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

Dishing Out Recipes: Orzo with Lemon, Feta and Cherry Tomatoes

Summer is here, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a wonderfully light summer salad! What You’ll Need: 1 box of orzo 1-2 T olive oil Juice of 1-2 lemons 1 cup chopped feta cheese 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half Salt & pepper to taste What to Do: In… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Orzo with Lemon, Feta and Cherry Tomatoes

What’s New: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall This was a heated summer for Lajollacooks4u. Not only did we welcome new and wonderful faces, but we worked day-in and day-out to compile a cookbook worthy of our fans.  And now as summer comes to a close and autumn begins to greet us, we can’t wait to announce that our cookbook is making… Continue reading What’s New: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Kitchen Tips: Transitioning from Summer to Autumn

Kitchen Tips for Transitioning from Summer to Autumn September can be a confusing month…autumn isn’t quite here yet, nor has summer said its last goodbyes. The weather says it’s still safe to grill outside, but roasting food indoors is coming back in season. And while all of the earth’s produce is starting to change from summer’s bounty… Continue reading Kitchen Tips: Transitioning from Summer to Autumn

Dishing Out Recipes: Nectarine and Blackberry Crostata

Nectarine and Blackberry Crostata This is an absolutely fabulous recipe. Feel free to use ready-made pie dough to make it even easier! Crust 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour ¼ cup polenta (coarse cornmeal) 1 ¾ stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1/3 cup ice water 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon orange peel,… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Nectarine and Blackberry Crostata

Dishing Out Recipes: Grilled Flatbreads

Grilled Flatbreads You’ll love making this recipe. Not only is the dough is quick and easy to make, but grilling the flatbreads is also a blast for you and the family. Be creative and add any topping of your choice! Dough 2 ¼ cup bread flour, divided ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water, divided 1 package… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Grilled Flatbreads

What’s New: Summer Lovin’

What’s New: Summer Lovin’ The month of June was a lovely warm-up for our hot hot summer here in San Diego. Lajollacooks4u welcomed groups big and small for team-building and home-cooking classes alike. And while we may have been busy greeting new faces, we’ve been cooking up a special surprise for our fans on the side… our… Continue reading What’s New: Summer Lovin’