October 5, 2018

Winter Cooking Classes 2018-2019

                    Phillis Carey Cooks!!
                 November & December 2018
                     January & February 2019
                         To register for classes, 

    email to philliscarey@aol.com (best method)
   or call (760) 942-1756

No need to pay ahead—Payment’s due at the class!  
All classes are $55 each.
                   Desserts are generally made ahead as a treat for the end of the class.
                             Demonstration Classes held at:

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

Monday, November 12 at 6 pm in Encinitas 
Tuesday, November 13 at 11:30 am in La Jolla
Join Phillis at this class filled with Surprise Recipes for dishes she enjoyed while Cruising the Mediterranean in October.

Monday, November 26 at 6 pm in Solana Beach
Tuesday, November 27 at 11:30 am in La Jolla
Coconut Chicken Soup with Lemongrass, Straw Mushrooms and Thai Lime Leaves;
Magic Mozzarella Gnocchi with Bacon and Spinach;
Sesame Spring Roll Bowls with Ground Pork, Shiitake Mushrooms and Cabbage and more;
Chicken Stuffed with Rosemary, Ham and Manchego Cheese in a Balsamic Sauce on
          Creamy Mashed Cauliflower;
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Monday, December 3 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, December 4 at 11:30 am in La Jolla
Brandy Lemon Sidecar Cocktail; Pimiento Cheese Toasts;
Arugula and Roasted Squash Salad with Lemon Dressing, Pomegranate Seeds,
Pine Nuts and Pecorino Shavings;
Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Roast with Port Red Wine Sauce;
Corn Pudding with Scallions and Red Peppers;
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts;
Almond Pear Cheesecake Torte with Almond Scented Whipped Cream.

Monday, December 10 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, December 11 at 6 pm in La Jolla (note—this is an evening class)
Mojito Champagne Cocktail with Lime and Fresh Mint;
Holiday Mule with Roasted Pumpkin Spice Infused Vodka;
Puff Pastry Christmas Tree with Cheesy Spinach Filling;
Baked BLT Dip with Crostini;
Salami Cups with Pesto Cheese Filling and Roasted Pepper Topping;
Layered Crab Rangoon Wreath with Won Ton Crisps;
Black Forest Chocolate Pound Cake with Cherry Sauce, Whipped Cream
and Chocolate Shavings.

Monday, December 17 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, December 18 at 11:30 am in La Jolla
Seafood Chowder with Shrimp, Crab, Fish, Potatoes, Corn and Dry Sherry;
Creamy Parmesan Tomato Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Prosciutto Crisps;
Smoked Sausage, Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Soup;
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup with Asiago Toasts;
Updated Tunnel of Fudge Cake with Chocolate Glaze.

Monday, January 7 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, January 8 at 11:30 am in La Jolla
Loaded Cauliflower Soup with Bacon, Cheddar and Chives;
Lemony Baked Salmon Cakes with Capers, Old Bay Seasoning and Mustard Aioli;
Chicken Tiki Masla Bowls with Broccoli, Coconut Milk and Garam Masala;
Quick Beef and Bacon Chili with Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream;
Creamy Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings;

Monday, January 14 at 6 pm in Solana Beach
Negroni Cocktail;
Ricotta and Roasted Grape Crostini with Crispy Prosciutto and
Tuscan Arugula Salad with Green Beans, White Beans, Olives and Lemon Vinaigrette;
Spinach Sformato (Vegetable Custard) with Parmesan Sauce;
Matuffi—Layered Polenta and Sausage Mushroom Tomato Sauce; 
Schiacciata alla Fiorentina—Orange Sponge Cake filled with Ricotta Cream.

Monday, January 21 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, January 22 at 11:30 am in La Jolla
Super Easy Lentil Salad with Feta and Olives;
Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Fillets with Lemon;
Pork Tenderloin with Hot Pepper Jelly and Mashed Sweet Potatoes;
Fanfare Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Dill, Zucchini, Tomatoes and Feta;
One-Step German Chocolate Cake Roll.

