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October 15 to 25, 2020 from Athens to Venice

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Cruise from Athens to Venice visiting the following ports:

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In Turkey: Ephesus

In Montenegro: Kotor

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Recipe of the Week Email
September 18, 2019

I can't believe it's almost fall. Are you asking yourself, "Where did the summer go?" I know I am.

It's time to start thinking about apples, pears, pumpkins and squash of all kinds. In San Diego, it's still quite warm and will be for a while, I'm sure, but I had my first cup of hot tea this morning in months. It just felt right!

This week I'm sharing a delicious recipe for Greek Shrimp. It's easy and full of flavor. Be sure to use great canned tomatoes--I used Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes with all the juices. They were perfect. There roasted tomatoes would also work well in this recipe.

Another point is to get sheep's milk feta cheese. It's creamy and less salty--perfect for this dish. Since Trader Joe's discontinued my favorite Pastures of Eden brand I've been scrambling to find a new one. French feta is always a good choice. For class I actually used the one from Costco, not my favorite (it's a bit dry) but it worked well for this dish.

It's so great to see my new classes are filling well for the Fall Winter Schedule. There still spots available though and the waiting list will often get you in when those holiday cancellations begin to roll in. Click here for the class list which includes the current spots available in each class.

I am thinking of adding a second class for these two:
11/11 Company's Coming--Let's Celebrate
12/2 Holiday Christmas Dinner
BUT I need more people to let me know they are interested by putting their names on the waiting list and then we'll see!

Keep cooking but stay cool--Until next time, Phillis Carey
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ONE DISH GREEK SHRIMP

GREEK SHRIMP WITH SPICED TOMATOES AND FETA ON ORZO
Serves 4.

4 T. extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup finely chopped shallots
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1-28 oz. can diced tomatoes with juices
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
1 T. honey
1 1/2 lbs. extra-large shrimp, peeled and
deveined
6 oz. sheep’s milk feta cheese
3/4 tsp. dried oregano
2 T. roughly chopped fresh mint
Cooked Orzo
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat the olive oil in a wide oven-proof skillet over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Do not brown.

2. Add the tomatoes with their juices, salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes, and honey. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Off the heat, arrange the shrimp over the tomato sauce in an even layer. Crumble the feta over the shrimp, and then sprinkle with the oregano. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked (the cooking time will depend on the size of the shrimp). Serve shrimp and sauce on a bed of cooked Orzo or just in a bowl.

Note:  If you do not have an oven-proof skillet, simply transfer the tomato sauce to a 9-by-13-inch or equivalent baking dish and proceed from there.    

Click here for a printable version
of this recipe.
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 COOKING CLASSES 2019-2020
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Never hesitate to add yourself to the waiting lists for these classes.
Cancellations do occur and Phillis is happy to fill them from the waiting list.
Also, sometimes a class with a long waiting list will be repeated.
Class Locations:
ENCINITAS   Boys and Girls Club's Center for a Healthy Lifestyle
1221 Encinitas Blvd. * Encinitas, CA 92024
SOLANA BEACH Boys and Girls Club's Center for a Healthy Lifestyle
533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. * Solana Beach, CA 92075
The  LA JOLLA   Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd. * La Jolla, CA 92037
SHORTCUT COOKING—ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
Monday, October 7 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Chicken and Bacon Pasta Carbonara with
Peas;
Thai Yellow Pineapple Curry with Chicken,
Red Pepper, Snap Peas and Mint;
White Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke
Lasagna;
Chicken Tortilla Soup with Fire-Roasted
Tomatoes, Corn and Black Beans;
Gingerbread Cookie Bars with Caramel
Buttercream Frosting.

SENSATIONAL SALMON
Monday, October 21 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, October 22 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Smoked Salmon, Pea, Arugula and Crispy
Prosciutto Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette;
Tropical Roasted Salmon with Ginger,
Pineapple and Sesame Seeds;
Slow-Roasted Whole Salmon Fillet with
Sicilian Olive, Lemon, Caper Sauce;
Creamy Lemon and Garlic Salmon Sauté
with Fresh Dill;
Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze.

A BIT FANCY—HOLIDAY RECIPES
Monday, October 28 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Butternut Squash Risotto Topped with
Garlic Sage Shrimp;
Pear and Thyme Brined Turkey Breast
and Gravy with Cranberry Sausage
Dressing;
French Onion Chicken Breast Sauté with
Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes;
Caramel Pecan Cheesecake with a
Cinnamon Crumb Crust.

GREEK-INSPIRED FALL FLAVORS
Monday, November 4 at 6 pm
in Solana Beach
Baked Feta with Fresh Oregano, Tomatoes
and Pita Wedges;
Zucchini Phyllo Pie with Yogurt Dill Sauce;
Sheet-Pan Roasted Greek Chicken with
Potatoes, Artichokes and Tzatziki Sauce;
Roasted Salmon with Greek Feta, Cherry
Tomato, Dill and Kalamata Olive Topping
and Lemon Dill Rice Pilaf;
Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey and
Toasted Walnuts.

