Enfrijoladas – Tortillas in Bean Sauce

Enfrijoladas – Tortillas in Bean Sauce

An enchilada is a tortilla dunked in chile sauce; an enmolada is a tortilla dunked in mole sauce; it follows then that an enfrijolada is, of course, a tortilla dunked in frijol (bean) sauce. I thought of this recipe as the perfect way to feature the flavour of a good batch of frijoles de la olla (beans from the pot) … click on title for more

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Homegrown Beans – Easy and Fun

Homegrown Beans – Easy and Fun

Many people, including myself, have wondered why bother with homegrown shelling beans, since the small envelopes of seeds are more expensive than buying a bag of dry beans at the supermarket, probably the same price as a couple of cans, plus the time, work and space the crop takes in the garden. I have to say that not only are they "easy to grow and fun to harvest", but their flavour, texture and the thickness of their broth are definitely worth the effort … click on title for more

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

This post was written inspired by my backyard harvest; although far from perfect (see for example, my previous post), I feel grateful to be able to enjoy products from the fertile soil and my gardening work, and it makes me proud to feature my veggies when I cook. That made me think of Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña, created with the same sentiment, to represent the richness and spirit of La Huasteca region, in Mexico …

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