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Caramel Cupcakes @ cheftamara

In baking, chef tamara, cocinando, cooking on August 7, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Go check out the Caramel Cupcakes w/Brown Sugar Caramel Frosting over at: or click on cupcake picture!

¡Buen provecho!


Roasted Chickpeas

In chef tamara, cocinando, cooking, snacks on August 3, 2009 at 3:58 AM

Made some Oven Roasted Chickpeas over on Chef Tamara

Vaca Frita @ Plaza

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2009 at 3:24 AM

A few weeks ago I met a friend at Plaza Las Americas and we ended up grabbing some dinner at La Terraza (food court). We chose to eat at Vaca Frita, a new spot featuring Cuban food. Or what I like to refer to as CubaRican since our foods are so intertwined. I ordered their namesake, the Vaca Frita (fried cow), which took FOREVER to be prepared. And by FOREVER I mean easily 8 to 10 minutes. Why?

Vaca Frita (the one shown here is from Versailles @ Calle 8 in Miami who makes the BEST Vaca Frita I’ve had so far) is kind of like Ropa Vieja cooked until crispy, usually with onions. Here they took the Ropa Vieja over to the sandwich press on their back table and proceeded to “crisp” it up along with the onions. When we ordered there were no other customers and I’m hoping at that point (slow periods) they only make the Vaca Frita to order which explains why it took so long. If not, I have no idea how they get through the lunch rush.