A Sweet Evening – Lime Cheesecake Sandwiches

A Sweet Evening – Lime Cheesecake Sandwiches

Last month, while in Mexico, I had a chance to attend a bridal shower. In addition to a delicious dinner, we enjoyed a beautiful treat table, featuring all sorts of savoury snacks, fruit based sweets and a large selection of mini cakes and pastries, including a creamy lime layered cup … click on title for more

A Very Tasty Christmas Tree

A Very Tasty Christmas Tree

When I came back to Canada from my most recent trip to Mexico, I brought home some heirloom hand-crafted straw decorations. Every year my daughters and I choose a theme for our Christmas tree, and we decided to use them this year, and give our tree an old-fashioned look. We also used "fruit" (such as artificial sugar plums), toys (for example, nutcrackers) and pinecones, and even made garlands with real popcorn to complete the look ... click on title for more

Mexican Christmas Eve Salad

Mexican Christmas Eve Salad

When it comes to Christmas time dishes, Mexican cuisine is filled with European influence: cod stew, creamy soups, and desserts such as fruit cake or even a Yule log are to be expected in many Mexican households during this time of year. Christmas Eve salad is a true example of the fusion of Old World ingredients, such as beets and oranges, and other indigenous to the Americas, such as jícama and peanuts … click on title for more

A Magic Town – Mocorito

A Magic Town – Mocorito

"Pueblo mágico" - Magic Town, is a denomination granted by the Mexican Tourism Scretariat to recognize locations around the country with outstanding or unique features regarding their history, natural beauty, architecture, gastronomy or cultural heritage. The program started in 2001, and currently there are 121 magic towns. The state of Sinaloa has four: Cosalá, El Rosario, El Fuerte, and Mocorito. Mocorito has a rich history and flourishing cultural life, and is also home to the state's trademark spiced pork dish … click on title for more