Dishing up Recipes: Grilled Corn Chowder

This is a wonderful summer soup enjoyed by many of Chef Jodi’s guests!  Grilling the vegetables brings out the rich flavors that really enhance this chowder. What You’ll Need: 3 ears of corn, shucked 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered 1 leek 1 medium yellow bell pepper 1 poblano pepper 1 medium red bell pepper… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Grilled Corn Chowder

Grilling 101: Tips for your Summer BBQ!!

Summer is finally here, and there’s no better way to enjoy these warm summer evenings than out by the grill with your family and friends!  Here’s what you need to know to become the grill-master of your neighborhood: Get a Clean Start Prior to heating up the grill, use a long-handled wire brush to scrub… Continue reading Grilling 101: Tips for your Summer BBQ!!

Lajollacooks4u Receives Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the Second Year in a Row!

Lajollacooks4u is pleased to announce it has been named as one of Trip Advisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence recipients! The recognition, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on Trip Advisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only approximately 10 percent of businesses listed on Trip… Continue reading Lajollacooks4u Receives Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the Second Year in a Row!

Dishing Out Recipes: Cucumber Martini

If you’re looking for a martini that’s slightly different, give this recipe a try!  Cucumber adds a hint of light flavor, as well as a bit of texture to a basic martini.  What better way to kick-off the weekend? What You’ll Need: 1 1/2 oz. citrus flavored vodka 1 seedless cucumber, sliced 1/2 oz. fresh… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Cucumber Martini

Chef Jodi’s Visit to Rancho La Puerta!

Last week, Chef Jodi toured Rancho La Puerta, the 5-star fitness and spa retreat that has consistently been named the #1 destination spa in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Traveler & Leisure. While there, she took in their phenomenal cooking school, farm and holistic classes — and left inspired by all… Continue reading Chef Jodi’s Visit to Rancho La Puerta!

Grilled Fresh Salsa for the Holiday Weekend!

Who says the grill is just for meat?  Spice up your Memorial Day weekend with some fresh and delicious grilled salsa!  This recipe is straight from Huerta los Tamarindos Organic Farm and Restaurant in Cabo San Jose! What You’ll Need: 2 pounds fresh tomato 2 cloves of garlic 4 Jalapeno pepper 1 Red Onion (Medium-sized)… Continue reading Grilled Fresh Salsa for the Holiday Weekend!

Summer Fun at Lajollacooks4u! Team Building, Family Gatherings and BBQ Kick-offs!

Looking for an innovative way to bond with your colleagues?  Want a fun activity to do with your family?  Well, look no further than Lajollacooks4u! We have everything you need when it comes to fun this summer, we’ve been uniting teams and families through hands-on cooking since 2008.  With new recipes, new competitions and new… Continue reading Summer Fun at Lajollacooks4u! Team Building, Family Gatherings and BBQ Kick-offs!