Finally a home cooked meal…….

After nearly 10 days on the road, eating in restaurants and hotels its finally time for a home cooked meal! I have no idea how people who travel a lot do it, eating out all the time would drive me crazy!

Back to my home, kitchen, garden and family, today I embarked on a simple tasty meal made with garden goodies that was just perfect for the moment.


The loveliest vine ripened tomatoes, basil and jalapeños were ready to be picked from the yard to partake in my spicy aromatic tomato sauce to go with some al dente spaghetti.


Dished the spaghetti, topped it off with my aromatic spicy sauce and drizzled a little bit of my Basil Olive Oil from the Mount Dora Olive Oil Company!

Of course as a celebration of Mamacita being back, I had to make a sweet treat, and one of the family favorites is my Raspberry Chocolate Tart.

All you need for it is:

  • 1lb of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 pints of raspberries
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups of oreo cookies
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 1/4 cup of sugar


Pulverize your oreo cookies and then mix them with the butter and sugar and press down into mold. Bake at 350 deg for 20 minutes. Let it cool.

Grab 1 pint of strawberries and press them onto the crust till you cover it nicely.

Put the chocolate chips in a bowl, add the corn syrup and warm cream and mix until all the chips are melted.

Pour into your mold covering all the raspberries and then add more raspberries to decorate. Place in fridge to set for a couple of hours.


So here is a cheer to being back at home but most importantly, to eating a home cooked meal <3

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