Easy Tapas


This week it was just too darn hot on recipe night to to fire up the oven or stovetop, so I decided to make my easy no cooking version of a tapas dinner.

easy tapas dinner


Quality bread or crackers.

Calabrese Salame.


Manchego Cheese.

Cambozola -triple cream blue cheese.

Avocado – sliced.

Cantaloupe – sliced.

Kalamata olives.

Major Grey’s Chutney.

Spicy Pickled Vegetables.


Tomato – sliced.


Open plastic wrapped meats and cheeses, cans, bottles, and then slice bread/avocado/tomato/cantaloupe, and plate.

Whew ….. time for dinner.


I attended another great Foodista event last weekend. The 2016 International Food Blogger Conference was held in the Farm to Fork Capital of America … Sacramento, California.  Those that arrived on Thursday could sign up for farm, winery, and other tours. I’ve been told the tours were wonderful.

I arrived in time for the first day of the conference. The keynote speaker was the renowned Chef John Ash!

At the close of the first day we were treated to a taste of Sacramento which included many local restaurants and wineries.

IFBC schedule

Day two of the conference provided great breakout sessions, including a lesson on snap chatting, co-paneled by professional food photographer Matt Armendariz! Another awesome breakout I attended was the UC Davis led olive oil blind taste testing.

olive oil taste testing

The second day of the event also featured a wine and Lindsay olive themed appetizers party.

photo 2-4

And then, at the end of the second day, we were treated to an out of this world sit-down Farm to Fork dinner on a beautiful tree lined street.

And here’s the good news for you, the 2017 IFBC will again be held in Sacramento and you can be there! Check it out at http://www.foodista.com/ifbc2016/announcing-the-2017-international-food-blogger-conference

Don’t forget, my new religious fiction, thriller, Dinner With Lucifer is now available in all e-book formats.

Good Eating and Table Talk,





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