Monday, January 28 at 6 pm in Solana Beach
Tuesday, January 29 at 11:30 am in La Jolla
Loaded Tater Tot Cup Bites with Bacon, Cheddar and Ranch Dressing;
Creamy White Chicken Caprese Lasagna;
Shrimp and Grits with Mushrooms, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese;
Chicken Fricassee with Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes;
Fanny Farmer’s Original Boston Cream Pie (Cake with Custard Filling and Chocolate Glaze).

Monday, February 4 at 6 pm in Encinitas
Tuesday, February 5 at 11:30 am in La Jolla                                          
Strawberry Lillet Cocktail;
Caramelized Bacon and Fennel Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette;
Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon and Brown Butter Scallops with
Pan Roasted Grapes and Shallots;
Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus;
Caramel Apple Rose Tarts with a Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream.

June 9, 2018


Phillis Carey Cooks!!
July, August, September and October 2018 
To register for classes, 
    email to philliscarey@aol.com (best method)
or call (760) 942-1756
No need to pay ahead—Payment’s due at the class!
                                 Classes held at: 

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 Lifestyl
                 533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.    Solana Beach, CA 92075
                        The LA JOLLA Community Center
                               6811 La Jolla Blvd.     La Jolla, CA 92037

“No Cook” Warm Weather Sauces      
       for Grilled Entrees                         
Monday, July 9 at 6 pm in Encinitas          $53
Tuesday, July 10 at 11:30 am in La Jolla    $55
Gazpacho Salsa on Reverse-Grilled Top Sirloin with a Smoked Paprika Rub;
Moroccan-Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts with Green Harissa;
Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce with Grilled Garlic Shrimp, Basil, Kalamata Olives and Feta;
Grilled Salmon Fillets with Sweet Mustard Sauce on Sautéed Spicy Spinach;
Fresh Raspberry Panna Cotta.

Burger Time                                          
Monday, July 16 at 6 pm in Solana Beach   $53
Jalapeno Popper, Bacon Wrapped Burgers with Cilantro on a Brioche Bun;
Korean BBQ Sauced Burger with Napa Cabbage and Cucumber Slaw on a Sesame Bun;
Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta, Kalamata Olives and Yogurt Dill Spread on Pita Bread;
Bacon-Beef Burger with Grilled Onions and Catalina Dressing on a Ciabatta Roll;
Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies.

Summery Low Carb Cooking               
Monday, July 23 at 6 pm in Encinitas           $53
Tuesday, July 24 at 6 pm in La Jolla       $55
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries with Lemon-Pepper Ranch Dressing;
Tequila Marinated Skirt Steak Carne Asada Tacos with Cheese Wafer “Tortillas”;
Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto, Chicken, Black Olives and Heirloom Tomatoes
With Cheesy Garlic Flatbread;
Lemon Butter-Basted Salmon with Dill Beurre Blanc;
Addictive Chocolate Chip Walnut Meringue Cookies.

Summer Chicken Hot Off the Grill       
Monday, July 30 at 6 pm in Encinitas                  $53
Tuesday, July 31 at 11:30 am in La Jolla           $55
Strawberry, Bacon and Grilled Chicken Salad with a Ginger-Orange Dressing, Pecans and
Goat Cheese;
Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken Breasts with Creamy Black Beans;
Indian-Spiced Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Raita;
Buffalo-Style Grilled Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Sauce and Cooling Watermelon
and Jicama Salad with a Citrus Dressing;
Fresh Raspberry Ricotta Cake.

