CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Courtney meets Martha

Martha Stewart is a very nice person! Courtney waited in line 3 hours, and when it was time to get the book signed, we quickly shared her story, and showed Martha the photo she had sent Courtney 15 years ago...she was very interested, and asked Courtney if she was "well" now, and put Best Wishes Courtney on the book!
Martha is a Good Thing, and it's all good in Courtney's world! Who knows what's next...maybe her own Food Network show!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I should be ashamed of myself for not blogging for a LONG time, I guess life gets in the way, or I don't feel inspired, but the big news this week is I got a seasonal job at SUR LA TABLE, the cooking and foodie store which is a 5 minute drive from my house....I am very excited to be spending all of my earnings on Christmas gifts and items for me this year at this amazing store.

I made a killer paella the other night and when I get my cut and paste to work on this program I will be excited to share the recipe with you.... I did learn that I need to buy a new paella pan when I my get 40% discount, because it was overflowing.

I hope everyone is enjoying our beautiful fall weather, because I could not take those hot flashes I was experiencing anymore with summer weather. If by chance you are you menopausal ,you understand summer needs to be a shorter season, or you have to live in air conditioning ALL the time.!

One more thing, Martha Stewart will be signing her new book at our local COSTCO this coming Sunday. My daughter Courtney wants to go and get her very own copy. You may recall in one of my earlier posts that when Courtney was recovering from leukemia I sent her a letter and a photo of Courtney holding two Martha video's in her hand. I shared how Courtney loved watching those videos over and over. Martha sent back an 8 X 10 glossy of herself...".To Courtney....You're a good thing! "

I don't know if we are going to stand in that line for at least 2 hours like I did when I met Ina, but perhaps Martha might be a little touched by this young lady, who has survived this terrible disease, is passionate about food, and wants to meet an ICON!

To be continued....