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

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....


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Linda had fantastic for you now to be able to get an employee discount at SUR LA TABLE! It sounds like a fun job!

Oh boy how I'd LOVE to get n autographed copy of Martha's new book! She's a very nice person to have done that for your daughter when she was ill. I'm glad Courtney continues to do well and I hope she gets to meet her hero today!

Sue said...

Hi Linda.....How terrific getting a job at Sur La of my favorite stores..tell them they need to get back their "Bon Apetit" satin ribbon on a roll...I need some and they don't sell it anymore....I hope your daughter gets to meet Martha in nice it was of her to send the personal picture....You must post pictures if you get to go...Oh you know you will wait for as long as it takes....anything for the daughters...right!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh...That job sounds RIGHT up your alley, Linda! I imagine you will be spending all of your hard earned clams on their goodies.

Win win for them, eh?

Win win for you too! you get 45% off of all clad too?

janie said...

Congrats on the job! I knew they'd hire you. When do you start?

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations on your new job! I am so happy for you! Twyla

Ciao Chow Linda said...

That would be a dangerous job for me - I'd blow my whole paycheck before I ever left the store.