Tomatoes with a Grudge?

Tomatoes with a Grudge?

Some of my backyard tomatoes this year seem to have a chip on their shoulder, or rather, a condition called “yellow shoulder" … click on title for more

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Burritas CDMX

Burritas CDMX

Burrita is the female form of “little donkey” in Spanish. As a dish, it is assembled with wheat flour tortillas, and then grilled, just like its male counterpart (burrito), but the filling is very different; moreover, burritas are usually folded, not rolled. Burritos are originally from Northern Mexico, while these burritas are popular in Mexico City (Ciudad de México, abbreviated CDMX) … click on title for more

Homemade Wheat Flour tortillas

Homemade Wheat Flour tortillas

The history of the wheat tortilla is very interesting, because neither did it originate in Central Mexico, nor was it an adaptation of the corn tortilla, a pre-Hispanic staple from that region. The Northern Mexican states favour wheat tortillas over corn, and each region has its own recipes. Mine is based on my mom's, who was born in the Northern Mexican state of Coahuila … click on title for more

Pork Rind in Green Sauce – Chicharrón en salsa verde

Pork Rind in Green Sauce – Chicharrón en salsa verde

In Mexico, it is common to have fried pork rinds just crumbled into a warm corn tortilla, topped with any salsa and enjoyed as a taco; snack size pieces are also served as chips with a bowl of salsa on the side. When there are leftovers from a party or family gathering, it is very convenient to cook them in sauce (sometimes leftover from the party as well), but as a guisado (stewed dish), this Mexican classic is prepared as a staple for any taco bar or burrito line-up … click on title for more