Monthly Archives: July 2013



Sunday mornings are usually lazy ones, and more after a three day weekend filled with activities and over energetic kiddos around, so for today’s brunch I decided to call in my heritage and prepare some Torrejas, which is a Spanish version of the French toast but with more calories and less egg flavor.

My dad used to prepare my brother and me Torrejas every time he could, that is, hiding and sneaking from my mom’s healthy breakfasts when she slept in during the weekends. The recipe is extremely easy -if my dad could make it, so can you- here it goes:

Pancake mix -watery down as to prepare crepes-
White bread sliced in half -triangle shape-
Butter -the real one, please-
Confectioner sugar

Heat up the pan, lower the flame to medium low and add 1 tbs of butter until it melts down, don’t let it brown! Dunk the triangle white bread into the pancake mix (be close to the stove because it drips) and then place it into the pan, be careful not to let the bread into the mix too much time because it gets so soggy, it crumbles and the Torreja gets ruined. Once the Torreja is golden brown on the down side, turn it over to finish cooking, as in any pancake, set it aside and repeat the procedure with the rest of the triangles.
Sprinkle confectioner sugar and cinnamon as much as you like and that is all! Torrejas for brunch.



Nice long weekend


4th of July weekend and I have no idea how to keep up with my kids’ energy, they want to do everything in just three days -thank God they know Sunday is for church and staying at home- from morning parade to swimming, movie theaters, park and bikes, fireworks, beach, tie dye projects, giving the dogs a spa, skating, flying kites, wii competition, outdoor grill…

One step at a time, I know that for sure, but right now procrastinating seems far more appealing than starting to hushing every one from their lethargy -including me- and enjoy a wonderful weather with Sun and some breeze.

I believe my second cup of espresso is starting to kick in, ideas are starting to fall in place and the urge to go outdoors has begun!

Happy Fourth of July everyone, enjoy the day!