National Taco Day 2019

Last year, I learned that October 4th is celebrated as National Taco Day in the USA.  I thought that, to acknowledge the holiday, I could make a list of the posts I had, dictated by a taco-theme (click here to visit that post.)  It was fun to see my year of tacos all together, so I am sharing the following list of my taco-related posts, since then (click on highlighted text to visit the posts):

Taco Stand Nostalgia – October 17, 2018

I was reminiscing about a Mexican stand of tacos al pastor (shepherd style tacos), where seasoned layers of pork meat rotate next to a vertical grill (resembling a top, or “trompo” in Spanish), so this is what I did that day at home in Canada: “All I found in the fridge was leftover pork loin roast, so that had to do for this meal; I chopped some up and re-heated it in a pan with a little oil. Then, I assembled my taco platter with warm corn tortillas filled with: the pan-fried loin; finely chopped onions and cilantro; a scoop of salsa, one taco with green and the other with red; and a squirt of lime juice. I had no pineapple, but I placed them on paper squares cut out from a bread bag, and served them on a plastic lid, for effect”:


I concluded with “I am certain I will revisit the topic and post a recipe for a homemade classic taco al pastor, as soon as I figure out how to go around the trompo fixture.”  I am almost done with this task, so I will be posting about my findings in a few weeks.

Tacos de Birria and Spicy Salsa – October 26, 2018

017 Tacos de birria and spicy sauce

Pan Fried Carnitas – November 28, 2019

tacos de carnitas plate superbowl

White Spears and One Great Taco – April 27, 2019

taco de carnero square

The Secret of Good Corn Tortillas – April 30, 2019


One of my favourite posts, talking about the good tortillas of yesterday compared to today’s milquetoast pretenders, and the insanity of the tortilla industry; I also included an “eco-taco” (above), and a mention of purple corn; I have some follow-up to share on my findings about this purple corn, which I will post soon (hint: It is not Mexican!)

Poblano Strips with Cream – July 29, 2019

005 poblano strips with cream in tacos

Squash Flower Taco – August 2, 2019

000 Squash Flower Taco

Pork Rinds in Green Sauce – August 4, 2019

crispy pork rind tacos

Happy National Taco Day!

I am bringing my recipe to Thursday Favourite Things #409 with Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn, Marilyn @ Marilyn’s Treats, Pam @ An Artful Mom, Katherine @ Katherine’s Corner, Amber @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home, Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance and Linda @ Crafts a la Mode.

I am sharing at Fiesta Friday # 296 with Angie @ Fiesta Friday.

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