20 In Misc


I recently posted my version of the delicious broccoli they serve at our local restaurant, La Duni.  La Duni serves up a variety of gourmet latin dishes.  It's one of our favorite places to visit when we're in Dallas.  Back to the broccoli.  La Duni was kind enough to invite me into the kitchen to learn how to make their version of my favorite broccoli dish with executive chef Julia.  My version was pretty close, but I learned a lot from chef Julia!

With chef julia 

Baked goods 

There were lots of tasty looking things in the kitchen!!


Sweet potato fries….


This chopped parsley begged to be photographed…


Here I am putting on a mic, we filmed this too, so I will let you all know when it's on YouTube.  Note to self: make a hair appointment!!


The ingredients in order from the bottom.

Galric minced

Freshly ground pepper

Course salt

Red pepper flakes

Fresh lemon

Olive oil


Heat skillet, add a little olive oil.  Add broccoli and let it cook on one side till turning brown.  Flip broccoli to other side.  As broccoli is browning on both sides add garlic.  Do this towards the end so garlic won't burn.  Season with pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Squeeze with fresh lemon after removing from the heat.


This has sliced asparagus too–a great addition!


Surveying the kitchen…


La Duni is famous for their cakes.  This picture says it all.

Bw cake 


They are also known for their coffee and Mojitos. 


It's only water–it's just so darn hot here, I had to post this. 

Thank You La Duni for having me–let's do it again!!


  • Leia
    July 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

    This looks so yummy, I’m definitely going to try it! Thanks Judy!

  • The Photodiarist
    July 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Wonderful!! BTW, your hair looks great.

  • Rachel
    July 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

    your food posts make me so hungry!! I don’t know if you ever have, but you should do a post on how to get those beautiful waves in your hair!

  • Mara
    July 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Wow, what a cool experience! I especially love the asparagus addition — looks tasty. I can’t wait to try it at home.

  • Natalie
    July 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Love your daughter’s blog and after discovering yours, am equally addicted. Such a charming and precious family. πŸ™‚
    Trying this recipe tonite. Excited about the basic ingredients. Thnx for posting!

  • catherine
    July 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    The broccoli looks really yummy and seems simple. I am no cook but may have to give it a go.
    I second the request on a post on how you curl your hair. I suspect you work your magic on Jane too, she has rocked some fabulous loose waves as well recently.
    Stay cool in the Texas heat.

  • Mayra
    July 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Funny how you posted this today. I had seen your previous post and got it all ready to do it for lunch today when I realized I was out of garlic. I did the same steps but used onion instead. I chopped it up first and let it soak in fresh lemon juice for about 20 minutes to kill some of the strong onion effect. It came out great! I can’t wait to try the new version though!

  • Kim
    July 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I Looooove la duni! My fave new addition is the quatros leches cupcakes!

  • Carissa
    July 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    This all looks so yummy!!!! Great pictures!

  • fashion tidbits
    July 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    oh wow!!! totally yum. can’t wait for the video

  • Jen Smith
    July 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE la duni…I am totally envious you got to go cook with the chef there…I hope you can snag the recipe for the cuatro leches cake!!! πŸ™‚

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    July 21, 2010 at 8:34 pm

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  • Faux Fuchsia
    July 22, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Dear Judes, glad you are embracing cooking-so soothing and comforting in these Difficult Times. I love broc. It is the veg of the Gods.

  • Belinda
    July 22, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Oh, what fun! This broccoli sounds like a must try. I love broccoli and cook it often, but always just go the easy route of steaming it with a bit of butter and salt added…a squeeze of lemon if I’m really getting fancy, lol! And not to worry…your hair looks fabulous! πŸ™‚

  • Annie
    July 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

    mmmm looks so good! thanks for sharing, I definetly want to try this out today!!

  • Sharon
    July 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Yummy, everything looks delicious!!! I loooove broccoli!

  • Nickie Frye
    July 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I can’t even look at those amazing cakes. No dessert for me! Trying to lose that “baby weight” once & for all

  • nadj
    July 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    wow. im really hungry, seeing that just put me over the top..beautiful pictures πŸ™‚

  • Skye
    July 23, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Who knew parsley could look so pretty?! wow πŸ˜€
    Those cakes look so yummy!
    Can’t wait to see the video (:

  • Jess
    July 24, 2010 at 5:08 am

    broccoli is my favourite vegetable, I may have to try this!