Monday, August 31, 2009


Maria made this wonderful Gazpacho the other day and brought some over for the kids and I. Her recipe is a bit different than some others because it leaves the vegetables in larger pieces more....stew-like. It is a wonderful thing. So head to the Farmer's Market or supermarket and load up on some of these great seasonal veggies.

Maria's Gazpacho

1 1/2lb fresh tomatoes , seeded and chopped
1 1/2 C. tomato juice
1 med. cucumber peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 C. finely chopped green pepper
1/4 C. finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
fresh cracked black pepper to taste

In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients except pepper. Refrigerate til chilled (about one hour) add pepper to taste. To spice this up you can add something like Tabasco Sauce or chili powder.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

All about Maria

I'm Maria the more "mature" of the group...JK LOL. I just mean older (someone has to provide the guidance in this group.) Actually I learn a lot from both of them as well; your never to old to keep on learning.

I have been married to my boyfriend for the last 18 years and we have two very lovely daughters Annalysa who's 17 (man where did the time all go!) and Clarissa who's 12 (omg...I just realized I am going to have another "Teenager" on my hands in a few months!!)

I work part-time as a Design Consultant" at a local scrapbook store called "Capture A Memory" in Flint. An spend the rest of my so called free time doing other assorted crafts and endeavors.

When I was growing up my Mother used to can and make homemade jams, I still have very fond memories of that time and to now be able to relive the experience with Erin and Alisha has been a blast. In short there is just something very rewarding about providing for your family and actually "KNOWING" what is in the food you are eating.

I look forward to posting hear, sharing our experiences and adventures in daily lives.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

All About Alisha

"Hi! I'm Alisha! I'm the youngest in the group, and the blog designer. I'm as eclectic as they come. From the food I cook and eat to the clothes I wear. You're sure to find the bouts of mine where I eat nothing but one cultures food or another. I've been cooking since I was little and on my own learned what tasted good and what didn't. I like to try new things, and bring cultural foods to my friends and family, for them to try as well. And now I bring them to you. I can't wait to share my love of food and culture with the rest of the world."

Erin came to me and asked me if I would be willing to start a food blog with her, and if I would be willing to design it. I immediately said yes. Two days later, the blog was born. There are no other opportunities like this one, to take part in sharing my worldly tastes with 2 other amazing women. We range in age, tastes, and backgrounds. And I like them, can't wait to share it with the rest of world. My hope is to bring culture, fun, food, love and laughter into the hearts of many. Sharing my recipes that taste great, and sharing my flops of not so great tastingness.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

All About Erin

"Hi I'm Erin a SAHM of a boy and a girl and wife to a wonderful husband. When I was small my mother and grandmother would get together to do canning and we ate with my grandparents at least once a week. Our family is rooted in food and I want to share that healthy love with my children and with you."
This is Erin, it was her lovely idea that started all of this, this wonderful blog of ours, about the food we choose to eat. Her idea to bring 3 different yet unique people together, to write about the kinds of food they like to cook and eat and share with others. So to start, I will start with her and post a little blurb and picture about each and everyone of us.