CARA ZAVALETA

Serving up good eats, good drinks, and other good things...
Strawberry Hand Pies for the summertime send off!!! SO. TOTAL. YUM!!!!! Happy Labor Dia everybody! 
#labordayweekend

Strawberry Hand Pies for the summertime send off!!! SO. TOTAL. YUM!!!!! Happy Labor Dia everybody!
#labordayweekend

Sunday morning sweetness…
#howdidigetsolucky

Sunday morning sweetness…
#howdidigetsolucky

Happy #winewednesday from my “Happy” Man Bottle Stopper. Oh baby, BABY!

Happy #winewednesday from my “Happy” Man Bottle Stopper. Oh baby, BABY!

Now, what do you suppose..?? Never seen one of these lil crudité cuties before. 
#whatthefuckisit ? #microcucumber ?

Now, what do you suppose..?? Never seen one of these lil crudité cuties before.
#whatthefuckisit ? #microcucumber ?

How to worship the sun…
#healingpower #dosesofD

How to worship the sun…
#healingpower #dosesofD

OH BABY!!!! Now THAT’S a pretty pie!!! Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Basil and Cheese Pizza. Shit yes, dinner is served. 
#pieandwine #homemadepizza

OH BABY!!!! Now THAT’S a pretty pie!!! Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Basil and Cheese Pizza. Shit yes, dinner is served.
#pieandwine #homemadepizza

@sunsetmarquis sunning with my sugar babe @susiemeisterđź’‹.
#sunshineandwine

@sunsetmarquis sunning with my sugar babe @susiemeisterđź’‹.
#sunshineandwine

Here’s the South African Chenin Blanc DELICIOUSNESS.

Here’s the South African Chenin Blanc DELICIOUSNESS.

Ham and Cheese Quiche was SUCH a delight!! I served it for lunch with a simple side salad and a bottle of South African Chenin Blanc… TOTAL YUM!!!!!

HAM AND CHEESE QUICHE
recipe courtesy Daniel Boulud

Serves 6 to 8

Shell:
1 egg
1 T milk 
6 sheets phyllo dough
5 T bread crumbs
3 cups uncooked rice for prebaking 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whip together the egg and milk. Lay one sheet of phyllo on a flat surface and brush lightly with the egg mixture. Sprinkle evenly with one tablespoon of bread crumbs. Lay another sheet of phyllo on top. Repeat process until all sheets are used, but do not add egg wash or bread crumbs to the top layer. Place an 8” metal or glass pie pan on top of the dough; trim the dough into a circle 1” beyond the pan’s edge with a small knife. Arrange the dough in the pan. Cover it with parchment paper or coffee filters. Pour the rice onto the covering; this will keep the dough flat while it bakes. Bake for 12 minutes; remove the rice and parchment paper and set the baked shell aside to cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F. 

Custard:
4 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp white pepper (I used black pepper)
Pinch cayenne pepper

Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. 

Filling:
1/4 cup diced ham
1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

Arrange the ingredients evenly inside the baked shell and pour in the custard mixture. Bake for 45 minutes or until the custard is set and golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Enjoy!!
CZ

Ham and Cheese Quiche was SUCH a delight!! I served it for lunch with a simple side salad and a bottle of South African Chenin Blanc… TOTAL YUM!!!!!

HAM AND CHEESE QUICHE
recipe courtesy Daniel Boulud

Serves 6 to 8

Shell:
1 egg
1 T milk
6 sheets phyllo dough
5 T bread crumbs
3 cups uncooked rice for prebaking

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whip together the egg and milk. Lay one sheet of phyllo on a flat surface and brush lightly with the egg mixture. Sprinkle evenly with one tablespoon of bread crumbs. Lay another sheet of phyllo on top. Repeat process until all sheets are used, but do not add egg wash or bread crumbs to the top layer. Place an 8” metal or glass pie pan on top of the dough; trim the dough into a circle 1” beyond the pan’s edge with a small knife. Arrange the dough in the pan. Cover it with parchment paper or coffee filters. Pour the rice onto the covering; this will keep the dough flat while it bakes. Bake for 12 minutes; remove the rice and parchment paper and set the baked shell aside to cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

Custard:
4 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper (I used black pepper)
Pinch cayenne pepper

Whisk together all ingredients until smooth.

Filling:
1/4 cup diced ham
1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

Arrange the ingredients evenly inside the baked shell and pour in the custard mixture. Bake for 45 minutes or until the custard is set and golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!!
CZ

Taking her for a SPIN with Mr. Baby Gang Signs in back..
#ohyeahDASRIGHT

Taking her for a SPIN with Mr. Baby Gang Signs in back..
#ohyeahDASRIGHT