June 29, 2009

Spanish Tortilla

1 Medium Zucchini Chopped, Sliced, or Grated
1 Medium Onion Chopped or Grated
1 1/2 c. Potatoes
1 c. Cooking Chorizo Sliced
3 Eggs Separated
2 tbs. Butter
1/2 c. Canola Oil for Frying
Salt to Taste
Pepper to Taste
Mayonnaise & Chives for Garnish

. Add oil to a large saucepan on medium heat. Add Zucchini, Onion, and Potato. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, fry until cooked and a little mushy.

. In a frying pan, fry Chorizo until crispy. Reserve sausage fat to fry Tortilla in. Remove chorizo from pan, set aside. Add 1 tbs butter to slowly melt pan with chorizo fat. Remove from heat and set aside.

. In a mixer, whisk egg whites until frothy, but not stiff. Mix in yolks. To egg mixture add chorizo, Zuchinni mixture, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Heat frying pan on low. Pour Egg mixture into pan. Let cook on medium - low heat until the Tortilla has set up.

NOW THE TRICKY PART

. Use a large plate to flip entire Tortilla onto, then slide it back into the frying pan, but not after slipping the second tbs. of butter in there.

. Now let cook until finished. A few minutes. Slide onto a plate and add Mayo & Chives if desired.




















When I was in Spain, my grandmother in law taught me how to make a traditional Spanish Tortilla. Although I can barley speak Spanish and she can't speak a word of English, it was a great way to learn how to cook. She suggested that there can be many variations on the recipe, including other vegetables or cheese. Well I assume she said that. Ha.

June 24, 2009

Printing

I recently had a craft day with a friend and we carved then printed different patterns. I'm trying to go for Spanish Tile theme?

June 22, 2009

Oatmeal Cookies



Ingredients
3/4 c. butter
1 c. maple syrup
3 c. uncooked oats
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch Salt

Directions
Beat together butter, sugar, syrup and egg, until smooth. Add oats, flour, soda and cinnamon, and mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes at 350 degrees on upper oven rack. makes about 4 dozen cookies.

June 12, 2009

Busy

So busy, but I have been shooting / editing a lot. I will post more soon. I hope to pick it up on the posting as I am pretty slow.

June 6, 2009

Place Settings

Many parts of planning a wedding is very hard and stressful. So I'm trying to focus on the beautiful and fun parts like my idea to collect different patterned fabrics in the same color scheme and sew all of my own table napkins inspired by this beautiful wedding. I actually want to steal many ideas from this one!