Author Archives: Ruth

Tia’s Fancy Italian Pasta in Cast Iron

Last October, we went to North Carolina to see the leaves change. Since I had to pick up my sister at the local airport (2 hours away ) my friend Lourdes offered to accompany me and we stopped in Abingdon, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Beer Cake

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Hi, I am Tia Ruth and I’m a Chocoholic. I absolutely love the stuff.  But I am particular about it too.   I like my chocolate unadulterated.  Of course there are exceptions; there are some Mexican bonbons with tequila that … Continue reading

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Sous Vide on the Cheap Side

I did it; I was able to do Sous Vide CHEAP!  How do you ask? I had heard about sous vide cooking and it was in interesting concept.  But to purchase one of those machines was really out of the … Continue reading

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Sabores Cafe – Great Party!

Sabores Café My friends  Pepe & Daisy Diaz, have a restaurant in Doral (Miami) called Sabores Café.  My husband has known Pepe since his high school days. Daisy is a fantastic cook and hostess.  We’ve enjoyed their company at many parties … Continue reading

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Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice)

My Mom makes the best Arroz con Pollo in the world. I’ve heard this all my life from anyone that has ever tasted it.  I must tell you she can make this ANYWHERE; in the oven, on the stove, or … Continue reading

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International Food Bloggers Conference or #IFBC #IFBC NOLA

Should I or shouldn’t I? That was the question.  I had been following the foodie website Foodista  promoting the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC).  The agenda looked interesting, chock full of information I needed to improve this blog.  The speakers on the … Continue reading

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Camaron al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce)

   Many Cubans are of Spanish descent and the influence of Spain is present in the food. A quick meal that is elegant and delicious is “camarones al ajillo” or shrimp in garlic sauce. Fresh shrimp is best but if … Continue reading

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Strawberry Season in Florida

In Florida, strawberry season is not the same as the rest of the country.  Florida’s strawberry season is in the spring.  Walking through the produce aisle of the supermarket, I came upon a sale of fresh Florida strawberries, and they smelled … Continue reading

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