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On Your Mark….Get Set….GO!!!

For the next three weeks, I will be giving away a copy of my new book every Saturday – starting tomorrow – to one lucky winner.
For this week’s contest, I will pose a question/recipe/comment and the 10th person to respond or post a comment will be the lucky winner.  If selected as the winner, you will have to provide your full name, telephone number and address so we can mail you an autographed copy of the book.


Please take a few minutes to go over the rules and guidelines for the contest that starts on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010.

One (1) Boriqua Blog subscriber will be chosen to receive one autographed copy of the book DAISY: MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT. The recipient will be announced on Sunday, February 7th, 2010 at 4pm EST.

· No purchase necessary.
· To enter, you have to log-in to Boriqua Blog ( or sign-up for a free user account and leave one comment in the Official Entry by Daisy Martinez. The TENTH person to comment will be the official winner.
· Contest open to US residents only.
· To be eligible, entries must be completed and received by Sunday, February 7th, 2010 at 12pm. Boriqua Blog is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or delayed entries. Entries received by telephone, fax, courier, or personal delivery will not be accepted. Boriqua Blog reserves the right to amend the rules at any time for any reason.

· The contest is open to US citizens 18 years old or older, as well as anyone currently subscribed to Boricua Blog.
· ONLY one comment per subscriber is valid for each contest.
· Boriqua Blog retains the rights to delete and deny the entrance to the contest to any rude, obscene, or inappropriate comments.
· The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.
· Decisions of the contest are final – no substitutions will be available.
. By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts, newspapers and other publications and in television or film releases, slides, videotape, distribution over the internet and picture date storage) which Boriqua Blog may deem appropriate.
In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Boriqua Blog may not be held liable for any loss, damages, or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).
Boriqua Blog retains the rights, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever.
This contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws.
Boriqua Blog reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.

Buenos Aires, Here I Come!

     In a few minutes, I’ll be leaving for the airport for our annual Christmas family trip, albeit a few short. For the first time, Jerry and Erik will not be traveling with our family for our Christmas trip, because of business obligations (and Erik is interviewing at several medical schools!).  Our trip will take us to Buenos Aires in Argentina, and we are all very excited, as we are meeting our good friends, Paul and Paula Scharff, who are there already (Paula’s family lives in Buenos Aires), but before I go, I’d like to take a few minutes to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with health, happiness,  and prosperity. I will be sure to sample a lot of great food, and take a million pictures to share with you when I get back.  Until then, Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year!

P.S. Don’t forget to tune in to “All Things Considered” on Christmas Day on your NPR station!

La Parranda


Merry Christmas y ¡Feliz Navidad!

LA PARRANDA, an original radio play by Esmeralda Santiago and Daisy Martinez, will premiere during the second half hour of NPR’s “All Things Considered” on Christmas Day, December 25.

To find your local station visit:

LA PARRANDA is about two sisters, one in Puerto Rico, the other in New York, whose relationship evolves over a twenty-five year period through phone calls on Christmas Day. The play is performed by Esmeralda Santiago and Daisy Martinez and features historical as well as contemporary Puerto Rican holiday music and traditions.

After broadcast, the radio play can be heard and/or downloaded from

Tell your friends!

Please help make LA PARRANDA the most downloaded program ever, on NPR!

Feelin’ The Spring Thing!

In this month’s newsletter for, I offer an exclusive recipe that is our own Ode to Spring. It is a poached artichoke heart that is stuffed with a ragu of morels, bacon, shallots, peas and cream and it will serve as our first course for our Spring holiday dinner. The complete recipe with amounts and such is on the site as the April homepage, so stop by a take a look.

We’re going to start out with the ingredients: artichokes, slab bacon, morels (I’ve used dry here, but definately use fresh if you have them available…just omit the soaking step), shallots, peas, cognac, heavy cream and fresh parsley.

Render the diced bacon in a bit of water to render the fat. Start at high heat until it boils, then lower the heat to low, to manage the browning until golden.

Continue reading ‘Feelin’ The Spring Thing!’

Check your local listings….

…And set your TiVos!! I’ll be appearing on the Wednesday March 28 episode of the Rachael Ray Show.

Make sure y’all write/email in and let them know all about the Daisy “love”..hehehe

A Special Offer for Daisy’s Fans

We wanted to let you know that daiz has found a special offer at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and wanted to be sure that it got passed on to you.

To see this special offer, click the link below, or copy and paste this link into your Web browser’s address line:

Also, for a bonus recipe by Daisy from Wyndham Food University, Click Here (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)

Daisy will be coming soon to the following Wyndham locations: Wyndham Orange County-Costa Mesa, California; Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square- Cleveland, Ohio; The Tremont House-Galveston, Texas

Feliz Navidad, Próspero Año y Felicidad! New Holiday Recipes on

Be sure to check out for great Puerto Rican holiday recipes from Daisy!

New Thanksgiving Content on


If you missed it, we just posted all new recipes on for Thanksgiving. Buen Provecho!

Last month’s recipes can be found here (click)

Order Now: Daisy’s Holiday Cooking from Barnes & Noble

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Order Now! Daisy:Morning Noon and Night from Barnes & Noble

Daisy:Morning Noon and Night on Amazon

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Daisy Cooks on Amazon

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