A Family Trip

A Family Trip

Last year, one of my daughters was working in Japan, and the other was doing an internship in France, so we thought my husband and I would be travelling to Asia and Europe for our family trips ... until COVID19 hit and the whole world had to adhere to lockdowns and travel bans, and we were forced to sit still.  This year, the girls are back in Canada, although both have moved to Toronto, the older starting a new job, and the younger for her fourth year of University.  However, we managed to squeeze in a short family trip up North to Tobermory, Ontario ... click on title for more

Restaurant Style Birria Tacos

Restaurant Style Birria Tacos

This year, just like last, due to the pandemic, Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16) public festivals, and government official re-enactments of the initial call for independence - "El Grito" - were cancelled, or broadcast last night.  A nice plate of Restaurant Style Birria Tacos seems like an appropriate way to recreate the feeling of enjoying street food, but staying safe at home, while being patriotic, with Mexico's flag colours represented in the toppings of green cilantro leaves, white chopped onions, and red spicy salsa de chile de árbol ... click on title for more

Steak in Pasilla Sauce

Steak in Pasilla Sauce

Pasilla peppers are a staple in Mexican cuisine.  These smoky and flavourful peppers are useful as the main ingredient in sauces, cut into strips and crisped to top soups, as well as in more elaborate dishes such as red mole (mole rojo) and "tablecloth stainer" (manchamanteles).  In this recipe, the unique combination of pasilla peppers with tomatillos, results in a wonderfully rich and dark sauce, bringing simple "steak and potatoes" to another level ... click on title for more