Roasted tomato salsa, a great snack! | in my Red Kitchen

Roasted tomato salsa

Roasted tomato salsa, a great snack! | in my Red Kitchen

There are always lots of great ideas in my head, ideas for a new logo for this blog, ideas for food styling and lots of ideas for cookies, salads, breakfast recipes or cakes.

Too many ideas for the time I have on my hands, but normally that’s not a big problem because I know I spent all the time I have on this blog. Of course, I want to post more recipes than two each week but I still have another blog (www.inmyredkitchen.nl) that also needs some TLC šŸ˜‰

But lately I’m experiencing some anxiety attacks…

Mexican tomato and bean soup

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Los Angeles is such a great city, it has so much to offer and is really really big. So big that we haven’t seen everything yet so in the weekends we try to explore the city. I say try because we also have to go out for brunch on Sundays and go on hikes on Saturdays šŸ˜‰

A few months ago we went to Silverlake on a sunny Saturday. We walked around, had some drinks and visited the cute boutiques.
And in one of those cute stores I saw it: the cookbook I wanted to buy for a long time but still hadn’t done it because of our move.

Stuffed Zucchini

I never really liked vegetables. Growing up I remember I always picked out those tiny bits of onion in the pasta sauce. And vegetables always had to come with some kind of sauce for me to like them. Well ‘like’ them… I mean to eat them.

I also remember trying zucchini as a child. A friend of my mom had homegrown them so she gave some to us.
I didn’t like it. Well in fact I didn’t like them at all. I think they tasted like nothing and the texture was way to ‘snotty’.

Stuffed Zucchini p

 

Oh my, I shouldn’t be telling this to you.

Corn chili skillet

One of the great things of living in California are jalapeƱos. Spicy, green, fresh and fiery jalapeƱos.

Believe it or not but it is impossible to find fresh jalapeƱos in the Netherlands. Unless you grown them yourself of course. I was about to start a jalapeƱo project this year, but then P found a job in Los Angeles so we moved.

Corn chili skillet P

 

And I bought a jalapeƱo plant in LA! So I’m harvesting like crazy now, and we have to eat a lot of spicy Mexican food.