Cheers to our adventures and journey.

Cooking with WOW

WOW is a group of wonderful women…. We like to think of ourselves as Women of Wisdom, Women of Wine, or Women on Wednesday’s having lunch. I started WOW in Dallas with my gal pals. WOW gave me the opportunity to experiment with new recipes and the ladies a chance to bounce ideas off each other.  WOW continues in Panama. I have been blessed with so many wonderful ladies that enjoy and appreciate my efforts.  Everyone requested an Asian influenced menu.  So asian it is, but everyone will have to slice, dice, chop and roll. As many of you know the ingredients are not always available. I prepped and prepared homemade sauces, Thai chili, peanut sauce, srirachi aioli and teriyaki glaze for 3 days prior to getting the WOW ladies together. We had such an amazing time cooking, laughing, sharing stories and just spending the afternoon together.  So good in fact, that I did another one a month later for the second group of WOW gals.  You know laughter is so good for the heart and soul !!

Watermelon radishes
Check out the gorgeous watermelon radishes. They were used in the lobster spring rolls and Asian mandarin orange salad with a Thai chili dressing. The radishes are wonderful just served on a charcuterie board with smoked meats, cheeses and crackers.

Alicia on the lobster spring roll station filling each rice paper with organic mixed greens, soba noodles, radishes, peppers, mint and cilantro.

spring rolls
WOW… gorgeous lobster spring rolls… these are my favorites.

WOW lunch at Cynthias 007

The eggrolls were made with fresh ground pork, napa cabbage, garlic, lemongrass, ginger and rice noodles. We all took turns rolling and creating the perfect eggrolls. Nancy volunteered to be our Fry Master on the wok.


We started off our lunch with wasabi cream cheese and teriyaki spread, fresh grilled tuna on a wonton crisp served with srirachi aioli, followed by sticky rice, eggrolls, spring rolls and Asian salad. Dessert  was homemade vanilla ice cream drizzled with a banana caramel and crystalized ginger.  So a toast to all the WOW gals for making our lunch the best ever and special thanks to Debbie and Cynthia for sharing their beautiful homes with us.  What a fun day!  So you never know what’s cooking in Boquete with the WOW gals.


Comments on: "Cooking with WOW" (5)

  1. Kathy Donelson said:

    It was definitely a WOW lunch and so much fun!

  2. WOW! What a great idea and wonderful day! Looks so good!

  3. In New Orleans we had a group of women who got together for Wine and Wii and it was Women, Wine and Wii on Wednesday. When I told a friend about our group, she thought I said “Weed” instead of Wii and was really taken aback! (Wine and weed on Wednesday’s?)

  4. Cynthia said:

    Dede, This is a wonderful blog. So interesting and well done. I’m sending this to all my US friends. Pictures are great.

  5. Brenda whalen said:

    Wow! You are my kind of people! I will be looking you up when we get down there in a few months.

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