course, “Mr. Big Mouth” (ME), had just done that very thing! “Would you like […]

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The Chocolate Cake Sagas….Part 1

Dec 14

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Eureka! Yreka! Que es muy rica! One could go on and on and loudly praise the wonders of chocolate. Who doesn’t like chocolate in some form or another?Whether one prefers a favorite dessert-chocolate mousse or chocolate cream pie ; perhaps a luscious chocolate truffle made of a fine Swiss couveture , or just a good […]

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