Mexican Bingo – ¡Lotería!

Mexican Bingo – ¡Lotería!

There is a very popular board game in Mexico called Lotería – Lottery, the literal translation to English, corresponds to its definition, since its outcome is governed by chance. One particular card - # 48 La Chalupa - was so popular, that many Mexican Americans in Texas grew up calling the game “Chalupa”... click on title for more

Garlic Scape Papatzules

Garlic Scape Papatzules

Papatzules are a traditional and very popular dish in the Mexican state of Yucatan. They are similar to a basic enchilada, but the ingredients make this preparation unique: the sauce is made from ground pumpkin seed and epazote, and hard-boiled eggs serve as stuffing. It was a natural progression to use the garlic scape with pumpkin seed paste from my previous post to prepare my own version of papatzules … click on title for more

Garlic Scape Paste – Basic and with Pumpkin Seed

Garlic Scape Paste – Basic and with Pumpkin Seed

After I collected my harvest of garlic scapes, I proceeded to wash and drain them. The next step was to trim and discard the tough tips, just above the bud; the stems and buds may be kept whole for grilling, or cut into manageable sections to cook in the kitchen, as in these two types of paste … click on title for more