The Blu Jam Blog

201, 2017

Steak Recipe

January 2nd, 2017|

A great way to prepare steak and an excellent accompanying sauce is to use a heavy skillet. Season the steak with salt and cracked pepper on both sides, heat up the olive oil, and add the steaks. Cook to your liking, take out and cover. Add chopped shallots, sauté and scrape the pan to release the bits. Pour good red wine and simmer till almost gone. Add chicken stock and a [...]

2312, 2016

Knupp Gallery Inaugural Group Show

December 23rd, 2016|

As previously, announced, Blu Jam Cafe is proud to have partnered with Knupp Gallery and to support fellow Czechs and their artwork and creativity. Please come visit the gallery and see some great art. Here are some photos from the inaugural group show to give you a glimpse of Czech art in Los Angeles! http://www.knuppgalleryla.com/exhibitions/velvet-and-glass-inaugural-group-show/

2312, 2016


December 23rd, 2016|

For those not very familiar with Champagne, or with limited knowledge, Champagne is a sparkling wine produced in the Champagne wine region of France. No other wine in the world can be named Champagne unless it is picked, grown and made in Champagne. The three main grape varieties are Pinot Noir and Pinot Meaner, both red grapes, and Chardonnay, the white variety! In order to call it Champagne, there has [...]

812, 2016

Italian Turkey Wrap Recipe

December 8th, 2016|

Fast, tasty and super satisfying wrap/sandwich that is perfect for parties and picnics! Ingredients: One large flour tortilla, plain, spinach or sun dried tomato 3 oz of turkey breast, chopped One "hand" of fresh baby spinach 6 large leaves of fresh basil, chopped 2 oz of shredded mozzarella 2 oz of fire roasted red bell peppers ( the jar variety will do) 8 cherry tomatoes or small San Marzano ones [...]

412, 2016


December 4th, 2016|

Challenge recipe: Try this recipe but remember you have no proportions! Heat up olive oil in a deep heavy bottom pot and add big slabs of bacon, sauté till some fat is released, add onions and garlic. Stir often and sauté till golden! Drain white beans that were soaked overnight, add to the pot and mix it all together! Add stock, bring to boil, add Hungarian paprika, tomato paste, cumin, [...]

412, 2016

Favorite Paso Robles Wines

December 4th, 2016|

MY FAVORITE WINES FROM PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA Below is the list of some of my favorite wines from Paso Robles - only 3 ½ hours north of Los Angeles! I have been going there for years and clearly remember my first visit. I was invited to stay in Paso at Justin Winery Inn back in 1994 since I was pouring their wines by the glass on my wine list. During [...]

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