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!