Puebla Style Cemita Sandwich

Puebla Style Cemita Sandwich

Pápalo is a pre-Hispanic herb originally from Mexico; one of the best known applications of pápalo is as a required topping to prepare a cemita, a sandwich created in the Mexican state of Puebla, named after the bun with which it is traditionally prepared. People in Puebla will declare that, without cemita buns and pápalo leaves, there is no cemita sandwich ... click on title for more

Flower of the Day – Iris

Flower of the Day – Iris

Originally from Europe, nowadays irises are naturalized all over Europe and other countries around the world, found in many different colours and sizes. There is a lot of confusion about the name in different languages, and with the lily flower. In my backyard, there is only one type of iris, the bearded iris, in its very common purple shade; these irises, by any name, are the definite sign of the warm weather season in my area ... click on title for more

Flower of the Day – Tulip

Flower of the Day – Tulip

My favourite flower is the tulip, any colour, any variety.  Tulips do not grow in Mexico, and one of the new things I got to do when I first came to Canada was to visit The Royal Botanical Gardens (Ontario, Canada), which feature a tulip theme every spring.  In my garden, I just love how the different varieties of tulips start showing their colours, as the season progresses ... click on title for more