COMPANY’S COMING—LET’S CELEBRATE
Monday, November 11 at 6 pm
in Encinitas
Tuesday, November 12 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Warm Brussels Sprout and Bacon Salad with
Apples, Pecans and Manchego Cheese;
Spiced Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry
Ginger Mango Chutney;
Yellow Sweet Potato Gratin with Parmesan
Cheese;
Roasted Green Beans and Red Onions with
Orange Gremolata;
German Chocolate Pecan Pie with Flaky
Crust.

COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES
Monday, November 18 at 6 pm
in Encinitas
Tuesday, November 19 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Grand Marnier Champagne Cosmo;
Apple Cider and Brandy Cocktail (Sidecar
with Cider);
Creamy Greek Fondue with Feta, Dill, Olives
and Tomatoes with Pita Crisps;
Holiday Bacon Wrapped Dates with Cream
Cheese, Dried Cranberry and
Candied Pecan Filling;
Ham and Cheese Feuilleté (Ham and
Cheese Stuffed Puff Pastry);
Artichoke and Shrimp Tiropetes (Phyllo
Triangles);
Espresso Martini 4-Layer Chocolate Cake
with an Espresso Cream Cheese Frosting
 and Kahlua Drizzle.
HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS DINNER
Monday, December 2 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, December 3 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Creamy Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme
and Parmesan Crisps;
Dried Porcini and Black Pepper Rubbed
Beef Rib Roast au Jus;
Creamy French Onion Mashed Potatoes;
Holiday Roasted Brussels Sprouts and
Carrots with Balsamic, Fresh Herbs and Dried Cranberries; Dark Chocolate Souffle
Roll with Candy Cane Cream Filling.

HOLIDAY BRUNCH DISHES
Monday December 9 at 6 pm
in Encinitas
Tuesday, December 10 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Tequila Sunrise Mimosas;
Buttermilk Pancakes with Roasted
Strawberries;
Baked Croque Madame with Ham and
Gruyere Cheese;
Mid-Western Breakfast Pizza with White
Sauce, Sausage, Hash Browns and
Cheese;
Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Baked Frittata
with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Drizzle;
Chocolate Pecan Scones with Orange
Butter.

GOOD LUCK ITALIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY  
Monday, December 16 at 6 pm
in Encinitas
Tuesday, December 17 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Antipasti Salad with Marinated Red Onions,
Roasted Marinated Artichoke Hearts,
Salami, Olives and Roasted Peppers with
a Red Wine Vinegar and Oregano
Dressing;
White Risotto Cakes with Pesto Cream and
Seared Shrimp
Big Pot of Lentils with Italian Sausage;
Quick Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia;
Sweet Wine and Grape Citrus Cake with
Limoncello Cream.

COOL WEATHER SOUPS
Monday, January 6 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, January 7 at 11:30 am in La Jolla
Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Pastry Crust
Crisps;
Mexican Street Corn Soup with Shrimp and
Bacon, Cotija Cheese and Cilantro;
Chicken Cordon Bleu Chowder with Ham,
Potatoes and Swiss Cheese;
Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Spinach
and Parmesan Cheese;
Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Cookie Bars.

WINTER COMFORT FOODS
Monday, January 20 at 6 pm
in Encinitas
Tuesday, January 21 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Bacon and Onion Focaccia Tart;
Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna with Ham
and Swiss;
Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Mustard and
Bacon Sauce on Cheesy Grits;
Chicken Chile Verde with Tomatillos, Poblano Chilies and White Beans;
Nutella Mascarpone Pie with Chocolate
Crumb Crust and Hazelnuts.

SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS ENTREES FOR 2020
Monday, January 27 at 6 pm
in Solana Beach
Tuesday, January 28 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Roasted Poblano, Sausage and Corn Soup;
Mediterranean Fish en Papillote (Wrapped in Parchment) with Artichoke Hearts,
Kalamata Olives and Capers;
“Tastes like Porchetta” Sautéed Fennel Chicken Breasts with Bacon Herbed Topping;
Italian Braised Pork Tenderloin with Quick Tomato Sauce on Polenta Cacio e Pepe;
Salted Caramel Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting and Caramel Drizzle.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER
Monday, February 3 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, February 4 at 11:30 am
in La Jolla
Warm Butter Poached Shrimp Salad with
Tangelos, Butter Lettuce
and Tarragon Citrus Dressing;
Beef Wellington Tarts with Port Mushroom
Sauce ;
Individual Potato Gratins with Garlic-Herb
Cheese;
Asparagus with Dijon Mustard and Fresh
Thyme;
Personal-Size Chocolate Pavlovas Filled
with Dark Chocolate Pastry Cream.        
For more info or to learn more about Phillis Carey,
Visit her website: phillis-carey.blogspot.com