Fresh Summer Cooking                       
Monday, August 6 at 6 pm in Encinitas       $53  
Tuesday, August 7 at 11:30 am in La Jolla           $55
Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Parmesan with Fresh Basil and Fontina;
Bacon and Fresh Tomato Tart with Cheddar Topping and a Buttery Crust;
Lemony Brined Chicken Breasts with Fresh Tarragon Blackberry Relish;
Cowboy Shrimp, Pinto Beans and Bacon on Fresh Corn Grits;
Cinnamon Sugar Cheesecake Quesadillas with Strawberry Sauce.

Labor Day Party Time                           
Monday, August 13 at 6 pm in Solana Beach  $55
Tuesday, August 14 at 6 pm in La Jolla          $55
Watermelon Sangria with Blueberry Float;
Cheesy Shrimp Garlic Bread;
Greek Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak with Garlic Yogurt Sauce;
BLT Salad with Grilled Corn and Buttermilk Parmesan Dressing;
Grilled Potato Salad with Red Onion-Parsley Vinaigrette Topped with Salt and Vinegar Chips;
Coconut Cream Chocolate Ice Box Cake with Almonds.

Country Cooking Around the USA      
Monday, August 20 at 6 pm in Encinitas       $54
Tuesday, August 21 at 11:30 am in La Jolla           $55
Tex-Mex Rubbed Flank Steak with Chili Lime Cowboy Caviar and Crunchy Fritos;
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Alabama White BBQ Sauce;
Maine Blueberry Pinot Noir BBQ Sauced Pork Tenderloin;
Kansas City Baby Back Ribs with a Brown Sugar Rub and Smoky BBQ Sauce;
St. Louis Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake.

Learn-a-Lunch—Fall is in the Air                                  
Thursday, September 6 at Noon in Encinitas  $43
White Cheddar Cauliflower Soup with Chives;
Maple Balsamic Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin;
Warm Roasted Mushroom and Green Bean Farro Salad;
Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Torte.

Autumn in Wine Country           
Monday, September 10 at 6 pm in Encinitas                $55
Tuesday, September 11 at 11:30 am in La Jolla           $55
Sparkling Amaretto Sours;
Puff Pastries with Seared Pears, Prosciutto, Arugula and Blue Cheese;
Filet Mignon with Buttery Horseradish Mustard Sauce with
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms;
Fennel Crusted Salmon with Pinot Noir Sauce with
          Goat Cheese Potato Mash;
Toasted Almond Torte with Fresh Plum Compote.

Fast Everynight Fall Cooking    
Monday, September 17 at 6 pm in Solana Beach           $55
Tuesday, September 18 at 11:30 am in La Jolla           $55
Caprese Baked Fanfare Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Glaze;
Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon with Roasted Corn and Arugula Toss with
Honey Mustard Dressing;
Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Smoky Apricot-Soy Glaze and Roasted Sesame Baby Broccoli;
Tortillas Crusted Southwestern Salsa Chicken with Lime and Hot Pepper Cheese;
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Quick Meals Using  Rotisserie Chicken                      
Monday, September 24 at 6 pm in Encinitas                  $55
Tuesday, September 25 at 11:30 am in La Jolla           $55
Green Goddess Panzanella Chicken Salad with Celery, Roasted Red Peppers and Olives;
Quick Mole Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream, Scallions and Cotija Cheese;
BBQ Chicken Calzone with Smoked Gouda, Red Onions and Cilantro;
Quick Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Stew with Frito and Crema Toppings;
Carrot Cake Blondies with Cheesecake Swirl.

Cruising the Mediterranean                 
Monday, October 1 at 6 pm in Encinitas       $55
Tuesday, October 2 at 11:30 am in La Jolla           $55
Spanish Shrimp with Garlic, Sherry and Crusty Bread;
Quick Sausage Cassoulet with White Beans and Herbes de Provence;
Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken with Chermoula Sauce and Warm Lentil Salad with Grapes,
 Pistachio Nuts and Mint;
Sicilian Steak with Salmoriglio Sauce/Marinade and Orange and Red Onion Spinach Salad
with Castevetrano Olives;
Caprese Chocolate Almond Torta with Almond-Scented Cream.

