Who’s Been in my Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Ladies from SIPES

Earlier this month, we welcomed the lovely ladies from the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES).  They were traveling all the way from Oklahoma and Texas for a convention and thought they’d pay Lajollacooks4u a visit! Our four guests dined on an elegant lunch on the terrace, and enjoyed preparing the summer menu that… Continue reading Who’s Been in my Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Ladies from SIPES

Sally’s Place Features Chef Jodi in its August Newsletter

Lajollacooks4u would like to give Sally’s Place a HUGE shout-out for showcasing Chef Jodi in this month’s newsletter! Thank you for selecting Lajollacooks4u and sharing some of our recipes! To read the full newsletter, click here. About Sally’s Place: Editor-in-Chief of Sally’s Place is Sally Bernstein, a premier Internet site for food, beverage and travel… Continue reading Sally’s Place Features Chef Jodi in its August Newsletter

Kitchen Tips: How to Select, Store and Cook Stone Fruit!

Now that we’re at the peak of the summer season, it’s time to take advantage of stone fruits! What are stone fruits, you ask?  They’re peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries – basically any fruit that has a hard “stone” pit in the center.  They’re at their peak from June to September, making now the perfect… Continue reading Kitchen Tips: How to Select, Store and Cook Stone Fruit!

Dishing up Recipes: Ceviche

Looking for a light and refreshing summer dish?  Try our ceviche!  It’s not only easy to prepare, but it won’t weigh you down in the heat! What You’ll Need: 3-5 pounds fresh fish (look for local caught Seabass or Halibut and cut into small cubes) 2-3 cups fresh squeezed lime juice 1 teaspoon sea salt… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Ceviche

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Bensons and Illumina

July was a busy month for Lajollacooks4u, and we’ve had a blast entertaining guests from all over the country! Most recently, we had the Benson family step into our kitchen.  Kristin, Steve and their daughter, Bailey, came all the way down from Texas to celebrate Bailey’s high-school graduation!  She brought along a friend to join… Continue reading Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Bensons and Illumina

Dishing up Recipes: Asian- and Latin-Infused Flank Steak

You’ll love this easy, but delectable summer recipe.  Try it with skirt steak or sirloin – a definite crowd-pleaser! What You’ll Need: 2-3 lbs. flank steak 2 Tablespoons olive oil ½ cup soy sauce Fresh juice from 2-3 limes 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped What to Do: Clean and pat flank… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Asian- and Latin-Infused Flank Steak

Lajollacooks4u Welcomes TriTech into the Kitchen!

TriTech Software Systems, the leading manufacturer of emergency-response software in the U.S., stepped away from its national sales conference to join Chef Jodi for an exciting afternoon of team building at the Hilton Harbor Island hotel in downtown San Diego earlier this month! Approximately 70 team members attended Lajollacooks4u’s cooking challenge and were eager to… Continue reading Lajollacooks4u Welcomes TriTech into the Kitchen!