A Follow Up Halloween Story – No Axe? No problem!

A Follow Up Halloween Story – No Axe? No problem!

I have a new skill! I can finally take care of any of them using neither brute force nor a big blade … Click on image for more

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From Halloween to Day of the Dead – A Three Day Journey for the Souls

From Halloween to Day of the Dead – A Three Day Journey for the Souls

Reverence for the dead is widely recognized as an unmistaken marker of the human condition. From the Egyptians and Romans to the Mayan and Mexicas, offerings and elaborate funeral rituals were prepared to ease the transition of the souls of the deceased into the world of the ethereal, and a trip to the underworld was [...]

Ginger Limeade – A Refreshing Story

Ginger Limeade – A Refreshing Story

Since I was looking for recipes featuring ginger with Canadian and Mexican elements, it did not take me long to think of Canada Dry™ ginger ale, the first reference to Canada I ever had as a child in Mexico. The Ginger Limeade pictured above, is my take on a homemade Canada-Dry-like beverage, with added Mexican flavours … Click on image for more

Jalapeños en Escabeche – Preserving the Harvest

Jalapeños en Escabeche – Preserving the Harvest

Spanish recipes usually involve meat, especially fish; Mexican cooks not only adopted these recipes, but extended their use to New World ingredients, most notably in this brilliant example with jalapeño peppers and any vegetables available from a bumper crop (either from one’s backyard or the market) … Click on image for more