Insta-Pot Cooking                                
Monday, October 8 at 6 pm in Encinitas       $55.
Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup with Fried Sage Leaves
(Chicken Stock cooked in InstaPot);
Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach BBQ Sauce;
Italian Rosemary Chicken Stew with Ham, Mushrooms and White Beans
(beans cooked in InstaPot);
Ale Beef Stew with Potatoes, Carrots, Peas and a Mustard Kick;
Pumpkin Custard Cups.

Phillis Carey and Diane Phillips
are set to take you on the trip of a lifetime 
to Sicily in April 2019
On this fully escorted tour with Diane and Phillis, you will experience the beauty, diversity, culture, food and wines of Sicily.

"Flavors of Sicily"  --  April 5 to 15, 2019

Exploring the island from West to East, this custom group
will spend two nights in each
- Palermo, Menfi, Ragusa, Siracusa and Taormina -
while providing the opportunity to experience the Sicilian culture,
to sample the local food & wines
and to learn about the many layers of history left behind by
the Greeks, the Romans and the Arabs.

These are all pictures we took on our trip last year!  This is a magical place and very unlike the rest of Italy I've visited.  I felt an amazing connection to the past here--maybe it's because my great-grandfather was born here.  The main cities are very cosmopolitan but on a smaller scale and the small towns are charming. The food is wonderful, the people are friendly and you will feel very taken care of throughout your time in Sicily!

There will be food in restaurants as well as some we make ourselves! 
Wait until you try the Meat Filled Arancini in Palermo or how about the Brioche and Gelato Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Chocolate of Modica is like nothing you have tasted before. We'll learn how to make it and then taste many traditional treats made with this famous delicacy!

Besides learning about the food and wine of Sicily we will do plenty of sight-seeing along the way.

                                                  We'll walk right out on the
Salt Pans of Marsala and learn how the
salt has been harvested for centuries!

Ah, Ortygia--it's a charming old town, really an island, with a fabulous market. We'll see an abundance of fresh fish and vegetables, so perfectly ripe. The tomatoes in Sicily are the best ever. I bought a couple of pounds of salt-packed capers there last year and have just finally used them up!  
I guess it's time to go back. 

Greek Temples you can walk right up
to and touch!

"Flavors of Italy"
pricing, not including air--
Tour begins in Palermo.

€5127 Euros--per person,
Double Occupancy

Single Supplement -- €395 Euros
(2 spots available)

(Prices are in euros due the the fluctuation of the rate exchange.
Search google for the daily
US$ equivalent.)

Here's the flyer with more details about this trip. Be sure to ask about 
the add-on trip to Emilia Romagna.

For more information or to sign up for this trip contact:  
Merlene Lynch
(Affiliate of Avant Garde Travel)

This tour is limited in size so do sign up soon!

March 21, 2018

May and June Cooking Classes 2018

Phillis Carey Cooks!!
 May and June 2018 
To register for classes, 
    email to philliscarey@aol.com (best method)
   or call (760) 942-1756
No need to pay ahead—Payment’s due at the class!
   Classes held at: 

Boys and Girls Club's Center for a Healthy Lifestyle
1221 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024

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

Monday, April 16 at 6 pm in Solana Beach                        $52—Full
Monday, April 23 at 6 pm in Encinitas                                $52—8 spots
Tuesday, April 24 at 11:30 am in La Jolla                          $55—6 spots
Caprese Zoodle Salad with Fresh Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Salami Crisps:
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Sausage Sauce and Spinach Ricotta Cheese;
Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach;
Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese with Bacon;
Cream Cheese Crepes with Strawberries, Crème Fraiche and Shaved Chocolate.

