Now, I love to cut corners and figure out ways to prepare and eat healthy food — quickly. Once, I cooked with heavy cream, butter and flour to make buerre blanc and sauce meuniere. Now, salad and fresh fruit are the mainstays. Once, I learned to make a chocolate hazelnut torte — a three-layer extravaganza with chocolate ganache, shaved chocolate curls adorning a chocolate whipped cream frosting, all perfectly turned out for the ooohs-and-aaaaahs. So, as I give you these cut-the-corners recipes, know that I’m translating from the difficult to the simple for your dining pleasure. Buen probecho!
Search by Topic
See Us Social
Zayzelle: Dress Simply is our new clothing line, one dress, one-of-a-kind, one size fits many, imaginative cloth. Plus, jewelry and an easy-to-wear pullover scarf. Keep checking back for What’s New.
Norma Writes for Selvedge Latin Issue
Why We Left, Expat Anthology: Norma’s Personal Essay
Norma Contributes Two Chapters!
- Norma Schafer and Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC has offered programs in Mexico since 2006. We have over 30 years of university program development experience. See my resume.
Study Tours + Study Abroad are personally curated and introduce you to Mexico's greatest artisans. They are off-the-beaten path, internationally recognized. We give you access to where people live and work. Yes, it is safe and secure to travel. Groups are limited in size for the most personal experience.
Programs can be scheduled to meet your travel plans. Send us your available dates.
Designers, retailers, wholesalers, universities and other organizations come to us to develop customized itineraries, study abroad programs, meetings and conferences. It's our pleasure to make arrangements.
Our Clients Include *Penland School of Crafts *North Carolina State University *WARP Weave a Real Peace *Methodist University
Tell us how we can put a program together for you! Send an email firstname.lastname@example.org