Winter Ingredients

Winter Ingredients

I started longing to get some fresh produce from my garden, but just by looking out of my backdoor at the austere scene in my backyard, it became quite clear that it would not be the case today. I was encouraged at the supermarket, though, when I saw plump tomatoes grown in Canada … click on title for more

A Saturday in Guadalajara

A Saturday in Guadalajara

The rich and intricated history of Guadalajara explains why there are too many Art centres and museums, markets, monuments and interesting churches and landmarks to visit in a single day. However, I had the chance to see some highlights, guided by my niece and her husband, along with my sister and brother in-law … click on title for more

Street Food – Esquites

Street Food – Esquites

Two very popular street foods in Mexico are corn on the cob and esquites (from the Nahuatl form izquitl - roasted young corn.) In pre-Hispanic times, esquite was probably eaten with dry hot peppers and salt and, after the Spanish conquest, lime juice was added to the seasonings. Nowadays, it is very common to top esquites with mayonnaise, shredded cheese and a variety of spicy ingredients … click on title for more