Thank you for visiting. My name is Enriqueta and I love to cook, try new recipes, and grow my own herbs. There was a time in which I had a wonderful kitchen garden and now I go to farmer markets to shop for fresh local produce.
I’m not vegetarian but I’m indifferent to meat. I cannot live without pasta and Italian food. In fact, I think I have an Italian guy living in my tummy: I adore pesto, prosciutto, a good loaf of fresh bread, Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh mozzarella, olive oil and for me there is no substitute for rucola and tomatoes. If you ask me for my favorite food, the answer is, no doubt, pasta aglio e olio.
I also love the vegan side of Lebanese food and I could easily eat tabouleh everyday. I have a romance with strong and spicy flavors. I cannot eat without dessert. I adore panna cotta with strawberry coulis, chocolate mousse, crémé brulée and I frequently crave for orangettes and marzipan, baklavas, gelatos and turrón de Jijona. I don't trust people who don't like Nutella.
I’m always thinking about the next recipe and talking about food. I cook when I’m happy and I when I’m sad I cook too. Cooking and feeding my family and friends is one of my ways to say I love them.
I love flowers, candles and set the table. And for me to see people’s faces when they are eating my meals and the after-lunch or after-dinner conversations are just priceless.
I believe happiness is in those little details and in the simple things of life. Very often, for me the smallest things are the most significant. I count my blessings and every day when I wake up, I thank God for my life. Every once in a while I write about non food related stuff.
I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I lived in Madrid, Geneva, New York and Southern California. Since June 2012, I made vibrant, chic Miami home and I live here with my two boys.
Thank you for taking this journey through the pleasures of the palate… and the joy of life!