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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Last week, I returned from a week on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia- celebrating my 25th anniversary with my husband in a place that is truly has been on my "bucket list" for a while, and now I can say it is in a place where wonderful memories live forever...


Tahiti is a French country, and the food was amazing, incredible pastries, fresh baguettes at the local market, a great array of fresh fish prepared in unusual ways,exotic fruits, $10.00 bottles of Bordeaux wine....Tahitian vanilla creme brulee and profitorales for dessert...We even found a pizza place that delivered to our hotel, a nice thin crusted pizza and chocolate mousse for dessert....

One of my favorite dishes was something called Poisson Cru, which is very similar to ceviche - ingredients include high quality tuna, lime, coconut milk, cucumber, tomato, scallions, salt and pepper...

I would have to say it was perfection...but isn't that another word for paradise?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


The more you blog the more you know....recently in checking out some local food blogs I came upon a post for a great idea.....a San Diego Food Bloggers Bake take place at Great News Discount Cookware and Cooking School in Pacific Beach ( on Saturday April 28th from 10AM-2PM...all proceeds go to the Share Our Strength Foundation to stop childhood hunger..

There will be an amazing array of baked goods, all locally made, and Cucina Cara Mia is happy to participate...with our delicious nutella brownies and other Italian treats...come down and get your sweets and help stop childhood hunger!

Great News is located at 1788 Garnet Avenue.