Monday, April 30 at 6 pm in Solana Beach                        $55—Full
Tuesday, May 1 at 11:30 am in La Jolla                             $55—Full
Tuesday, May 1 at 6 pm in Solana Beach                           $55—11 spots
Fresh Strawberry Margaritas;    Mexican Street Corn Dip with Blue Corn Tortilla Chips;
Triple Layer BBQ Chicken Quesadilla Wedges on Chopped Romaine with
Pico De Gallo and Chipotle Ranch Dressing;
Southwestern Rubbed Skirt Steak with Roasted Chilies and Tomatoes on
Cheese Grits with Black Bean Sauce;
Mayan Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream.       

MAY MASH-UPS—the art of combining two traditional dishes into one!
Monday, May 7 at 6 pm in Encinitas                                   $52
Tuesday, May 8 at 11:30 am in La Jolla                              $55
Caprese Quesadillas with Prosciutto, Basil, Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto Topping and
          Parmesan Crust:
Smoked Salmon Dutch Baby with Dilly Crème Fraiche and Pickled Onions and Capers;
French Onion Soup Burger with Gruyere, Arugula and Mustard-Crusted English Muffins;
Mexican Chicken Lasagna with Pasta, Peppers, Salsa and Two Cheeses;
Carrot Cake Cheesecake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting.
SENSATIONAL SHRIMP                    
Monday, May 14 at 6 pm in Solana Beach                          $53
Tuesday, May 15 at 11:30 am in La Jolla                           $55
New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp with Crusty Bread;
Italian Shrimp and Grits with Pancetta, Roasted Peppers and Capers;
Greek Shrimp Saganaki with Tomatoes, Fresh Dill, Kalamata Olives and Feta;
Asian Shrimp Risotto with Snap Peas, Carrots, Baby Bok Choy and Sesame Seeds;
Strawberry Scone Shortcake with Fresh Blueberries and Cream.

Monday, May 21 at 6 pm in Encinitas                                  $53
Tuesday, May 22 at 11:30 am in La Jolla                             $55
Orange Miso Glazed Broiled Salmon with Sesame Seeds and Scallions;
Fresh Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with Fresh Basil;
Peanut Crusted Spicy Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Hunan Sauce;
Grilled Flank Steak and Onions with Ancho Chili Rub and Onion Blossom Horseradish Sauce;
Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Torte with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Monday, June 4 at 6 pm in Encinitas                                  $54
Blackberry Mule Cocktail;
Crispy Chili-Lime Roasted Chickpeas;
Korean Bulgogi Beef Street Tacos with Napa Radish Slaw with Soy-Lime Dressing and
Pickled Cucumbers;
Salvadorian Cheese Stuffed Pupusas with Cortido (Vinegary Sweet Slaw)
BBQ Sauced Pork Sliders topped with BBQ Slaw and Cheddar Cheese;
Brown Butter Crepes with Mascarpone Cream, Strawberries and Caramel Sauce.

Monday, June 11 at 6 pm in Solana Beach                        $52
Tuesday, June 12 at 11:30 am in La Jolla                          $55
Ras El Hanout Spiced and Grilled Chicken with Tfaya (Caramelized Onions and Raisins)
on Almond Couscous;
Piri Piri Prawns with Portuguese Tomato and Bacon Rice;
Shichimi Togarashi Spiced Miso Honey Salmon with Wasabi Ginger Aioli;
Garam Masala Spiced Chana (Chickpea) Curry with Coconut Milk;
Frosted Chai-Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies.

SUMMER SALAD SUPPERS                  
Monday, June 18 at 6 pm in Encinitas                               $52    
Tuesday, June 19 at 11:30 am in La Jolla                          $52
Vietnamese Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad with Cucumbers, Carrots, Bean Sprouts,
          Fresh Herbs and Peanut Dressing;
Southwestern Chili-Lime Rubbed Chicken Romaine Salad with Black Beans, Avocado Salsa
Dressing and Mexican Street Corn Salad;
Smoky Salmon and BLT Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado, Bacony Croutons and
Creamy Lemon Dressing;   Key Lime Pie Bars with Gingersnap Crust.