It Seemed Like Latin Week!

Latin Week

From Sunday brunch at Taco Maria to Spanish tapas and a tortilla that’s not your familiar Mexican tortilla at all…

It Sure Seemed Like Latin Week!

But it wasn’t planned that way. Sometimes these things just happen. (Am I supposed to act like it WAS planned?) You would know it wasn’t because there was some skewered chicken that had more of an Asian flair than Latin. But that’s okay; because it was all delicious!

There are lots of fabulous restaurants popping up in Orange County, CA. But the one that has made the top of the OC Register’s Restaurant of the Year list for two years in a row is extra special. Check out Anna’s review of Taco Maria and see how much fun the 8 of us had at brunch.

Debbie loves all things Spanish and she shared a recipe for Tortilla Española…not the same thing as a Mexican tortilla at all. Check out the recipe to see why!

The Latin theme continued with Kyle’s post of a Spanish tapa, Endive Filled with Smoked Salmon. An easy, light appetizer bursting with flavor!

We veered away from the Latin theme and went a little toward Asian with Honey, Lime and Sriracha Chicken Skewers. A delicious recipe for the grill shared by Jurga.

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Anna, Debbie, Kyle, and Jurga

PostScript:

It’s Kentucky Derby Day! So put on your fancy hat, make a pitcher of Mint Juleps and watch the fun!

A Mint Julep is one of those drinks that the name doesn’t match the taste (for me, anyway). “Mint Julep” is such a sweet soft name…but this is a bourbon drink my friends! And bourbon is a a brown liquor, not what you would call sweet and soft. Oh, don’t get me wrong…I love bourbon, I just didn’t expect the first Mint Julep I had to be such a strong drink. But, hey, those southerners don’t mess around when it comes to their liquor!

Here is Alton Brown’s Mint Julep Recipe. Mix up a batch and enjoy!mint_julep (1)

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