– A Themed Menu for this Cinco de Mayo – Fifth Stop: Chihuahua

– A Themed Menu for this Cinco de Mayo  – Fifth Stop: Chihuahua

For May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), I am preparing a full menu featuring recipes from places that had an important role in this episode of Mexican History ... click on image for more

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– A Themed Menu for this Cinco de Mayo – First Stop: Veracruz

– A Themed Menu for this Cinco de Mayo – First Stop: Veracruz

For May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), I am preparing a full menu featuring recipes from places that had an important role in this episode of Mexican History. There are two questions I frequently get asked about Cinco de Mayo: 1) Why is it celebrated so much outside Mexico? And 2) Do you have any good Margarita recipes? I will start with the first question, and over the next few posts, make my way to the second... click on image for more

Earth Day 2018 – Green Thumbs up to Urban Gardening!

Earth Day 2018 – Green Thumbs up to Urban Gardening!

57% of Canadian households reported growing some sort of edible (vegetables, fruits or herbs) in their backyards, balconies or even indoors. The amount of urban gardening in Mexico is not well documented, but I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that in the last decade, several projects have been developed to encourage Mexico City residents to start rooftop veggie gardens, community plots, and school greening projects ... click on image for more

Corn Flour and Masa 101

Corn Flour and Masa 101

There is very little consensus on what people first picture when they hear the words “corn flour.”  I think of the flour used for masa, a dough to make tortillas, gorditas, and many other Mexican corn products.  I understand in Great Britain it will bring images of a white and very fine product, what is [...]