Leamington – Tomato Capital of Canada and the Mexican Connexion

Leamington – Tomato Capital of Canada and the Mexican Connexion

My husband, one of our daughters and I had been following all the social distancing rules at home this summer, and we wanted to make a day trip as a family, the first outing for the three of us together since last winter. We ventured into the municipality of Leamington, Ontario ... click on title for more

Banana Bread – A Souvenir from Nayarit

Banana Bread – A Souvenir from Nayarit

There are certain edible products, especially sweets, which have become iconic as souvenirs when visiting some locations, for example, Canadian maple syrup, or Swiss milk chocolate; in Mexico, cocadas (coconut sweets) from Acapulco, Guerrero, or Tequila from, well, Tequila, Jalisco, are sovereign.  In San Blas, Nayarit, eating Zarandeado grilled fish goes along with bringing home a loaf of pan de plátano - banana bread. I remember the classic San Blas banana bread as extra sweet and somewhat heavy, with a very strong banana flavour, evidently from a high fruit content. My recipe is a much lighter version ... click on title for more